Graduate Student Success & Career Outcomes

Firms are increasingly looking for data scientists and analytics experts to unlock the potential of their data. CUSP prepares students for careers helping these organizations make more informed business decisions using data. While our research and academic focus is on using data to improve urban systems, CUSP students utilize the skills they learn in this program in both the public and private sectors. Our alumni can be found at leading firms in professional services, financial services, technology, and a whole host of other professional companies, in positions ranging from urban data scientist to management and leadership roles.

Numerous resources at NYU and through the CUSP network pave the way for many career opportunities after graduation. NYU CUSP offers technical and social workshops, networking and mentoring activities, research seminars, and workplace events to help students discover and customize a career path in the evolving industry of urban informatics. We also individually assist students in exploring internship and employment opportunities offered by NYU CUSP’s exclusive consortium of agency, corporate, and academic partners. Coupled with the resources provided by NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development, students have the unique ability to prepare for recruitment in both the public and private sectors.

If your interests are in entrepreneurship, you will have opportunities to develop the skills to manage and create new ventures and to foster innovation in the urban information and technology sectors. The program’s emphasis is on bridging theory and practice to learn how to transform ideas into new market opportunities and start-up ventures. To this end, entrepreneurial-minded students will have unique access to NYU’s incubators, the New York City venture capital community, and experts in starting and growing tech companies.

Alumni Success

Employment Rate

Class of 2015: 86%
Class of 2016: 88%
Class of 2017: 85%

Average Starting Salary

Class of 2015: $94,000
Class of 2016: $83,000
Class of 2017: $93,000

Class of 2017 Career Opportunities

85% received more than one job interviews
50% accepted first job offer
50% received more than one job offer

Alumni job placement

Our graduates have gone on to internships and full-time careers at:

….and more, in New York City and beyond:

American Express
Booz Allen Hamilton
DatapolitanHR&A Advisors
IBM Watson
NYC Department of Veterans’ Services
NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
NYC Police Department
NYC Transit Authority
San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency
Two Sigma
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
US Treasury Office of Financial Research