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, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and the CUSP network pave the way for many career opportunities after graduation. NYU Tandon and CUSP offer 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. Students are able to seek individual assistance in exploring internship and employment opportunities and guidance for their individual job search efforts through both Tandon Career Services and NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.

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%
Class of 2018: 85%

Average Starting Salary

Class of 2015: $94,000
Class of 2016: $83,000
Class of 2017: $93,000
Class of 2018: $95,000

Career Sectors

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
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