Career Resources for CUSP Students
Meet recent alumni and discover the paths that past students have taken beyond their time at CUSP — and how you can get there, too.
CUSP graduates leave NYU prepared to lead organizations in making more informed decisions by unlocking the potential of urban data. Our alumni are sought after by key city and government agencies around the world and leading firms in technology, telecommunications, utilities and renewable energy. Their skills enable entry into consulting and financial services as well as startups and nonprofits. They hold positions ranging from data scientist to data and policy analyst, and enjoy management and leadership roles with a job placement and continuing education rate of 93.5 percent and an average starting salary of $97,000*.
*Job placement rate and average starting salary based on reported employment and educational outcomes from the class of 2022.
Alumni go on to work at companies and organizations such as:
- American Express
- Boston City Hall
- California Data Collective
- Coleridge Initiative
- General Electric
- IBM Watson
- National Grid
- NYC Housing Authority
- NYC Mayor’s Office
- NYC Transit Authority
- The World Bank
- Two Sigma
Tandon Career Hub
From the moment you become a CUSP student, the Tandon Career Hub is available to partner with you to create a roadmap to help prepare you for your career. We provide training, resume review, assistance with your job search, as well as opportunities to meet with employers.
Wasserman Center for Career Development
The Graduate Student Career Development Team at the Wasserman Center provides specialized career coaching, events, and resources to meet the particular needs of current and recent NYU master’s, doctoral, and advanced certificate students, as well as current postdocs.
The CUSP Network
The CUSP Network is a cohort of professionals who partner with CUSP to open lines of communication across urban sectors, to collaborate cross-functionally on important research, to inform the direction of the center, and ultimately to contribute to the improvement of cities around the world. Partners of the CUSP Network are also great resources for networking and starting your job hunt.
“I think, for solving complex problems in cities we always need different perspectives and varied contributions… CUSP at NYU has provided me the platform to interact with brilliant minds from different areas of expertise which is the key to breakthrough.“
Chris Carey, 2022 – Software Engineer Lead, Replica HQ
“I started to understand that there was a role for software engineers in this area–and an important one. I realized that I am passionate about smart cities and urban computing, and finding a path where I can apply software engineering to work on meaningful problems.”
Avigail Vantu, 2016 – Director of Data Analytics, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission
“I feel that working in the public sector aligns with my belief that data analysis should be coupled with an understanding of the people and communities it affects, ensuring its significance in creating impactful outcomes.“