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Outcomes After Cornell

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After you graduate you will have a many choices.  Here, you can find out what many physics students choose to do after commencement.  About half of our physics majors pursue post-graduate education and half directly enter the workforce.  

National Statistics

Companies who have hired Cornell physics students after their Bachelors degree

  • Apple — Software Engineer
  • Applied Materials — Engineer
  • Booz Allen Hamilton — Consultant
  • Cornell — Lab Assistant
  • Cornell — Research Assistant
  • Cornell LEPP — Temp
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — Lab Technician
  • Dean & Company — Analyst
  • Deloitte Consulting — Analyst
  • Enrich Consulting — Analyst
  • Ernst and Young — Financial Analyst
  • Institute for the Future — Research Assistant
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory — Associate Engineer
  • Lourdes Hospital — Dosimetrist Assistant
  • M&S Engineering — Hydrologist/CAD Technician
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory — Assistant Researcher
  • Stego Industries — Regional Sales Manager
  • Teach for America — Secondary School Teacher
  • TRW — General Engineer
  • US Dept of Energy — Scientist
  • Weill Medical College — Teaching Assistant
  • Yale Press — Assistant

List of post-graduate institutions attended by Cornell physics students

  • Boston University — Physics
  • Cal Tech — Astrophysics
  • Cal Tech — Physics
  • Columbia — Physics
  • Cornell — Applied Physics
  • Cornell — Computer Science
  • Cornell — Education
  • Cornell — Operations Research
  • Cornell — Physics
  • Cambridge — Mathematics
  • Duke — Physics
  • Georgetown — Medicine
  • Harvard — Applied Physics
  • Harvard — Physics
  • Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics — Physics
  • Maryland — Astrophysics
  • Maryland — Physics
  • Michigan — Physics
  • MIT — Physics
  • Penn State — Acoustics
  • Penn State — Physics
  • Pittsburgh — Law
  • Princeton — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Princeton — Physics
  • Rochester — Physics
  • Rutgers — Biomedical Engineering
  • Rutgers — Neuroscience
  • Southeastern Bible College — Vegetable Crops
  • Tufts — Education
  • UC Berkeley — Astronomy
  • UC Berkeley — Physics
  • UC Irvine — Physics
  • UC Los Angeles — Physics
  • UC San Diego — Electrical Engineering
  • UC Santa Barbara — Physics
  • UC Santa Cruz — Physics
  • University of Chicago — Law
  • University of Chicago — Physics
  • University of Colorado at Boulder — Applied Mathematics
  • University of Colorado at Boulder — Physics
  • University of Washington — Physics
  • Washington University in Saint Louis — Physics
  • Wisconsin — Astronomy
  • Wisconsin — Physics

By the Numbers

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Danyel Wierson

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