Class of 2016 Report

Human resources leads career field choices
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ILR School Class of 2016 post-graduate survey results are in.

Seventy-eight percent of undergraduates reported employment in a variety of fields. Human resources attracted the highest percentage – 23 percent – and financial services attracted 16 percent, followed by 12.5 percent in business.

The median starting salary for all fields was $60,000, according to the Postgraduate Report of Bachelor's Degree Recipients. Forty two-percent reported receiving a sign-on bonus, and the median bonus was $6,000.

More than 60 percent found their positions through ILR Career Services, the ILR Credit Internship Program, Cornell affiliates, alumni and staff referrals.

Seventeen percent of the Class of 2016 undergraduates entered law school and other graduate programs.

The report for 2016 graduates earning Master of Industrial and Labor Relations degrees shows a median salary of $85,000 for U.S. positions, with 67 percent receiving a median sign-on bonus of $12,000.

Fifty-seven percent of the graduates entering employment found their positions through ILR Career Services, according to the Postgraduate Report of Master of Industrial & Labor Relations Degree Recipients.