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Mia Michaelides MILR 23 and Vasquez, Edward MILR 23

Mia Michaelides MILR '23

Sr. Associate, KPMG

"The MILR program gave me countless opportunities to grow my network and accelerate my career progression. Whether it was meeting with company executives, taking classes from renowned professors, or being a part of a close-knit cohort, there were so many people for me to learn from and connect with during my time at Cornell"

Mia Michaelides MILR 23
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*preliminary data for class of '22

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MILR Salaries


ILR’s Class of 2022 continued our tradition of sending graduates to top employers. Through job fairs, alumni networking events, workshops on interview skills, and professional development seminars, our MILRs are extremely sought after in today's market and landing amazing positions.

Key Insights

  1. Companies are offering our MILRs paid summer internships and top salary post-graduate positions
  2. With an average starting salary of $98,000* in HR positions
  3. Average sign-on bonus of $13,000.
2022 MILR Top Five Salaries by Industry
Percentage Industry Mean Salary
33% Manufacturing $81,000
15% Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences $104,000
14%  Technology $89,000
12% Consulting $93,000
10% Other Corporate Sectors (Communications/Media, Financial Services, Insurance) $96,000

2022 Employers

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boeing Company (The)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cigna
  • Citigroup
  • City of New York
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Columbia University
  • Columbus McKinnon Co.
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Dell
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Gannett Co., Inc.
  • General Electric (GE)
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Korean Financial Supervisory Authority
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Lansing High School
  • LG Corp
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Micegroup
  • Microsoft
  • PepsiCo
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater NY
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Prudential Financial
  • SK Holdings
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • United States Army
  • UnitedHealth Group (UHG)
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Writers Guild of America, East
  • WuXi AppTec
  • Xiaomi Technology Company

Select Job Titles

  • Advisor, HR Generalist
  • Compensation Consultant
  • Global Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Graduate Human Resources Leadership Development Program
  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Leadership Development Program Participant
  • HR Lead Associate
  • HR Manager
  • HR Operational Excellence Specialist
  • HR Senior Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • HRIS Analyst
  • Human Capital Consultant
  • Labor Contract Analyst
  • Labor Relations Representative
  • Lead Organizer
  • Learning & Development Associate
  • People Analytics Specialist
  • Technical Recruiter


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