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ITWS Careers

What is the career path for ITWS graduates?

ITWS@Rensselaer graduates often begin careers as Analysts or Consultants, working first with customers to analyze and understand a problem and then with technology creators to analyze and design the solution. Other graduates enter Leadership Development positions that prepare them for accelerated career paths to technology management.

But what about all this talk of outsourcing?

Since it is the lower-level technology jobs (e.g., programming, support) that are being outsourced, graduates of ITWS@Rensselaer are not affected. In fact, outsourcing creates greater demand for people in Analyst and Leadership Development positions who define and manage the outsourced tasks and integrate the results back into US and Global companies.

What will the future job market be like?

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that four of the five job categories with the largest expected percentage growth will be in ITWS areas (network systems and data communications analysts, computer applications software engineers, computer systems software engineers, and database administration). The Bureau report also places these ITWS areas in the highest quartile for salaries.

How good are the salaries for new ITWS graduates?

The average starting salary for graduates of the Bachelor of Science program was $74,000 in May 2015. For December 2014 MS in IT graduates, the average starting salary was $96,000. Nearly all graduates had accepted job offers by graduation with many choosing from multiple offers.

What exactly are Rensselaer’s ITWS graduates doing?

To give you a very specific idea of where you may be employed and what your title might be, we have listed actual first employment companies and job titles for a sampling of B.S. and M.S. graduates of ITWS@Rensselaer. Student and Alumni Stories will also show you the wide variety of career opportunities.

ABN AMRO Financial Analyst

Associate Consultant Analyst


Business Analyst
IT Leadership Development Program

CGI-AMS Associate Business Analyst
Associate Consultant
IT Consultant
American Power Conversion (APC) Sales Representative
Bank of America

Assistant Vice President
Application Developer
Business Analyst
Project Manager

Barbizon Lighting Company Project Manager
BidNet Web and Database Developer
BookCurrency, Inc. Chief Marketing Officer
CACI International Inc.

Deputy Manager of the SPS Deployment Project

U.S. Census Bureau Application Development Analyst
Cisco Systems Customer Support Engineer
CNN - Turner Broadcasting Freelance Cameraman/Video Producer
CORESense Inc. Project Manager
Deloitte Systems Analyst
Feuz Manufacturing Director of Workforce Development

Information Management Leadership Program
Financial Management Leadership Program
Application Developer

Gerson Lehman Research Manager
Goldman Sachs

Financial Analyst
Technical Analyst
Client Relationship Manager

Hillcrest Technologies Owner/Consulting

E-business Consultant
IT Consultant
IT Specialist
Software Engineer

Interntional Atomic Energy Agency Cryptography Intern
Johnson and Johnson Associate Analyst
JP Morgan Chase Internal Consulting Services Analyst
Jupiter Construction Supervisor
Kittelson and Associates Transportation Analyst
Kraft, Kennedy and Lesser Network Consultant
Lehman Brothers

Fixed Income Collateral Analyst
START Analyst

Lockheed Martin

Commercial Applications Software Engineer
Software Engineer
System Integration Analyst

Merrill Lynch Technical Analyst Training Program
Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
New World Apps Inc. Systems Engineer
Nortel Systems Engineer
New York State Comptroller's Office Senior Computer Programmer/Analyst
Oracle Senior Product Manager
Professional Planning Services Marketing Associate
Salomon Smith Barney Leadership Training Program Associate
Sytex Researcher
Target Team Leader
Travelers IT Leadership Development Program
UBS Financial Services Information Services Division Associate
Vermont HITEC Director of IT Consulting Division
VIDOX Image and Data Video/Audio Performance Software Developer
Viecore Inc. Jr. Voice User Interface Designer
Visco Systems LLC Wireless Networking Escalation Team
VistaPrint Software Engineer


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