Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

Corporate Affiliate Program

Welcome to the Cornell CIS Corporate Affiliate Program (CAP).  Launched in 2018, our focus is faculty and graduate students in Computer Science, Information Science and Statistics. More than two-thirds of graduating PhDs are entering industry jobs and Cornell seeks to further access between students and companies.

The Corporate Affiliate Program will help companies focus on three areas: Recruitment, Research, and Recognition.


  • Develop a pipeline of Graduate Students
  • Individualized strategies per area of focus
  • Dedicated staff to help develop individualized hiring strategies
  • Access to PhD CV/resume book


  • Priority access to graduate student projects and papers
  • Participation in an annual research symposium, including interaction with and presentations by graduate students, location rotating between Ithaca and New York City
  • Membership on a Dean’s Industrial Advisory Board, with annual meetings rotating between the East and West Coast
  • One-day of on-campus meetings with faculty and researchers, personalized for your company’s goals and preferred visit dates


  • Branding opportunities in Computing and Information Science buildings
  • First consideration for on-campus sponsorships and promotional opportunities
  • Facilitated access to undergraduate student-run organizations, who organize and advertise speakers for tech talks and information sessions


$20,000 per year, as a gift to Cornell University


Laura Batten, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations,, 607-255-3952