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Largest Number of UTD CS Students Join Amazon and Facebook

This summer, the UT Dallas CS Department will have the largest number ever of students joining Amazon. At least 45 CS/SE students will participate in summer internships, and at least 33 students will take up full-time jobs after finishing their degrees this spring. Thus, nearly 80 UT Dallas CS Department students will be joining Amazon, either as interns or as full-time employees. A vast majority of these students are graduate students. In addition, nearly twenty students—a mix of BS, MS and Ph.D. students—will be interning with Facebook this summer. Several graduates will join Facebook and other top software companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft as full-time employees, however, at present we are still completing our survey for those companies. These offers and internships are quite lucrative and sought after. It is a well-known fact that Amazon and Facebook hire the best minds in technology. Consequently, Amazon and Facebook employee placement is quite a commendable achievement for not only students but also the UT Dallas Computer Science Department.

Over the past decade, Amazon has grown into a hugely profitable company. The retail giant is the third most valuable corporation on the planet after Apple and Microsoft. LinkedIn recognized Amazon as one of the most desirable workplaces on its 2019 Top Companies list for U.S.UKAustralia, IndiaJapanChinaCanadaGermany, and Mexico. Similarly, LinkedIn recognizes Facebook as the second-best company that people would like to work with and stay with once hired.

Last March, Krishna Mohan Reddy Katha, CS Graduate Student, attended the interview process for ‘Software Engineer University Grad’ position at Facebook. Krishna will be starting the Software Engineering internship with Facebook this July. “The interview process was great. When I visited the Facebook office for an onsite interview, I felt the positive vibe in everyone working there, and after the interview process, I was very very excited to be offered an internship with them. Receiving an offer from Facebook was one of the high moments in my life, and I am eagerly waiting to join Facebook in July,” said Krishna. “I want to thank UT Dallas faculty and staff for educating me with high standards and thank you, Rodney Tabares, the University recruiter for Facebook, for considering my profile and giving me an interview opportunity.”

Yunjie Wang, a CS Master’s student, was recently hired as an incoming full-time Software Engineer at Facebook. “Last February, Rodney Tabares kindly scheduled a phone interview for me, after that, I went to the Facebook University day event, an onsite interview for University Grads, which is wonderful. I received an offer soon after! I am very excited” said Yunjie.

The UT Dallas Computer Science Department has a strong track record of connecting graduate and undergraduate students to tech companies for internship positions. Upon graduation, UT Dallas CS/SE graduates gain employment in companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, AT&T, Dell, eBay, Ericsson, Fujitsu Network Communications, Google, IBM, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, QualComm, Raytheon, Sabre, Samsung, State Farm, Tyler Technologies, USAA, Verizon Wireless, Wolters Kluwer, and Yahoo. Not only do these companies hire UT Dallas computer science and software engineering students in large numbers as interns (approximately 1,000 last year) and full-time employees (nearly 100% of our graduates had either found positions or landed interviews by graduation time last year), but they work with our CS faculty and students on joint research projects as well.


The UT Dallas Computer Science program is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the United States with over 3,315 bachelors-degree students, more than 1,110 master’s students, 165 Ph.D. students,  52 tenure-track faculty members, and 44 full-time senior lecturers, as of Fall 2019. With The University of Texas at Dallas’ unique history of starting as a graduate institution first, the CS Department is built on a legacy of valuing innovative research and providing advanced training for software engineers and computer scientists.

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