After ESTEEM

The ESTEEM program provides its students with a unique combination of technical expertise and business acumen that allows them to master the modern marketplace and become leading innovators among the world’s most successful startups and corporations, as both entrepreneurs and "intrapreneurs."

ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it, with a combination of an entrepreneurship curriculum, a capstone commercialization thesis, and out-of- the-classroom experiences. By the time they graduate, due to the rigorous academic experience, exposure to real-life business ventures, and exceptional mentorship, ESTEEM students find their technical skills impactful and marketable in a rapidly changing economy. Students are launched into career tracks outside of narrow technical roles, taking positions of leadership at the intersection of business and innovation.

26% of ESTEEM graduates are currently working in a startup or early-stage company.
1 in 3 of those alumni in startup or early-stage companies are founders or hold a c-suite position.

Read a bit more about what these featured alumni are doing after ESTEEM by clicking on their name:
A complete and searchable Alumni Directory is here.

Featured Placements

Alex Curry

ESTEEM '17
Microsoft

Gbemisola Okunzua

ESTEEM '19
NextEra Energy Resources

Kunigunda Szentes

ESTEEM '18
The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame

L. Chardee Allee

ESTEEM '16
DemystData

Sean McGee

ESTEEM '15
Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA

Will Gillach

ESTEEM '20
Zipnosis

Upon graduating from the program, ESTEEM students enter the following industries or sectors: (Percentages based on self-reported data from alumni respondents.)

  • Consulting: 26%
  • Consumer Products & Retail: 2%
  • Education/Advanced Degree: 10%
  • Energy/Utilities: 3%
  • Financial Services: 4%
  • Healthcare, Biotech, Pharma: 16%
  • Manufacturing/Transportation: 4%
  • Media & Entertainment: 1%
  • Nonprofit/Government: 4%
  • Other: 6%
  • Technology: 24%

Here are some of the companies where our alumni are currently employed:

Consulting

  • Accenture Strategy
  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Avanade
  • Bain & Company
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Clarity Solutions
  • Daly Ventures*
  • Deloitte
  • enFocus*
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fahrenheit 212
  • IQVIA
  • LEK Consulting
  • McKinsey & Company
  • PwC

Consumer Products & Retail

  • Aldi
  • Coast Southwest
  • iRobot
  • L’Oreal
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Viewtique*

Education/Advanced Degree

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • USCF School of Medicine
  • University College Cork (Ireland)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Wharton School and Lauder Institute
  • Yale University

Energy/Utilities

  • EmNet*
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • Neighborhood Sun*
  • NextEra Energy Resouces
  • SolHarvest Energy

Financial Services

  • Akuna Capital
  • American Family Insurance
  • Cyndx*
  • First Derivatives
  • KPMG
  • Morningstar
  • Silicon Valley Bank

Health Care, Biotech, Pharma

  • Abbvie
  • AveXis
  • Cytocast*
  • DaVita
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Enlighten Mobility*
  • Medtronic
  • Ochre Bio*
  • Personalis, Inc.*
  • Stryker
  • Torigen*

Manufacturing/Transportation

  • The Boring Company*
  • Cargill
  • CupPrint US, LLC*
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Glen Dimplex
  • Komatsu
  • Morgan Advanced Materials

Media & Entertainment

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development

Nonprofit/Government

  • Carrfour Supportive Housing
  • City of Pittsburgh, PA
  • City of South Bend, IN
  • Federal Ministry of Ethiopia
  • German National Space Agency (DLR)
  • Social Venture Partners Dallas
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers / Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC)
  • United States Navy

Other

  • Arco Murray
  • Hyatt Hotel Corporation
  • LaSalle Network
  • Techstars

Technology

  • AddEvent*
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apple
  • Bricleir*
  • Consensus Networks*
  • Epic Software
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Kyndi*
  • Microsoft
  • Optimizely*
  • Palantir
  • Qualcomm
  • Raise Marketplace*
  • SAP
  • Stackline*
  • Synack*
  • teacherCODE*
  • Telnyx*
  • Trek10*
  • Uber

*indicates startup or early stage company