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As one of the largest technology companies and employers in the U.S., what inspires our education initiatives is a commitment to helping today’s workers prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities, providing future generations with the skills needed to compete and thrive in the global economy.


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Our commitment to helping clients embrace vital new digital technologies permeates everything we do. Cognizant seeks out more agile and efficient strategies that enable our clients to build stronger businesses, compete more effectively and contribute to the U.S. innovation economy.

As a global Fortune 500 company headquartered in the U.S. for more than 25 years, Cognizant is one of the largest technology recruiters and employers in the country. Our focus is helping clients across America and around the world navigate an ever-changing business and digital technology landscape.  

Many of America’s most recognized and successful businesses across a range of industries and brands turn to our extensive portfolio of information technology software, platforms, and business and consulting services. We enable these clients to build innovative solutions to expand their capabilities and grow the U.S. economy.

Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, and with U.S. operational headquarters in College Station, Texas, Cognizant is consistently recognized as one of the world’s fastest growing and most admired companies.




We are dedicated to training and hiring the best talent in the U.S. and every country in which we operate. We provide career opportunities through education partnerships and give back to communities where we live and work, offering a range of opportunities and career paths for American workers.

In an effort to build in-demand technology skills across North America and to cultivate an alternative talent supply, Cognizant collaborates with coding schools, training organizations, colleges and universities to create curriculum customized to Cognizant’s needs across skill sets such as full stack, testing, Salesforce, robotic process automation and data engineering.

Since 2018, Cognizant hired nearly 1,000 associates through our Pre-Employment Training Programs. Our employees are central to Cognizant’s exceptional client service and industry-leading growth.


Career Accelerator: Fast Track Technology Program

Cognizant seeks to build a talented and diverse workforce that is passionate about exceptional client service.  We are looking for talented professionals to join an exciting, full-time online training program with no out-of-pocket cost to you that will accelerate your career in a technology related field. This fast-track technology training program is a “hire-to-train” bootcamp designed for grads and graduating college seniors with non-STEM degrees who are seeking to advance their skills and prepare for a career in high demand technology areas; including software development, data business analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and IoT (internet of things). Cognizant is committed to investing in new talent pipelines and preparing people to make the most of the technology that can forge our shared future. 

Arizona State University

Cognizant partnered with Arizona State University to develop and offer the Digital Business Analyst Certificate Program. This unique train-to-hire program is designed for early career professionals who are seeking to make a career change and prepare for a career in consulting. This 10-week online program provides a flexible and convenient learning environment. The program also includes workshops in which students have the opportunity to meet with and work alongside Cognizant Consulting professionals. Upon successful completion, students are invited to interview for open positions with Cognizant Consulting. To date—90% of those who completed the program and then interviewed have received offers to join Cognizant. We have hired program graduates for roles throughout the U.S., including Arizona, Virginia, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, California and Arkansas.

Pre-Apprenticeship Java Programming

In partnership with Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation is expanding our talent outreach by building an apprenticeship training model designed to bridge the gaps and prepare early to mid-career professionals. We’re combining paid on-the-job learning with unpaid online instruction to help candidates master the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for a full-stack developer career. First, candidates participate in a tuition-free, unpaid pre-apprenticeship Java training program provided by Central Piedmont Community College. The program is eight weeks long and consists of self-directed online learning plus instructor-led live online coaching. Second, after completing the pre-apprenticeship, qualified candidates participate in a paid, one year apprenticeship as a full-stack developer with Cognizant. 

University of Montana—Aim Higher

Partnering with Advanced Technology Group (ATG, a Cognizant Company) and the University of Montana, Cognizant established the Aim Higher Program for aspiring consultants. Aim Higher is a 12-week training program, focused on preparing students for technology consulting roles by offering specialized business and technical courses, including systems analysis and design, data analytics, project management, information infrastructures, and cloud platforms and technologies. Students successfully completing the program are invited to apply for open positions within Cognizant ATG.