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Are you interested in helping today’s Rider students to become tomorrow’s leaders? 

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce The Shadow Experience, a credit-bearing course that partners students with successful Rider Alumni and community business leaders in a unique learning experience during the winter break and summer terms. 

We invite you to become a host for this worthwhile endeavor that will entail current students shadowing you at work for a total of twenty-five hours.

This experience will allow Rider students to develop:

  • a meaningful mentoring relationship
  • connect classroom curriculum to applied practice
  • explore career possibilities and 
  • observe the daily realities of the working environment.  

It will provide you an opportunity:

  • to become engaged in the education of today’s students and 
  • to maintain your connection to the Rider community.

How can I become a host?

If you would like to participate, please submit your information through the Shadow Experience Host Participation Request form

For more information about the program:

Jonathan Millen
Associate Dean for the Liberal Arts
Fine Arts 207B

Dr. Jonathan H. Millen is a Professor of Communication and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences at Rider University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts and joined the faculty in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Rider in 1991. He served as department chair from 2005-2010. In addition to teaching a wide array of communication courses, he developed The Social Impact of Rock and Roll for the American Studies program and a course on conflict resolution for the Law and Justice program.

Terri Marriott
Director of Student Academic Services
Fine Arts 207

Theresa (Terri) Marriott, M.A. 03 09 is the Director of Student Academic Services for Liberal Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Professor for the College of Continuing Studies.  She earned her Master and Bachelor degrees from Rider University and joined the Rider Administration in 1995.