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Majors & Careers

Here’s a good rule of thumb as you dig into majors and careers: your major isn’t necessarily a straight path to a specific career. Meaning: there are just as many Rider graduates who find careers outside their major as those whose major segues into a related career. Whatever major or career path you choose, make sure it’s something you’re interested in and passionate about – and check out the resourses below.

Major & Career Resources

What Can I Do With This Major?

This handy matrix connects Rider’s majors to their associated career areas, employers and strategies so you can get a better idea of how your major can help you hone in on your career.

CareerPath

This career resource includes self-assessment tests, career guidance and professional development services and perspectives on work/life balance.

Work, Train and Succeed in the Garden State

Find New Jersey-based jobs, vocational and trade school programs, or on-site training with employers at the State of NJ Career Center.

Make Your Own Path… or Road

Check out the videos from the folks at RoadTrip Nation who are redefining themselves and their careers through their travels on the road.

Jobipedia

Ask questions about your job search and get answers directly from experienced recruiting professionals at America’s top employers.

What’s This Job Really Like?

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, complied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the go-to reference for the down and dirty details about occupations from A to Z. Details include job descriptions, training and education, earnings, expected job prospects, what you’ll do on the job, and working conditions.

CareerOneStop

Browse this online resource for information on everything from how best to conduct a job search to salaries, benefits and training opportunities…

Find Jobs to Fit Your Interests, Skills and Experience

O*NET is a massive online occupational network database where you search for jobs based on skill level, by industry, by educational level and much more.

By the Numbers

  • #1 For three consecutive years, Rider education majors have been selected as New Jersey’s Student Teacher of the year.
  • 97% Number of Rider graduates employed or pursuing graduate study within a year of graduating.
  • 1,000 Every year, Rider students complete more than a thousand internships, co-ops and field placements

See What Rider Graduates Are Doing

A Look at Rider Success

Success Stories

Producer, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
Major: Communication
Audio Engineer and Music Producer, The Cutting Room Studios
Major: Music
Kindergarten Teacher at Hopewell Elementary
Majors: Elementary Education, Psychology
Audit Associate, KPMG LLP
Major: Accounting
Junior Associate Producer at SapientNitro
Major: Advertising
Chief of Staff for New Jersey Assemblyman Herb Conaway
Major: Political Science
Senior Financial Analyst, Janssen Research & Development
Major: Accounting
History Teacher at Watchung Hills Regional High School
Majors: Secondary Education, History
Producer, 94.5PST Morning Show
Major: Communication
Hotel Sales Representative, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Major: History
Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta
Major: Environmental Sciences
Audit Senior, Deloitte
Majors: Accounting, Finance
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Biomedical Science
Major: Biology
Post-production Producer at Outpost Digital
Majors: Communication, Radio & Television
Mental Health Technician at Carrier Clinic; Graduate Student in Rider’s M.A. in Counseling Program
Major: Psychology
Manager of Special Events, Corcoran Gallery of Art
Majors: Theatre, Journalism
Medical Device Sales Representative, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc.
Majors: Accounting, Finance
Alumni Coordinator for U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo
Majors: Global Studies, French
Knowledge & Communications Analyst, Johnson Controls
Majors: Marketing, Advertising
Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
White House Fellow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Major: Political Science
Currently on Broadway in "Jersey Boys"
Major: Music Theatre
Community Manager, ICED Media
Major: Communication
Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller
Majors: Communication, Political Science
Graduate Student, Cornell University, Food Sciences
Major: Chemistry
Internationally Acclaimed Soprano
Major: Voice Performance
Founder of The Sports Fan Base Network and Play-by-Play Announcer for Drexel University Basketball
Majors: Finance, Entrepreneurial Studies
2014 Olympic Driver, USA Women’s National Bobsled Team
Majors: Web Design & Multimedia, Advertising
Principal Deputy Director of Scheduling, The White House
Majors: Elementary Education, American Studies
Senior Financial Analyst at Johnson & Johnson
Major: Finance
U.S. Fulbright Student Program Participant in Malaysia
Major: Management & Leadership
Staff I Accountant Audit Associate at EisnerAmper LLP
Majors: Accounting, Finance
Artist, Illustrator, Author and Educator
Majors: Elementary Education, Arts
Assistant, Creative Services - Marketing and Communications, New York Jets
Major: Communication
CEO and Co-founder of Brooklyn Salsa Co.
Major: Management & Leadership
Co-founder/Owner of My Bellissima Wedding Consulting and Special Events
Major: Journalism
Senior Audit Assistant at Deloitte
Majors: Accounting, Information Systems
President and CEO, Mercer Wealth Management
Major: Management & Leadership
Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat), scheduled to be stationed in São Paulo, Brazil, U.S. Department of State
Majors: Management & Leadership, International Business
Manager of Fund Raising and Special Events, American Diabetes Association
Major: Public Relations
Ph.D. Candidate, The Scripps Research Institute
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Public Affairs Officer at U.S. National Park Services; Graduate Student, Queens College
Major: English
Digital News Reporter, Newsmax Media
Major: Journalism
Clerkship at Milford Superior Court
Majors: Global Studies, Political Science, French
Graduate Student, Eastman School of Music & Director of Music at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Greece, NY
Majors: Piano, Voice Performance
Business Teacher at Freehold High School
Major: Business Education
Supply Chain Consultant, Triple Point Technology
Major: Global Supply Chain Management
Guidance Counselor at Middletown High School North
Major: Sociology
Associate Director, Critical Phase Program Management Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Director of Choral Music, Marlboro Memorial Middle School and Founder, VoiceWorks
Majors: Music Education, Voice Performance
Marine Mammal Intern, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Epcot Center, Walt Disney World
Major: Marine Sciences
Accountant at Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
Major: Finance
Toured nationally with “West Side Story”
Major: Music Theatre


Rider’s Majors, Minors, and Certificates

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Events & Workshops

  • Oct 2
    Rider undergraduate, graduate students and alumni will have a chance to market themselves to prospective employers.
    11:00 a.m.

    Student Recreation Center

  • Oct 7
    Answer actual exam questions with a Princeton Review instructor.
    11:30 a.m.

    SWG 110

  • Oct 9
    Answer actual MCAT exam questions with a Princeton Review instructor.
    4:30 p.m.

    SWG 115 (Auditorium)

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