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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.


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.


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.


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

Rider’s Majors, Minors, and Certificates



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