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Communication & Journalism Majors

Whether your dream is to write and report the news, design graphics, create web sites, produce digital videos or plan promotional campaigns, Rider’s Communication and Journalism program prepares thoughtful, effective and skilled professionals. You’ll find our graduates at work at some of the nation’s top networks, agencies and newspapers.

See the successes of recent communication & journalism graduates in the sampling below.

Communication & Journalism Majors Offered at Rider

Through Rider’s comprehensive majors and minors in communication and media, students can tailor their studies to achieve their career goals.

  • Communication Studies
  • Digital Media:  Film, Television, and Radio
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism 
  • Public Relations
  • Web Design

Learn more about the Communication and Journalism Program

Current Positions Held

Recent Rider communication and media graduates are putting their talents to work in print, on air, on the web and behind the scenes in a wide range of careers:

  • Associate Producer
  • Associate Program Manager
  • Assistant, Creative Services - Marketing and Communications
  • Co-founder/Owner of My Bellissima Wedding Consulting and Special Events
  • Community Manager
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Development Manager
  • Digital News Reporter
  • Footage Coordinator
  • Manager of Fund Raising and Special Events
  • Marketing Associate
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Communications Assistant
  • Marketing Project Coordinator
  • Media and Communications Assistant
  • Media and Network Sales
  • Online and Social Media Senior Editor
  • Producer
  • Product Marketing Consultant and Writer
  • Senior Manager, Product Development
  • Senior Video Reporter

Employers

From major corporations, media outlets and production companies to sports organizations, advertising firms and non-profit agencies, Rider communication and journalism majors are in demand!

American Diabetes Association
Bauer
Outpost Digital
NY Jets
ELAUWIT MEdia
TV Guide
Z 100
Newsmax
Unilever
BioPharm Communications
Mad Ads Media
NHL
NJ Department of Transportation
MetLife
NJ Manufacturers
Pharm Force
The Daily Caller
WPST Morning Show 94
My Bellissima Wedding Consulting
Iced Media
Johnson Controls

Internships / Co-Ops

Rider’s media-rich location between New York City and Philadelphia provides our students with numerous opportunities for impressive professional internship experiences to build their résumé.

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ABC News
American Cancer Society
Comcast SportsNet Philly
CBS News
CNN
Fox News Channel
Outpost Digital
Sun Center
VH1
Z 100

Graduate & Professional Schools

Rider’s blend of academic theory and practical experience prepared our recent communications and journalism majors well for advanced graduate studies.

Chapman University
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
New York University
Elon University
Rutgers University
University of Pennsylvania
  • $39,577
    Average salary reported for communications majors in 2011 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Location
    Rider's location allows students to frequently land internships and jobs in two of the worlds most significant media centers, NYC and Philly.  Recent internships include SyFy Network, CBS News and MTV


I went there with a healthy, active interest in journalism but Rider ignited my passion and determination to pursue a career in the field.

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