Stanford stopped by Rider’s transfer table at his community college transfer fair and decided to learn a little more about Rider. Ultimately it came down to Rider or one other college, but due to Rider’s location, great scholarship opportunities, dedicated professors and the smooth-sailing transfer process, Rider became Stanford’s home.
When it came to the transfer process, with the help of the admissions team Stanford was guided through seamlessly with a transfer counselor, who helped him evaluate his credits and scholarship opportunities. He was awarded a Transfer Scholarship and a PTK Honor Society scholarship.
Rider’s impact on Stanford
After seeing first-hand how the transfer process worked at Rider, he got an on-campus job in the Admissions Office as a transfer ambassador. In his role, Stanford works with students who are currently in the position he was once in, helping them to ease their transition and get acquainted with the Rider community, whether it’s navigating campus or sharing more on how to get involved in the many clubs, organizations and events that Rider has to offer.
Stanford also juggles two other off-campus jobs, acts as secretary for the Rock Climbing club and Vice President of International Relations for Asian Students at Rider. If that wasn’t enough, he also participates in several on campus activities including men’s volleyball, ultimate frisbee and the Chinese club.
Stanford’s biggest challenge, understandably, is balancing his study time with work and activities. Using a structured schedule and checklist has helped him keep on track with his busy life.
Rider has taught me to be industrious, organized, ambitious, zealous and overall happy.”
Stanford Knox, Class of 2022
Communication Studies, B.A.
Stanford is minoring in Chinese, a language he has been passionately studying for over a decade now. That, combined with his communications major, makes him confident that his education from Rider will propel him toward his goal of working internationally to help bridge the gap between American and Chinese culture.
Stanford’s advice to fellow and future Rider Broncs is simple, “strive to be the best!” He believes that any roadblock you hit can be a turning point in your life, don’t waste an opportunity by waiting too long, “hurdle that roadblock.”