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 resources 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.
 

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.
 

Speak with one of Rider's Career Advisors

By the Numbers

  • #1 For three consecutive years, Rider education majors have been selected as New Jersey’s Student Teacher of the year.
  • 91% 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

David Eggert Success Story
David Eggert ’18
Special Education Teacher, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
Majors: Elementary Education, Psychology
Rushae Glover Success Story
Rushae Glover ’18
Future Global Operations Leadership Development (GOLD) Program Associate, Johnson & Johnson
Majors: Global Supply Chain Management, International Business, Marketing
Imani Guest Success Story
Imani Guest ’18
Doctoral Student/Researcher, Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences, Brown University
Major: Geosciences
Walter Saravia Success Story
Walter Saravia ’14
Family Service Specialist, NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Major: English
John Modica Success Story
John Modica ’18
Doctoral Student in English, University of Virginia
Major: English
Jennifer Smolyn Success Story
Jennifer Smolyn ’15
Biology Teacher, Princeton High School
Majors: Biology, Secondary Education
Milika Griffiths Success Story
Milika Griffiths ’17
Toured nationally with Ragtime and currently, a Disney Cruise Line MainStage performer
Major: Music Theatre
Ben Sanders Success Story
Ben Sanders ’17
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army; Currently pursuing an M.A. in Homeland Security
Majors: Criminal Justice, Political Science
Muhammad Y. Sarwar Success Story
Muhammad Y. Sarwar ’15
Geologist at Golder Associates
Major: Geosciences
Jake Tuff Success Story
Jake Tuff ’15
Producer, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
Major: Filmmaking, TV and Radio
Mikaela Batts Success Story
Mikaela Batts ’18
Intern
Major: Filmmaking, TV and Radio
Jessica Munyan Success Story
Jessica Munyan ’16
Scientist/Graduate Research Assistant
Major: Environmental Sciences
Dylan Miller Success Story
Dylan Miller ’14
ERS Consultant, Deloitte
Majors: Accounting, Information Systems
Jonathan Tyson Success Story
Jonathan Tyson ’16
Doctoral Student, Researcher; Yale University Department of Chemistry
Major: Biochemistry
Karryne MacLean Success Story
Karryne MacLean ’15
Social Studies Teacher, Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School
Majors: Secondary Education, History
Erin Bogdan Success Story
Erin Bogdan ’10
Diversity & Inclusion – Learning Specialist at Bloomberg
Majors: Finance, Management and Leadership
Laura Albright Success Story
Laura Albright ’13, MBA ‘15
Municipal Credit Analyst, Bloomberg LP
Major: Finance
Alex Simon Success Story
Alex Simon ’14
Business Manager for COO of Fixed Incomes/Debt Operations, Deutsche Bank
Majors: Economics, International Business, Global Studies
Queen Ross Success Story
Queen Ross ’15, MAcc ’16
Current MAcc Student and Risk Management Intern, EY
Major: Accounting
Eric Paternoster
Eric Paternoster ’16
2016 Johnson & Johnson IT Leadership Development Program
Major: Information Systems
Isana Fils-Aime Success Story
Isana Fils-Aime ’17
Intern
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Marlon Fiacco Success Story
Marlon Fiacco ’15
Regional Manager for Latin America, Kings Education
Major: Finance
Katie Zeck Success Story
Katie Zeck ’14
Third Grade Teacher at Logan Elementary School
Majors: Elementary Education, Journalism
Garrett Vogel Success Story
Garrett Vogel ’06
Producer, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
Major: Communication
John Gratton Success Story
John Gratton ’11
Audio Engineer and Music Producer, The Cutting Room Studios
Major: Music
Carolina Sanchez Success Story
Carolina Sanchez ’14
Toured nationally with “West Side Story”
Major: Music Theatre
Jad Nasrini Success Story
Jad Nasrini ’14
Clinical Research Assistant, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Majors: Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology
Chelsea Bradshaw Success Story
Chelsea Bradshaw ’12
Kindergarten Teacher at Hopewell Elementary
Majors: Elementary Education, Psychology
Mary O’Hara Success Story
Mary O’Hara ’12
Junior Associate Producer at SapientNitro
Major: Advertising
Jonathan Chebra Success Story
Jonathan Chebra ’09
Chief of Staff for New Jersey Assemblyman Herb Conaway
Major: Political Science
Andrew Toskovich Success Story
Andrew Toskovich ’11
Senior Financial Analyst, Janssen Research & Development
Major: Accounting
Scott Phillips Success Story
Scott Phillips ’11
History Teacher at Watchung Hills Regional High School
Majors: Secondary Education, History
Tiffany Pukas Success Story
Tiffany Pukas ’10
Producer, 94.5PST Morning Show
Major: Communication
Jason Sullivan Success Story
Jason Sullivan ’09
Hotel Sales Representative, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Major: History
Dan Hewins Success Story
Dan Hewins ’07
Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta
Major: Environmental Sciences
George Helock Success Story
George Helock ’10
Audit Senior, Deloitte
Majors: Accounting, Finance
Kimyata Valere Success Story
Kimyata Valere ’10
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Biomedical Science
Major: Biology
Gina Grosso Success Story
Gina Grosso ’11
Post-production Producer at Outpost Digital
Majors: Communication, Radio & Television
Rachael Parkins Success Story
Rachael Parkins ’11
Mental Health Technician at Carrier Clinic; Graduate Student in Rider’s M.A. in Counseling Program
Major: Psychology
Erin Ludwig Success Story
Erin Ludwig ’08
Manager of Special Events, Corcoran Gallery of Art
Majors: Theatre, Journalism
Michael Dill Success Story
Michael Dill ’09
Medical Device Sales Representative, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc.
Majors: Accounting, Finance
Joshabel De La Cruz Success Story
Joshabel De La Cruz ’09
Alumni Coordinator for U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo
Majors: Global Studies, French
Theresa Dunn Success Story
Theresa Dunn ’08
Knowledge & Communications Analyst, Johnson Controls
Majors: Marketing, Advertising
Tara LeGates Success Story
Tara LeGates ’07
Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Andrew Buher Success Story
Andrew Buher ’07
White House Fellow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Major: Political Science
Russell Fischer Success Story
Russell Fischer ’08
Currently on Broadway in "Jersey Boys"
Major: Music Theatre
Patty Wittenburg Success Story
Patty Wittenburg ’09
Community Manager, ICED Media
Major: Communication
Nicholas Ballasy Success Story
Nicholas Ballasy ’08
Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller
Majors: Communication, Political Science
Lauren Musumeci Success Story
Lauren Musumeci ’11
Graduate Student, Cornell University, Food Sciences
Major: Chemistry
Kiera Duffy Success Story
Kiera Duffy ’01, M.M. ’03
Internationally Acclaimed Soprano
Major: Voice Performance
Ari Bluestein Success Story
Ari Bluestein ’06, M.B.A.’07
Founder of The Sports Fan Base Network and Play-by-Play Announcer for Drexel University Basketball
Majors: Finance, Entrepreneurial Studies
Jazmine Fenlator Success Story
Jazmine Fenlator ’07
2014 Olympic Driver, USA Women’s National Bobsled Team
Majors: Web Design & Multimedia, Advertising
Gregory Lorjuste Success Story
Gregory Lorjuste ’04
Principal Deputy Director of Scheduling, The White House
Majors: Elementary Education, American Studies
Matt Cardia Success Story
Matt Cardia ’09
Senior Financial Analyst at Johnson & Johnson
Major: Finance
Norma Lamo Success Story
Norma Lamo ’11
U.S. Fulbright Student Program Participant in Malaysia
Major: Management & Leadership
Puneet Joshi Success Story
Puneet Joshi ’12
Staff I Accountant Audit Associate at EisnerAmper LLP
Majors: Accounting, Finance
Monica Welborn Success Story
Monica Welborn ’07
Artist, Illustrator, Author and Educator
Majors: Elementary Education, Arts
José Rey Success Story
José Rey ’10
Coordinator, Creative Services - Marketing and Communications, New York Jets
Major: Communication
Rob Behnke Bowman Success Story
Rob Behnke Bowman ’06, M.B.A. ’07
CEO and Co-founder of Brooklyn Salsa Co.
Major: Management & Leadership
Kara Cecere Thorson Success Story
Kara Cecere Thorson ’02
Co-founder/Owner of My Bellissima Wedding Consulting and Special Events
Major: Journalism
Michael Zilly Success Story
Michael Zilly ’11
Senior Audit Assistant at Deloitte
Majors: Accounting, Information Systems
Harold Laudien Success Story
Harold Laudien ’03
President and CEO, Mercer Wealth Management
Major: Management & Leadership
Kofi Gwira Success Story
Kofi Gwira ’03
Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat), scheduled to be stationed in São Paulo, Brazil, U.S. Department of State
Majors: Management & Leadership, International Business
Christine Sagge Success Story
Christine Sagge ’06
Manager of Fundraising and Special Events, American Diabetes Association
Major: Public Relations
Rick Sando Success Story
Rick Sando ’09
Ph.D. Candidate, The Scripps Research Institute
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Rance Robeson Success Story
Rance Robeson ’11
Public Affairs Officer at U.S. National Park Services; Graduate Student, Queens College
Major: English
Allie Ward Success Story
Allie Ward ’11
Digital News Reporter, Newsmax Media
Major: Journalism
Susie Campbell Success Story
Susie Campbell ’09
Clerkship at Milford Superior Court
Majors: Global Studies, Political Science, French
Anthony Baron Success Story
Anthony Baron ’11
Graduate Student, Eastman School of Music & Director of Music at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Greece, NY
Majors: Piano, Voice Performance
Nicole Halpin Success Story
Nicole Halpin ’11
Business Teacher at Freehold High School
Major: Business Education
Michael Holmstrom Success Story
Michael Holmstrom ’11
Supply Chain Consultant, Triple Point Technology
Major: Global Supply Chain Management
Kelly Crist Success Story
Kelly Crist ’10, M.A. ’12
Guidance Counselor at Middletown High School North
Major: Sociology
Kristin Cohen Success Story
Kristin Cohen ’11, Executive MBA
Associate Director, Critical Phase Program Management Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Ryan Guth Success Story
Ryan Guth ’06
Director of Choral Music, Marlboro Memorial Middle School and Founder, VoiceWorks
Majors: Music Education, Voice Performance
Julie McCarthy Success Story
Julie McCarthy ’13
Marine Mammal Intern, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Epcot Center, Walt Disney World
Major: Marine Sciences


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