Trio of events included first-ever Criminal Justice Career Fair
Robert Leitner ’18

Three career fairs held at Rider University over the spring semester exposed students to over 200 employers and career opportunities.

Rider’s Spring Career Fair welcomed 124 employers in the Student Recreation Center on Feb. 28, where students were able to network and hand out resumes for the three-and-a-half-hour event. Over 450 students dressed in business professional attire walked into the SRC looking for potential job opportunities with resumes in hand.

The general career fair produced an assorted group of employers including KPMG, one of the accounting industry’s big four public accounting firms, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, a multinational company offering the world’s largest range of consumer healthcare products, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The first ever Criminal Justice Career Fair was held on March 7 in the SRC. Twenty-three employers participated, including those from federal, state and local law enforcement. Students of all majors were welcomed to drop by and meet representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency and the New Jersey Department of Corrections, among others.

On March 9, the SRC was filled with 60 employers for Rider’s Education Career Fair.  The four-hour event attracted over 100 education students who came with resumes in hand to network with the possible future employers. The fair included multiple public and charter schools, and other educational opportunities including Huntington Learning Center, KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) New Jersey and iLearn Schools inc.

Rider encourages all of its students to attend career fairs to enhance their opportunities of landing a job come graduation and to explore possible internship opportunities for those who aren’t graduating.

As a result, 92% of Rider graduates are either employed full or part-time, pursuing graduate studies, or involved in a volunteer position within six months of graduation.

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