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The Cranberry Cavalry is charging ahead to help you grow and flourish as a student and as an alumnus/a of Rider University.  The program will broaden students' understanding of Rider's history and traditions, while offering opportunities to learn, network, get involved and give thanks to the thousands of supporters who make Rider the special place it is.


Included in the Cranberry Cavalry program are free career-focused sessions, informative, educational and social programming featuring alumni and faculty guest speakers.  You'll interact with alumni volunteer presenters as you transition from being a student to becoming an active member of the growing alumni family.

Please join us and sharpen your career search skills as you master the complexities of the successful job search. 

The Cranberry Cavalry is a coordinated effort of the University colleges and the offices of Career Services, Alumni Relations, Annual Giving and the Student Government.


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For resume writing sessions and information on discipline specific programs for Education students and Business students visit Career Services online here.


You are invited to participate in various career-focused panel discussions led by faculty and alumni throughout the year.  Please check back for details.


October 9  —  5 p.m.
Dining Etiquette
Fireside Lounge
$5 per student; refundable when you attend the session

Space is limited.  Email to make your reservation


October 23 — 6:30- 7:30 p.m. 
Interview Etiquette
Memorial Hall, Room 217
How will you handle a phone interview?  Where do you place your resume or portfolio in an interview?  Who sits first? Join Kevin Doran '78, Vice President of Human Resources at PQ Corporation and Rider's Director of Career Services, Kevin Fallon, for valuable tips to sharpen your interview techniques and land you in the winning candidate's seat.  Bring your resume!


November 6 —  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Careers in Law and Justice
North Hall, Room 202
Law Society students will gather for an evening of open conversation with experts from various fields of law.  Guest speakers include a former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, a Judge, an Assistant Prosecutor, a Staff Attorney for the Lewisburg Prison Project, and the Director of Juvenile Parole and Transition Services for the State of New Jersey.  This event is co-sponsored by the Rider Law and Justice Society.


November 13 — 7:30 p.m.
Dream Share Project
Daly's Dining Hall
The Dream Share Project focuses on a film made by students that follows the lives of people who have chosen alternative career paths to fulfill their dreams.  Watch trailer.
Space is limited.  Email to make your reservation


December 3     
Giving Tuesday
Earn points toward winning an ipad by writing thank-you notes to alumni donors and be a part of the Thank-a-thon.  Learn more by contacting Andrea Jarvis at


February 26      
You've Landed the Job, Now What?  
Daly's Dining Hall
Session leader Kevin Fallon, Director of Career Services, will offer tips and guidance on next steps up the ladder of success.


March/April TBD         
Financial Literacy
Session leaders Prof. John Farrell, Assistant Dean of the College of Business Administration and Drew Aromando, Executive Director of Enrollment Management will offer guidance on creating a plan to pay off student loans, as well as navigating through the many investment opportunities your new job may offer including retirement planning.


March 25  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.    
Three Effective Tools for Success: Career Building & Networking Event
Yvonne Theater, Fine Arts Building
Frank Kovacs ’84, host of the weekly radio show Your Career is Calling on 107.7 The Bronc, has invited fellow members of The Breakfast Club of New Jersey ( to speak to the Rider community. George Pace, Paul Babicki and Frank Wander are your hosts for this extraordinary multi-session seminar on self-marketing and branding, raising your Netiquette IQ and improving your corporate culture, followed by a special networking event.

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Boxed dinner, optional
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Speaker presentations
7:00 p.m. -  MASA hosted breakout session


March 25 — 7-8:30 p.m.   
Marketing and Advertising Student Association (MASA) Alumni Career Panel and Networking Event
Sweigart Auditorium, Sweigart Hall
Alumni panel discussion for majors in this field of study.  Alumni panelists
include Marketing and Advertising executives, Barry Bluestein '74, Denise Petitta '86, '91, Dave Waldron '92, '95.



March 26 — 7-9 p.m.     
Psychology Club's 2nd Annual Alumni Career Panel
Fireside Lounge
Join us for an informative evening of career choices in Psychology from alumni members in the fields of: Child Psychology; Education; School Psychology and School Counseling; Clinical Psychology and Clinical Counseling; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement; Sociology and Social Work; and Management and Healthcare.  Dinner is included.  Registration is mandatory.

Panelists include:

Child Psychology and Education
Laura Kenneally ’86, Ed. D, BCBA-D Executive Director of Advanced Learning Center
Kristine Quinby '95 M. Ed., BCBA, Founder and Executive Director of Potential Inc.
Gene Crimoli ’06 Science and Psychology Teacher for Union Beach School District
Christine Fityere '05 M. Ed, Special Education Teacher for West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
Rebecca Lundgren ’10 Special Education Teacher in Sayreville Board of Education

School Psychology and School Counseling
Kevin Skowronek ’03 Guidance Counselor for Cedar Grove Public Elementary Schools
Amy Wirth-Nolan '06 Ed. S, M.A., LPC, NCC School Counselor for Jackson Liberty High School, Professional Counselor at her private practice, Life Prep Counseling, LLC


Clinical Psychology and Clinical Counseling
Brian Daniel Norton ‘98, M. Ed, LMHC Private Practice, Mental Health Counseling, Gay Couples Therapy
Dr. William Coffey ’83, Psy D. Clinical Psychologist for South Jersey Psychology

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
Barry Wartenberg ’87 Retired Assistant Director of New Jersey State Parole Board
Shelley Massingill ’97 Trooper for New Jersey State Police, Spiritual Psychology Photographer


Sociology and Social Work
Kim Todd ’80 Chief Executive Office for the New Jersey Association of Community Providers, private consulting on behavioral health
Tara Taylor ’12 Assistant Director for Philadelphia Comfort Veteran’s House


Management and Healthcare
Yin Becker ’85 Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs and Strategic Marketing for Healthcare Innovation, Executive Director for Stryker Corporation



April 9 and 10
Senior Send Off
Pick up your caps and gowns and be sure to stop by the Alumni Relations table to get a goodie.


April 17 — 6 - 7:30 p.m. 
Transitions of the International Student: From Student to Alumni
Location: TBD
Former students of the international program who are living in the United States will present their experiences to current international students.


April 22 — 6:30-8 p.m.
Breaking Into the Health Communication Field
Alumni panel discussion for majors in related fields of study.  Alumni panelists include Cara Latham ’06, Intranet Manager, Corporate Communications at Covance, Donna Leusner ’80, Director of Communications at NJ Department of Health and Eric Matluck ’81, Director of Editorial Services at BlueSpark Healthcare Communications.


May 16 — 9:30 a.m.
Campus Green
Rider University's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Commencement information is available at


June 7
Rider Reunions
Congratulations!  You're an alumnus/a of Rider University.  Come on back for your first reunion events and meet and network with other alumni.  Details and registration information will be posted on the website.