Rider University Launches New Program Aiding in Post-Grad Employment

Searching for a job after graduating from college can be scary for new graduates, but Rider University is launching a program that will make that next step easier.

Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, is launching the Cranberry Investment (“Cranberry” refers to Rider’s primary school color), a program that will guarantee undergraduate students who fulfill their responsibilities will obtain an entry-level job related to their field of study or be accepted into graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.

“Students who invest in a Rider education should feel confident that we are going to do everything within our power to make sure they reach their full potential,” says Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., Rider’s president. “The Cranberry Investment symbolizes our deeply held belief that a Rider University education allows students to achieve their professional dreams.”

According to a recent study by the Office of Career Development and Success, nine of every 10 Rider alumni are employed, in graduate school or volunteering within a year of graduation.

Rider will support current students, prior to graduation, by helping them to find internships, co-ops, field work and other professional opportunities, the school announced. For any eligible student who does not acquire an entry-level position in their field of study or acceptance into graduate or professional school within six months of graduation, Rider will provide focused career coaching and/or either additional undergraduate coursework (up to nine credits for free) or a paid internship to gain experience in their field of study.

Undergraduate students graduating in the Class of 2022 and thereafter who meet specific program requirements are eligible to participate. Other requirements of eligibility are determined by factors such as overall GPA and completing certain workshops or courses offered through Rider’s office of Career Development and Success.  

For more information about the Cranberry Investment, including the Terms and Conditions, please visit rider.edu/cranberry-investment.