Center for life beyond Reed
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Drop-in resume review, M-F, noon to 1 p.m., Wed., 5-7 p.m.
Julie Kern Smith, Associate Director for Career Development. Extension 7291 (503/777-7291)
Brooke Hunter, Assistant Director for Strategic Partnerships. Extension 6698 (503/788-6698)
Meredith Dickinson, SEEDS Coordinator (Community Service). Extension 7563 (503/777-7563)
Erika Van Winkle, Administrative Coordinator. Extension 7550 (503/777-7550)
The Center for Life Beyond Reed collaborates with students and a far-reaching community of partners in order to help students pursue and develop creative, productive, fulfilling, and socially responsible lives at Reed and after graduation. The staff at The Center guides students and new alumni to take ownership of their personal and career development. Through their work with The Center, students will explore their interests and values; learn about opportunities in a wide variety of career fields; shine in the use of what they have learned through their formal studies and experiences beyond the curriculum; and engage with and thrive in the global marketplace through meaningful work.
Staff assist Reedies in discerning career paths, obtaining internships, engaging in community service, pursuing graduate and professional school admissions, competing for fellowships and awards, and understanding the world of work. Through special programs and individual counseling, students develop skills in networking, resume writing, interviewing, and job or graduate school search strategies; through actual volunteer, internship, and work opportunities, they enhance their understanding of engagement with the world and work and its meaning.
Library resources include information about a broad range of careers, internships, fellowships and awards, graduate school directories, and other "beyond Reed" opportunities. Local and national job listings include part-time temporary work and full-time professional positions.
The Reed Career Network provides access to Reed graduates, who provide career, employment, relocation, and graduate school information to students and recent alumni. Reed Winter Externships help students explore careers through visits with local alumni at their places of work.
By subscribing to the mail list Beyond Campus Opportunities (BCOP), students have a direct line to key opportunities that arise, as well as information about events, programs, services, and resources related to community engagement interests, fellowships, and career exploration goals. Register in person at the center or here: https://www.lists.reed.edu/mailman/listinfo/bcop
(last modified: August 16, 2013)