The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Alumni & Families

Alumni and parents form the most valuable network available to current Reedies and recent graduates. Will you join us?

Alumni on Campus for Working Weekend

Can you or your employer offer an internship or externship? Are you interested in serving as a career resource for current students? Can you help students with networking? We make it easy for you to share your talents with students and graduates.

Invite a Reedie to Your Workplace!                           Winter Shadows Program

The Center for Life Beyond Reed ​is seeking alumn​i​ ​and ​parent​s​ to ​​sponsor​​ a Reedie (or two) in your workplace this January. ​ ​Additionally, ​w​e are looking for hosts in all major cities who are willing to host student(s) from two to ten days.​ ​

More than 100 Reedies traveled to job shadow in 42 cities and 5 countries in January 2017. Your​ ​​participation ​provides a valuable opportunity for ​a ​student to learn more about a career path of interest​, and to observe what a workplace environment looks like.

The shadow experience is designed by the sponsor and​ is flexible​ based on your schedule. The experience may take place any time between January 2 - 13 and can last between 2–10 days​, depending on your availability and interest.

​The 6th annual Reed College Winter Shadows program ​is hosted by Center for Life Beyond Reed.​

Interested?​ ​Please ​complete this google form​ to sign up.​

​Questions?  Please ​contact Brooke Hunter:

Winter Shadows Important Dates:

  • ​Alumni and parent​ ​sponsor applications due ​September 5​​, 2017
  • Student applications due October ​15, 2017
  • Alumni ​and parent ​sponsors​ make selections​ during week of ​October 16, 2017
  • ​Shadow matches announced by October 30, 2017​
  • Shadow experience​​ January 2–13, 2018

Be an Adviser and Join the Reed Career Network

The Reed Career Network is a group of alumni and parents who provide valuable information, advice, and referrals to Reedies as they pursue career goals, graduate school, or professional school. Alumni can log on via IRIS with their Kerberos credentials to get started. 

Parents: Contact Brooke Hunter (503/788-6698) to get connected to the Reed Career Network.

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Join the Reed Career Alliance

The Reed Alumni Association-sponsored initiative to support Reed College students and alumni in the development of meaningful careers post-Reed. Learn about Reed's career communities, and ways that you can get engaged.

Alumni: If you're interested in supporting career development activities, please email and put “Reed Career Network” in the subject.

Learn more about the Reed Career Alliance

Hire a Reedie

Use Griffin Door—our database for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities—to connect directly with students. Create a profile, then post a job or internship opportunity for Reed students.

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Find Career Support

Are you a recent Reed graduate seeking career or professional support?

Access alumni career resources

Drop-in hours and Express Advising 

Drop-in hours with CLBR staff and Express Advising with Peer Career Advisors will start the first week of school.

Drop-in hours
Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm, Commons (Fellowships Q&A)
Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, MRC
Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons
Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons

Express Advising 
Mondays, 6pm-8pm, LIB 203
Tuesdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm, Prexy
Thursdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Fridays, 2pm-4pm, Prexy
Sundays, 6pm-8pm, GCC-A

Note: Please check Griffin Door for any possible updates or cancellations.

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Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm
Location: Prexy