The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Division of Student Services


Schmoozing is Good for Your Brain


Saturday, September 21, 3 to 4 p.m., Gray Lounge & Kaul Auditorium 
RSVP by Wednesday September 18

The Schmooze is your first networking opportunity for the new school year. This year, the event coincides with the annual Reed Leadership Summit (formerly entitled Alumni Volunteer Weekend). Alumni in leadership from all over the country come back to campus. Don't miss this key opportunity to make contacts with alumni from far and near. JOIN US!

Refreshments will be served.  We will e-mail a profile document that compiles bios of participating alumni to those who RSVP by Wednesday, September 18th. To learn more about schmoozing and informational interviewing, or to make a plan for getting the most out of this event, attend one of the schmooze training events, and/or call career services to schedule an appointment at 503.777.7550. 

Who's coming?  Find profiles of alumni who will be at the Schmooze on this page

Please note: attire for this event is business casual.

*Michigan researchers say they've found that shooting the bull with friends has measurable benefits for the brain, keeping it sharp in later life. "Most advice for preserving and enhancing mental function emphasizes intellectual activities such as reading, doing crossword puzzles, and learning how to use a computer," says the lead researcher. "But my research suggests that just getting together and chatting with friends and family may also be effective."