Faculty & Staff
As you advise and counsel students and alumni, use our online resources to research graduate school information, fellowships, career areas, and more.
We encourage you to investigate the services and support we offer to students and to refer your advisees to us the first time you meet with them (and often thereafter). Let your advisees know about our offerings:
- Individual career counseling
- Answers to questions such as, "What can I do with a major in . . . ?"
- Personal assessment tools such as the Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or a values inventory
- An extensive career and graduate/professional school resource library
- Career panels and events
- Job and internship search strategies (part-time, full-time, and on-campus student employment opportunities)
We also hope that you will take advantage of the resources we have available to you. Read more below, then contact us with questions or to learn more.
Be a Reference
Faculty and staff members are frequently asked to write letters of recommendation for students. For practical, intelligent, concise, and immensely helpful advice, consult Joe Shall's Writing Recommendation Letters, also available in the library or in the Center for Life Beyond Reed office.
Bring in a Department Speaker
The Center for Life Beyond Reed can coordinate a presentation tailored specifically to your advisees. Sample topics include
- career opportunities in specific majors;
- resume and cover letter writing;
- the job search process;
- mock interviewing;
- pre-professional and graduate school admission advising;
- standardized test preparation.
We can also provide you with a list of alumni volunteers—sorted by major, career field, or employer—who would be appropriate for seminar presentations.
Tell Us about Your Students
We find that we are most successful in helping students with academic and career planning when we follow the successes of our Reed graduates. Each spring, we track the career and graduate school plans of the current graduating class. If you have information about a student's plans, drop us a line or call us at 503/777-7550.
- If you know an individual or company that wants to hire a Reed student or graduate, please pass that information on to us so we can offer our entire range of services.
- Many employers offer to speak to classes, present case studies, and meet one-on-one with faculty members. If you are interested in making these kinds of connections with an employer, drop us a line or call us at 503/777-7550.
- The NACE Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring offer a good perspective on the role that faculty members play in a student's search for employment.
Share Your Knowledge
Do you have career and graduate school information about your discipline? Your graduate and professional school affiliations, contacts with potential employers, and professional network can be of great help to students. Contact us if you have knowledge and resources you can share.