The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Explore Career Fields & Industries

What is it really like to work at a start-up? What industries are seeing the most growth? How do you land a job in a research lab? We have access to resources that can help you answer those questions.

Vault: Career Intelligence provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to land that job.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site allows you to search more than 700 job titles for openings, wage and licensing information, and employment forecasts. You can also access employer contact information, articles on interviewing, and tips for resume and cover letter writing.


Another offering from the U.S. Department of Labor, the O*Net database provides job-specific information gathered from employee surveys. It also includes a skills profiler, which compares your skills with that of a desired occupation to determine compatibility.


Resume Guide - Downloadable PDF to help you create or revise your resume, the key to any application packet

Networking Guide - Not sure how to reach out to alumni, professionals, or potential mentors? Utilize the tips in the Networking Guide, go forth, and connect!