The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Faculty & Staff

As you advise and counsel students and alumni, use our online resources to research graduate school information, fellowships, career areas, and more.

Professor Kim Clausing in classroom.

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
  • Access to Griffin Door, our job and internship database
  • Job and internship search strategies (for part-time, full-time, and on-campus employment)
  • Career panels and events applicable to all majors
  • Weekly email newsletter with curated opportunities

Write a Letter of Recommendation

Faculty and staff members are frequently asked to be references and write letters of recommendation for students. Contact Michelle Johnson, the fellowships adviser, with any questions about writing a letter of recommendation, and check out our resources for professional references. 

Resources for writing letters of recommendation

Partner with Us

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. Contact us at beyondreed@reed.edu.

Share Student Success

We find that we are most successful in helping students with academic and career planning when we follow the successes of our Reed graduates. Share the post-graduate success stories of your former students so that we can keep track of where our young alumni thrive after graduation. Email our office or call us at 503/777-7550.

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Express advising hours

Mon 6–8 p.m. in Prexy
Tue 4–6 p.m. in Prexy
Wed 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in Prexy
Thu 3–5 p.m. in Prexy
Sun 6–8 p.m. in in GCC-A

Express Advising is led by Peer Career Advisors and is geared for current students. Alumni are invited to make an appointment with an advisor at the Center for Life Beyond Reed.