The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Division of Student Services

Major and Career Exploration

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  • Meet with a counselor. Call 503-777-7550 or drop by Greywood.
  • Assessment tools Takes you to a page where you may take two assessment tests as a part of your career explorations.

  • Career basics A developmental page that shows six key elements of the career decision making process.
  • Four Years to Launch (Download PDF) A year-by-year timeline of targeted career activities on which to focus as a student.
  • Alumni career network
  • Reed Switchboard: Members of the Reed community post Asks (“I need something you have!”) and Offers (“I have something you might need!”). Thanks for stopping by! We look forward to hearing your feedback, suggestions, and success stories.



  • Resource library The Center for Life Beyond Reed resource library publications: Browse or search for reading material to support your career exploration, job search, or graduate school application. Most of our 500+ books can be checked out for one week. Do your research!

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The following two links take you to IRIS, where you may access our proprietary online resources using your Reed ID and Kerberos account.

The following pages navigate away from the Reed web site.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook (Information on training, earning, prospects, working conditions, and daily responsibilities of hundreds of professions.)
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors. 
  • The Washington Information Directory is a longstanding source for names, addresses, and contact information for thousands of contacts at Federal agencies, non profits, and other Washington based organizations.
  • Oregon Labor Market Information System (OLMIS): Search more than 700 occupational titles for job openings, wage information, licensing information, and employment forecasts.  Also features tools for the active job seeker, including listings, employer contact information, and articles on interviewing, resume and cover letter writing, etc.
  • America's Career InfoNet  Occupation, Industry and State Information for the nation.  Includes a skills profiler, an exercise which compares your skills with that of a desired occupation to determine compatibility.
  • Oregon Clusters Industry clusters are groups of similar and related firms in a defined geographic area that share common markets, technologies, worker skill needs, and which are often linked by buyer-seller relationships. Learn about the interconnectedness of your desired field(s) and find out about opportunities to network.
  • Silicon Florist Provides a repository for interesting technology startup news—particularly Web-based, mobile-based, and open source technology—from Portland.

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  • Explore advanced studies. This link directs you to the graduate and professional schools pages.
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Contact The Center for
Life Beyond Reed
Phone: 503/777-7550
Office: Greywood

Ron Albertson


Julie Kern Smith

Associate Director of Career Development
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Brooke Hunter

Assistant Director for Strategic Partnerships
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Meredith Dickinson
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Michelle Johnson

Fellowships Adviser
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Bonnie Ingersoll

Administrative Coordinator

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Hours and Location

We are located in Greywood, south of the library.

Office Hours

8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


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5 p.m.–7 p.m.