The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Peer Career Advisors

Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) play a pivotal role in connecting students to opportunities and resources provided by The Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR) and in helping students with various professional development pursuits. PCAs receive in-depth training and work closely with the staff at CLBR to keep a working knowledge of job search strategies and various opportunities. PCAs assist students with the following:

  • Writing resumes, cover letters, and personal statements
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Networking
  • Searching for internships/jobs/opportunities
  • LinkedIn profiles
  • Fellowship and award applications 

Meet the 2017-2018 PCA team!

PCAs interact with students in a variety of ways:

Express Advising

PCAs are available for a 2-hour block of time to answer questions from Reed students and provide advice on resumes, cover letters, and other application materials. No appointments are necessary.

Express Advising will begin during the first week of school. These are the fall semester hours and locations:

Mondays, 6pm-8pm, LIB 203
Tuesdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy 
Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Prexy (NEW TIME)
Thursdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Fridays, 2pm-4pm, Prexy
Sundays, 6pm-8pm, GCC-A

Residence Hall Events

PCAs are assigned to area groups on campus and coordinate career-related communications and programming for their area groups. PCAs introduce themselves to their area groups via email, so please feel free to contact them to learn more about the services they provide for your area group! 

Note: if you live off campus, please read the PCA bios and feel free to connect with a PCA who connects to your interest areas. Not sure who to connect with? Email beyondreed@reed.edu and we will help you!

PCA-led workshops

PCAs also lead programs as a group, often in Prexy. Examples of past programs include:

  • “Finding and Funding” – where students learn how to find, create, and fund summer opportunities
  • Application Work Parties – where students can work in an informal environment on upcoming application deadlines (ex. summer funding deadlines)
  • LinkedIn Workshops – where students learn how to use LinkedIn and have time to create their profile with PCAs to provide advice

 

 

Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

Express Advising w/ Peer Career Advisors
Mondays, 6pm-8pm, LIB 203
Tuesdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Prexy (NEW TIME)
Thursdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Fridays, 2pm-4pm, Prexy
Sundays, 6pm-8pm, GCC-A

Drop-In Hours w/ CLBR Staff
Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm, Commons (Fellowships Q&A)
Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, MRC
Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons
Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons

Note: Please check the announcements on your homepage in Griffin Door for any possible updates or cancellations.


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Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm
Location: Prexy