The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Division of Student Services

Schmoozing Is Good for Your Brain*

Kick off 2013/2014 with a commitment to meet

Reed alumni who want to help you!

If you are a Reed alumna/us who is attending the Leadership Summit and/or planning to join for the Schmooze, please upload your profile on this page.

Reed College alumni are deeply committed to helping current students navigate the world. Those alumni in leadership roles (in chapters, in fundraising, admissions, the Center for Life Beyond Reed, so on) are invited back to campus for a weekend of activities in September. The annual Reed Leadership Summit plays host to nearly 200 of Reed’s most engaged and active supporters.

Why is that important for you? Because these folks are many of the people who host Winter Externships, Summer Internship Advantage Internships, and who attend Working Weekend. And, they believe that helping current students is a part of their commitment to Reed.

We invite you to join us for an afternoon with Reed alumni...
Saturday, September 21st, from 3‑4 p.m.

Gray Lounge and Kaul auditorium
for the annual Schmoozing Is Good for Your Brain.

If you use your time wisely in this first networking opportunity of the year and make good contacts with alumni, you will give yourself a head start early in the year on building your opportunity pool. Look at the profiles and figure out the alumni with whom you’d like to start a conversation, then spend an hour schmoozing (networking).

Profiles will show as we receive them. We encourage you to get in touch before the event so that you can get some time with folks with whom you really want to chat.

RSVP required. And, once you’ve committed, please don’t flake. We base our food order on the numbers of people who commit to joining. So, help us to not waste food and money. Show up. You won’t regret it.

Please note: attire for this event is business casual. 

*Michigan researchers say they've found that shooting the bull with friends has measurable benefits for the brain, keeping it sharp in later life. "Most advice for preserving and enhancing mental function emphasizes intellectual activities such as reading, doing crossword puzzles, and learning how to use a computer," says the lead researcher. "But my research suggests that just getting together and chatting with friends and family may also be effective." 

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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
SEEDS Coordinator
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Michelle Johnson

Fellowships Adviser
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Bonnie Ingersoll

Administrative Coordinator

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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.