The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Winter Shadows Sponsor Profile

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Reed Winter Shadows help Reed students step from campus into the world of work they will join in a few short years. Beyond the academic rigor of the institution lies a world of opportunities our students need to seize to be able to actively shape their futures.

By sponsoring students for between three and ten days, as a Reed Winter Shadow sponsor, you go beyond the informational interview by offering a glimpse into the depth of a workday and a brief view of the breadth of the landscape a particular job in a given industry encompasses. Such experience is invaluable to Reedies.

We welcome participation from the panorama of Reed community members and from friends in business, industry, public service, and the private sector. Thank you for helping Reed students travel further in their journey of discovery beyond the academy.

We are recruiting now for January, 2016 Shadows, which take place between January 4–15. Please provide as much detail as possible to help us promote your Reed Shadows opportunity. If you have questions, please contact Brooke Hunter, or call her at 503.788.6698.

The deadline for Reed Winter Shadow Sponsor recruitment is Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The deadline for Shadow candidates to turn in their materials to Reed is Wednesday, October 14. Placement notification will take place on or before Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

In addition to the job shadow and networking aspects of the Shadows, we encourage you to engage your Shadow(s) on a project. Reedies are great assets in the workplace, able to handle complex challenges and eager to learn.

* Required

Company/organization name *

Contact information

First name *
Last name *
Title *
Phone *
Email *
Preferred method of contact *
Are you a Reed alumnus/ae, parent, family member, or friend of Reed? *
If alumnus/ae, from which year?

Mailing address

Address line 1
Address line 2
State Zip


Brief Narrative Profile/Bio of Sponsor/Shadow Supervisor *

Please provide a brief bio so prospective interns may learn a bit about your background. Consider touching on education, career, things that are important to you as a supervisor, and so on.

Details: Length of Shadow(s); Date(s); Number(s) of Shadows *

We strongly recommended your Shadow last a minimum of three days. You may decide the date ranges you wish to sponsor Shadows in the following text box. If you want to sponsor more than one student for more than one date period, please just type in the box which dates. Include the date(s) you are able to sponsor and the maximum number of Shadows, i.e., Jan 5—9: two Shadows; Jan 12—16, 2 Shadows.

Expected hours of participation, i.e., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. *

Expected attire *


If you are intending to sponsor a Shadow that is longer than one day, are you interested in helping the Shadow candidate(s) find housing nearby? Housing assistance is by no means a requirement—we are simply seeking information to help participants plan their experiences.
Yes, I am able to help locate housing.
No, thanks, I'm unable to help with housing.

Description *

Please describe the types of activities in which a Reed Shadow might participate.

Location of Shadows *

Please provide the full address of the Reed Shadow experience including specific details about parking and building entry.

Creating Success *

Please describe the elements you think that will make a successful experience for the student and for you.

Other information

Please include any other information you believe is important for Reed Shadow candidates to know as they apply.

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