Center for Life Beyond Reed

Who We Are

Our goal is that students leave Reed with the confidence and connections to navigate the world beyond Reed successfully.

Through your work with CLBR, you will clarify your purpose, hone your skills, develop your community, and gain experience through opportunities.

CLBR offers

  • 1:1 advising
  • access to job and internship databases
  • events and programs for students and alumni
  • a newsletter and Google groups with curated content for students

Advising Curriculum

The Center for Life Beyond Reed uses a curricular approach to support organizing, sequencing, and achieving learning outcomes for students outside the classroom. Our curriculum is centered around these four learning goals:

  • Clarity of purpose
  • Articulate skills
  • Use resources
  • Transitional skills

Learn more about our advising curriculum below.

CLBR Advising Curriculum

CLBR Anti-Racism Statement

The Center for Life Beyond Reed is committed to upholding Reed College’s anti-racism and diversity statements and to ensuring that all students feel a sense of belonging at Reed. This department-specific anti-racism statement guides our daily practice as a team.

We acknowledge the profound impact that white supremacy has on people who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and of other marginalized identities. We commit to disrupt racism in higher education and in places of employment. This includes how we define and speak about professionalism, the development of equitable programming, resources and opportunities to combat injustice.

As a team, we educate ourselves on the theories, research, scholarship and stories of diversity, equity and inclusion. We challenge the biases that impact our work with students, colleagues, and the wider community. We seek and encourage dialogue of varying perspectives as we continue to expand our self-awareness and understanding of how diversity influences our students’ concepts of purpose and professional growth.

Our work is not done, our education is not complete, and we will always keep equity in the center of our work.

(Adopted December 16th, 2021)

Job Shadows: Any Time, Everywhere

A job shadow is a chance to observe and follow Reed alumni, parents, and anyone you want to ask for a short period of time, to allow you to explore what happens in a field in which you have interest.

Job Shadows

Fellowships & Awards

You can search for opportunities by deadline, class year to apply as, community of purpose, and more.

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Upcoming Events

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