The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Identity-Based Career Resources 

Wherever you are on the journey to discover yourself, your purpose, find work, funding, and future education, you are welcome here at the Center for Life Beyond Reed.  

Our mission is to support Reed students and recent grads in building life skills, confidence, a network, relationships, and experiences to help you get where you want to go. We are dedicated to supporting every student in Reed's community, and that means embracing diversity and providing support to Reedies from groups that have experienced discrimination. We acknowledge the historical legacy of exclusion and marginalization in higher education and employment, and are committed to disrupting systems of privilege, inequality, and oppression and empowering you to thrive wherever you may go.

The Center For Life Beyond Reed is intentionally staffed to reflect the diversity of our community. We understand that some students may find value in accessing support from staff members who share their identities. The Center For Life Beyond Reed is a minority majority office, and among our staff are wonderful people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people from low-SES and first-gen backgrounds, women and gender minorities, and people with physical and mental disabilities. We aim to provide a welcoming and understanding space for all.

We are also intentional about where we meet you. Advisors hold drop-in hours in the MRC, Commons, and International Student Services. Peer Career Advisors offer express advising at different locations around campus six days a week. All days and hours are listed at reed.edu/beyond-reed. Appointments with advisors can be made in Handshake. Additionally, we offer advising by Skype, phone, or email advising; you can note any such requests when you book your appointment.  We believe deeply in the power of conversation, and we hope you will join us to talk more about your hopes and dreams for your future and how you can achieve them.

For more identify-specific information, please visit the following pages:

We will continue to build these sections and add for additional identity-specific groups, please stay tuned if you do not see one that fits your needs.  Feel free to reach out to us at beyondreed@reed.edu to share your ideas or support for a specific group. 

Note: We are very grateful for the opportunity to have had a Kathy & Alex Martinez Social Justice intern during summer 2018.  Jessica Riaño was a tireless teacher, researcher, writer, and advocate for ways that CLBR could practice inclusivity and support our diverse student body.