The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Education & Human Potential

Exploring that which the mind can learn, comprehend, do is the seat of the Education and human potential community. Working with potential and with challenge, imagining what is possible and helping make that which could be manifest is the work of this community.

Explore Your Purpose

There are various ways to get to know your community of purpose. Learn more about what your next step could be in Educations and Human Potential!

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Where do Reedies go?

Your education at has prepared you for many opportunities, take a look at what other Reedies within your community of purpose have gone on to do with their degree!

Entry Level Roles

  • Growing Seeds, Early Education, Support Teacher, Portland OR
  • Growing Seeds, Early Education, Teacher, Portland OR
  • Personal Trainer, Bold and Badass Fitness, Portland, OR
  • Admission Counselor, Occidental College, Los Angeles California
  • Education Counselor, KeyStart Education, Shanghai, China
  • Teacher, Hess, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Educator, Montverde Academy, Shanghia, China
  • Teaching Assistant / Instructor, App Academy,  San Francisco, CA USA
  • Foreign English Teacher, Qinghai Normal University, Xining, Qinghai China
  • Organizational Behavior Group Data Programmer Intern, Yale School of Management, New Haven, CT
  • Camp Manager, Summer Camp, New Hampshire
  • Outdoor & Educational Programming Intern, Vermont Commons School,  Portland OR
  • France Ministry of Education, Assistant English teacher, chennevieres-sur-Marne, ̨le-de-France, France
  • Program Administrator, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), Portland, OR
  • Alumni Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator, Reed College, Portland OR
  • Avid Tutor and Substitute, Park Hill School District, Kansas City MO
  • After School Program Staff, Sellwood Community Center, Portland, OR
  • Group Leader, Kama'iana Kids, Makawao, HI, USA
  • Kindergarten ESL Teacher, Anglo Education, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Math and Science Tutor, North Avenue Education, Portland OR
  • Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools; Teach for America, Baltimore, MD
  • Administrative Assistant, Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, Portland OR
  • Assistant Preschool Teacher, The Cradle Club, Minneapolis-St Paul MN
  • English Department Faculty Assistant, Reed College, Portland, OR
  • Americorps, Post-Secondary Success Member with Open School North, Portland OR
  • Americorps English Language Arts Tutor at Great Oaks Charter School
  • Teaching Assistant, Harmony Montessori School, Portland, OR
  • Assistant Teacher, YMCA, Denver, Colorado
  • Turtor, TEAM Academics, Mill Valley, CA
  • Teacher, Oregon Outreach Inc. Portland, OR
  • Teacher, Art4Life, Portland, OR
  • Admissions Counselor, Reed College, Portland, OR
  • Elementary School English Teacher, Education, France
  • Middle School Biology, Teach for America, Nashville, TN
  • Teacher, Affiliated High School of Fuzhou Normal University, Fuzhou, China
  • Assistant Coordinator, Trackers Earth Summer Camp Portland, OR
  • Nanny, Self-Employed, Portland, OR
  • Assistant Teacher for Latin, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fulbright Austria, Upper Austria, Austria
  • AmeriCorps Member, City Year, Tulsa, OK
  • Peace Corps: Secondary Physical Science Teacher, Karonga, Malawi
  • Peace Corps: AIDS Education, Malawi
  • Fulbright: Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Kiel, Germany
  • Developmental Screener, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR
  • Enrollment Coach, Brandman College, Portland, OR
  • Teacher's Assistant for JET Program, Japan
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach, Alive MMA, Portland, OR
  • Teacher, Engineering for Kids
  • K-5 Literary Intervention Teacher, Metropolitan Family Service
  • Special Formats Processing, Library Technical Assistant III, New York Public Library
  • AEON, Education, English Language Teacher, Akita, Japan

Grad School Destinations

  • TESOL Certification, Chicago, Illinois
  • University of California, Irvine, California
  • M.A., Secondary Education and Teaching, Mercer University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Lewis and Clark College
  • Master of Science, Elementary Education and Teaching, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Arts, Secondary Education, Pacific University
  • Master of Education, Social Studies Education, University of New Orleans
  • Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) , Archives Management, Rutgers University
  • Master of Education, Special Education, California Polytechnic State University
  • Master of Education, Seattle University
  • Master of Arts, Arts Management, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Alumni are or have been

  • Lead Teacher for K-12 Bilingual Education, UCLA Community School
  • School Psychologist, Creative Science School
  • Executive Director, Saturday Academy
  • Director, Research & Reform in Education Center at John Hopkins
  • AP English Language and Composition Teacher, Del Valle High School
  • Assistant Principal, da Vinci Arts Middle School
  • Jewish History Teacher, Jewish Community High School of the Bay
  • STEM Instructor for Robotics, Boston Public Schools & Tufts CEEO
  • Latin America Instructor, Where There Be Dragons
  • Founder & Managing Director, Handy Village Institute
  • Education Manager, The Watershed Project
  • Education Lead, Mrs. Wordsmith
  • College Counselor, Woodstock School
  • President & Board of Trustees Member, California State University
  • Professor & Researcher for NSF, Colorado State University
  • Social Studies Teacher and Union Rep., Lake Oswego High School
  • Associate Director, American Federation of Teachers
  • Director: Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation

Resources & Information

Joining an assosication, reaching out to Reed alumni, and reviewing databases are great ways to develop a network within your community of purpose. 

Associations & Databases

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