The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Employer Engagement Events (E3)

Sponsored by the Center for Life Beyond Reed

Employers, recruiters, hiring managers, and alumni from local and national companies interested in engaging Reedies


This event is a combination of pre-arranged small group conversations between students and employers and an open networking follow up opportunity on Thursday, November 8, 4 to 6:15 p.m. 

  • Employers host 25 minute small group sessions for up to three students in four sessions
  • Students may choose up to three employers and CLBR will make the matches
Registration for the next Employer Engagement Event is closed.

To participate, students are required to:

  1. Attend one of two prep sessions held in Prexy before the event. You will choose your session during the registration process. If you are unable to make any of the three sessions, please describe your situation and the Center for Life Beyond Reed will follow up with you to make other arrangements
  2. Upload a current resume. A member of the CLBR staff will contact you before the event to provide feedback and give you an opportunity to make edits before your resume is shared with employers 

Registration is closed


Profiles of attending employers and organizations will be detailed on this page closer to the next activity.

If you are an employer interested in attending, please contact Brooke Hunter, assistant director for strategic partnerships and employer relations, 503.788.6698


Tiffany Dowa & Chris Harris
Director of HR & Co-Founder


BridgeTech is an up-and-coming leader in IT services, supporting a wide array of clients ranging from Legal to Construction. Providing the very best IT support is at the heart of BridgeTech. We were founded by IT professionals for IT professionals and have a unique, positive and collaborative culture.

We are also a group of people with passions outside of work. Our co-founder, Chris Harris, is a jazz guitarist. We are adventurers and thinkers, and our environment is a a place where you can be you.


BridgeTech prizes earnestness in our team members: the sincere and intense conviction to provide the best support for our clients and to make BridgeTech stronger and better by their contributions and continued growth.

BridgeTech encourages our team to develop more skills by providing the opportunity for collaboration, mentorship, and the pursuit of business-related certifications and trainings.

Are you a tinkerer? Love to solve tech-related hardware and software challenges? We'd love to speak with you!

City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)

Dylan Rivera '95
Public Information Officer


Our mission statement: The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility.


I'd like to encourage students to apply for Reed summer funding to pursue our 2019 Multimedia Creative Internship with the Communications & Public Involvement team at PBOT.

City of Portland Office of Management and Finance

Francisca Garfia '17
OMF Management Assistant


The Office of Management and Finance (OMF) is an umbrella bureau comprised of the Bureau of Financial Services (BRFS), Bureau of Human Resources (BHR), Bureau of Technology Services (BTS), Facilities Services, CityFleet, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO’s office).

The CAO’s office guides business operations, communications, and the policy team. Much of OMF’s work is inward facing as these bureaus focus on ensuring the City’s employees have the necessary infrastructure for their work. OMF is headed by CAO Tom Rinehart and Deputy CAO Carmen Merlo. Our office provides financial analysis, communications, strategic planning, project management, and administrative support to OMF bureaus, as well as financial and administrative services to Council Offices and programs.



The communications team is part of this division and works on staffing OMF committees, drafting OMF and Citywide communications, responses to media requests, public records requests, research report writing, strategic planning, social media outreach, and graphic design. The communications team is here to answer your questions about the City’s bureau structure, jobs at OMF, and qualities that the City is looking for in candidates. Business Operations strives to foster a positive work environment in which employees can grow professionally and contribute to the success of the City.

Health in Harmony

Trina Noonan
Managing Director


From the Health in Harmony website:
In 1993, Kinari Webb '95 traveled to Borneo to pursue her dream of studying orangutans. There, she experienced the splendor of the rain forest. But she also saw that orangutans were losing their habitat at an alarming rate.

To protect the orangutans, she would need to listen to and work with the people who steward their habitat.

Kinari met many villagers who lived near the rain forest. In general, they lived in poverty and lacked adequate health care. What care they had was expensive, far away, and low quality. And she learned that these individuals often had no choice but to cut down trees to pay for treatment.

Kinari realized that their lack of access to care was driving deforestation.

Kinari went on to become a doctor. During her years of training, she decided to move to Indonesia full-time. She was determined to help people in rural Borneo get better health care, and also to conserve habitat and wildlife in the rain forest.

After founding Health In Harmony in 2005, Kinari returned to West Kalimantan in 2007.


Health In Harmony is in a period of growth to match the urgency of our mission for planetary health. We have a variety of internship opportunities and one entry level position that would work across the organization. Ideal candidates are excited about working at a fast pace, taking initiative, and our unique and innovative approach to protecting rain forests in partnership with indigenous communities. Successful applicants will be reliable, organized, flexible, and good communicators. 

(Think of Health in Harmony when charting your summer course and beyond. Seek funds from Reed to help fund your work with HiH....—CLBR)

Janus Youth Programs Inc.

Ian Yee
Safety and Employment Coordinator


Recognizing the only way to stop a robot apocalypse is by creating and fostering healthy communities where people cultivate clear boundaries, are empowered to care for themselves, and contribute to helping one another, Ian has spent the last 13 years working with youth and Janus Youth Programs to establish safe spaces for young men and women to blossom into productive members of society.

He looks forward to putting himself out of a job as youth are given the tools to not repeat mistakes from their past and embrace the future. A non-robotic overlord future. Currently, Ian does this by developing the robust safety program that already exists at Janus because each of us only realize our full potential by developing the skills and safe practices to meet adversity. He also helps Janus Youth Programs find people who like to help youth, their families, and the community.

NOTE: Ian will only be available for the 4 and 4:30 p.m. meetings, and will exit by 5 p.m.


We are seeking employees who are passionate about providing opportunities and skill building to help at-risk youth transform their lives. Janus celebrates diversity and values the contributions made by every staff to help the children, youth, and families we serve. All positions involve working with strong, supportive teams to guide youth’s journey to a new life.

Across the agency we look for individuals who are excited to contribute to the community. Future employees will demonstrate that interest through education and/or previous/current work or volunteer experience with children and adolescents. Courses of study that focus on counseling, psychology, sociology, social work, and human services would be immediate pluses. Including examples of boundary setting, de-escalation, group management, and clear calm communication when expounding on  job duties/descriptions or volunteering coupled with basic attentiveness to formatting and grammar all contribute to an attractive resume.

For many of our positions, there are contractual requirements stating a degree is necessary. Some may require an education related to our field. Many of our programs do appreciate a diversity in experiences so any degree may be acceptable for non-clinical staff. However, those who may not have relevant degrees/education then highlighting experience working or volunteering with children and adolescents is an immediate draw and in some cases may be considered in lieu of education. Illustrating experience working with youth can be a boon when included in a cover letter and/or resume. The combination of both education and experience is often a requirement for our full time positions.

Mad Science of Portland & Vancouver

Julia Corkett & Rob Schiewe
Sr. Instructor & Director


Mad Science of Portland & Vancouver is part of a worldwide organization that has been making science fun for over 30 years. Science is all around us and we are leading the charge to educate students through collaborative learning experiences. 


Part-time, flexible and fun! Mad Science of Portland and Vancouver is hiring Instructors to lead afterschool science programs..  As a Mad Scientist you will guide students through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and amazing take-home projects. 

We are looking for high-energy, outgoing individuals who have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Successful applicants need to have at least two weekday afternoons available after approximately 2:00pm (Mon-Thurs) and attend a mandatory 1:00pm meeting on Friday. A science background is not required as we provide paid training.

Oregon Metro

Megan Warneke & Mary Rowe
Internship Coordinator & HR Director


Metro is the regional government that provides integrated resource management for the 24 cities and unincorporated areas in the Portland metropolitan area. Facilities, public assets and governance services include the Oregon Convention Center, the Oregon Zoo, Portland’s Centers for the Arts, the Portland Expo Center, transportation planning, growth management, solid waste system management and recycling services, and regional parks and natural areas.


Metro is a large agency and has internship opportunities that vary depending on the time of year, current projects and the needs of the organization. We strive to place students in internships that align with their skills and interest. Our paid internships during school have flexible hours (between 10-20/week), and feature a broad array of subjects.

Whether you’re looking to gain new skills, explore career options or get on-the-job work experience, a
Metro internship may be right for you.

Read more:

Peace Corps

Lisa Snell
Regional Recruiter


I served in the Peace Corps in Morocco, as a Youth Development Volunteer. Prior to and following Peace Corps, my experience is in Outdoor Sports, having worked for REI and most recently, managing all US Columbia Sportswear and Mountain Hardwear Brand Stores and as Manager of Training and Communications for the Retail division. I joined Peace Corps again, just over a year ago because I believe in our mission and that Peace Corps opens doors for people - professionally, academically and personally.


Peace Corps has jobs available in over 60 countries for recent graduates with a BA/BS degree and an interest in making a difference in the lives of others.


Eira Nylander '18
Program Director


PERIOD is a global, youth-run non-profit dedicated to de-stigmatizing menstruation and serving menstruators in need. In just the past three years, PERIOD has addressed over 160,000 periods and established over 100 campus chapters worldwide through service, advocacy, and education. 


PERIOD is a team based organization that empowers and supports its employees and volunteers.  We value people who are flexible, open, independent, results oriented, but most importantly passionate about the movement. Skills in creativity, problem solving, and written and verbal communication are important. We are currently seeking an events associate, marketing and social media associate, operations associate, chapter associate, grant writer associate, policy associate, and web designer.

Play-well TEKnologies

Joe Roberts
Oregon Area Manager


Kids are natural engineers, we help them realize it. Kids dive into our classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate. Kids can't get enough. 

Mission Statement
At Play-Well TEKnologies we strive to:

  • Build problem-solving skills
  • Provide an opportunity for creative expression
  • Foster a greater appreciation of how things work
  • Encourage the qualities of inquisitiveness, self reliance, and self confidence in children
We do this in the context of fun-filled engineering and architectural projects, activities that both the children and the instructors enjoy!


We are looking for instructors. See our recent Handshake post:

Instructors will need reliable transportation to get to and from class locations throughout our operations area, Vancouver to McMinnville. As this is a considerable distance, applicants cannot rely on public transportation. Applicants need to have a secure location to store the teaching kit/materials when not in use, our teaching kit consists of (4) 32qt storage tubs and (4) 66qt Storage tubs. With smaller dorm rooms this can make things a little "cozy" but it is doable. I'll bring a kit to E3 so you can see what you'll be toting.

Reed College

Katrina Tanner
Assistant Director, Human Resources


At Reed College, like all employers, we are always on the lookout for great new talent. A good number of opportunities we post do not require graduate degrees—they do require bright, committed, hard working people with a commitment to diversity and a strong understanding of and commitment to, the Reed mission. As a work environment, Reed employees enjoy work life balance, great benefits, and the incredible opportunity to support the college's mission and work with Reed students and alums. Fun fact: there are currently 68 Reed alums working at Reed as staff and faculty. 


Conversations, particularly with juniors and seniors, who have potential interest working at Reed. 

Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)

Mariah Wildgen
Staff Assistant & Caseworker


Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s Portland office is seeking interns for our winter/spring term. In our office, interns assist with field outreach, constituent services, and research projects. 


We’re looking for current students with strong communication skills, attention to detail, and initiative.

Representative Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Ryan Seed
Staff Assistant


Internship Summary: Our overall goal is for interns to experience first-hand how a congressional office operates and provide an opportunity for them to learn about the Capitol, Congress, and the legislative process – particularly regarding the interns interest in specific areas or issues. We expect interns to be proactive in seeking out and asking for opportunities that will help prepare them for their future careers and educational aspirations. 


Possible activities and projects include (but are not limited to): speaking with constituents that are having difficulty with a federal agency, reporting to the Congresswoman key opinions that voters have on specific legislation or policy issues, researching legislative history and bills, assembling daily press clips for internal office disbursement, drafting and editing letters and correspondence, planning meetings and events (provide briefing materials and background, room reservations, event agendas/programs, etc.), and coordinating special events such as the annual art competition.

Tutor Doctor

Mark Seker & Carl Pruett


Tutor Doctor is the premier in-home tutoring service in Portland.  We wish to continue our 8-year Reed College partnership by offering flexible-hours, part-time work to Reed students and graduates with experience tutoring in mathematics, sciences and language arts.


We have immediate assignments available serving students in the SE Portland area attending K-12 grades and universities, too.  These are high-reward, high-responsibility jobs during evenings & weekend times, up to 2-8 hours/week and paying $19-$30 per hour.

Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

Express Advising with PCAs

Express advising will resume Fall 2019

Drop-In Hours with CLBR Staff

Drop-in hours will resume Fall 2019
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