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 

  • 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 open now!

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 closes at 5:00pm on 9/25. Register today!


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

3Degrees, Inc.

Sarah Oliva
Principal Outreach Representative


3Degrees is a certified B Corp with a mission to connect people with cleaner energy on a massive scale. We have helped build an industry which enables hundreds of thousands of customers nationwide to support renewable energy. We are a 7-time winner of the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Green Power Leadership Award and the 2015 EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year.


We are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic outreach associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through person-to-person tactics like door to door canvassing and event tabling. You will be a stellar verbal communicator with infectious enthusiasm who shares our vision for a sustainable world. We have two positions posted in Handshake: and

and look forward to speaking with you on September 26th!


Gwen Rudolph
Senior Legal Recruiter


The Boly:Welch legal recruiting team is in the house! Gwen is happy to speak with you about pursuing opportunities in the legal space (legal assistants, and other anciliary opportunities). She will also gladly speak with you about the best ways to use Boly:Welch in your job search strategies. 

Boly:Welch Recruiting specializes in Direct-Hire, Temp-to-Hire, and Contract positions in the Portland, Oregon area, across a range of disciplines, including accounting, legal, administrative, executive search, marketing, and financial services.

As a woman-owned business, Boly:Welch is committed to partnering with other state-certified minority and women business enterprises and emerging small businesses as needed to promote and meet client expectations. These alliances are integral to our diversity commitment and designed to develop business relationships within the community. We are also proud to be a Certified B-Corporation.

Please note: Reed College does not typically engage with third party recruiters, but we have profound respect for Boly:Welch. They've helped a substantial number of Reedies jump start their careers!


Here's a sample of opportunities currently posted on the Boly:Welch website:


Kat Henson '93 & Ella Smith '16
Director of Merger and Acquisitions Quality & Global Health & Wellness Coordinator


 Ask two Reedies about Intel!

Kat:  In 1994, Reed found an internship for me in Intel’s device physics lab studying transistor reliability.  I’m grateful, and enjoy paying it forward.  These days I work with teams developing technology for automobiles, drones, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.  In mergers & acquisitions, I help Intel choose wisely and create value rapidly.  Over the years I’ve explored and learned from many disciplines in both technical and management roles.  I would encourage Reedies to retain their curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and sense of wonder throughout their careers.

Ella: Graduated from Reed 2016 with interdisciplinary Russian-Art major. Past professional experience includes graphic design, interior design, business operations, and managing the Reed College Student Print Shoppe. I've been at Intel two years and I’m approaching my one-year anniversary as the Global Health & Wellness Coordinator overseeing global gym, café, and wellness programs.


Kat:  A chance to return the favor to connect students to intern or full time positions.  Reedies thrive here.  Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society.  What future do you want to create?

Ella: I can advise about Intel internships, nontechnical roles (specifically site services), leveraging an unconventional major in a seemingly unrelated role, and integrating into this company’s culture as a recent college graduate.

Some currently open opps at Intel for students and new grads. Please note that you need to join the Intel Talent Network to gain access to current OR openings:  -- post bac opp






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.


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.

Here are some of the opportunities currently posted in Handshake by Janus Youth:


Oregon Environmental Council

Chris Hagerbaumer '87
Deputy Director


Chris Hagerbaumer is deputy director at Oregon Environmental Council where she provides leadership, support, and coordination to OEC’s professional program staff. Chris joined OEC in 1996 to lead the organization’s program to curb pollution from cars and trucks and became Deputy Director in 2006. Chris has a background in environmental policy, advocacy and education, including work with the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago and the U.S. Peace Corps. She has a master's degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in German from Reed College.


OEC internships are for motivated individuals with an interest in environmental policy and typically involve research, outreach and/or administrative support. OEC's mission to advance innovative, collaborative and equitable solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. Our areas of focus include climate protection, clean and plentiful water, and toxic-free environments. Qualified candidates have: • Excellent research, data collection and writing skills • Strong interpersonal skills; good listener and thoughtful respondent • Ability to make “cold calls” • Attention to detail • Self-motivated, resourceful and reliable • Ability to meet goals in a timely manner • A passion for OEC’s mission.

Persephone Farm, Oregon

Theo Ciszewski (chi chef skee)


Persephone Farm, founded by Reed alum Jeff Falen '80, is a 20 acre organic vegetable farm located near Lebanon, Oregon, about an hour and a half south and a tick east of Portland.  Persephone has been in business for 33 years, and over those years as farms around the country have come to rely more and more on petroleum based plastics for season extension and weed control, Persephone has stayed in the soil.  There is no plastic used for season extension at Persephone and the farm is still able to grow and market produce year round. While the amount of food coming from the farm feeds many mouths a year, there is plenty more work to do to make our local food sources more sustainable.  

PLEASE NOTE! Persephone is hosting a trek from Reed on Sunday, October 28th!! Come join us for a farm tour and talk on resource use, farm systems and, perhaps most importantly, the farmers of the future. You are welcome to register here:


PERSEPHONE FARM (Lebanon, Oregon) is looking for a dedicated and reliable worker who is willing to get their hands dirty while learning the skills necessary to grow, harvest, and market 14 acres of organic vegetables, and tend a flock of organic laying hens.
Workers are paid an hourly wage and get free produce. Apprentices also have the option of living on the farm and participating in household food systems. The position is posted on Handshake. If you are thinking about a life in the sustainability space, consider this option! 
Hope you'll join for the trek, too! 

Portland Parks & Recreation Department

Carlee Smith
Recreation Leader – Citywide Recreation Team



Currently, I engage in community outreach and recruitment for seasonal and part-timerecreation support staff and support all programming an initiatives for the Citywide RecreationTeam at Portland Parks & Recreation.

The mission of Portland Parks & Recreation is to help Portlanders play and learn - providing the safe places, facilities, and programs which promote physical, mental, and social activity. We provide recreation and community engagement opportunities for all Portland residents. As we do this, there will be an increase in the wellness of our residents and the livability of our city. We accomplish this through:

  • Establishing, safeguarding and restoring the parks, natural areas, public places, and urban forest of the city, ensuring that these are accessible to all;
  • Developing and maintaining excellent facilities and places for public recreation and community building;
  • Providing dynamic recreation programs and services that promote health and well-being for all;
  • Partnering with the community we serve.



Parks & Rec seeks people who are energetic, interested in serving the community, helping maintain and enhance both the parks and natural areas and citizens' experience thereof. We have part time opportunities posted in Handshake and look forward to speaking with you about them — and to answering your questions about working for the City of Portland to the best of our ability. 

Specialty Analytical

Marty French
Laboratory Manager


I have 25 years of experience in analytical and environmental chemistry, with an emphasis on method development for analysis of emerging pollutants. I also work with international environmental organizations on water quality and soil contamination projects.

Specialty Analytical is first and foremost an analytical laboratory that constantly looks for the best and most appropriate technological solutions to help our colleagues understand, delineate and mitigate the complex environmental challenges they face each day.


A minimum of 2 years natural science education, and a strong interest in applied analytical and/or environmental chemistry. Candidates should have a strong interest in applying their education in a laboratory setting, and developing new skills and knowledge of chemistry. Develop understanding of skills required for working in a regulated laboratory setting.

Urban Airship

Mele Sax-Barnett '05 & Cherice Melchior
Senior Manager of Customer Engineering & Recruiting Manager


Mele Sax-Barnett is Senior Manager of Customer Engineering. Her team tackles complex bug reports and maintains several open-source libraries that our customers use to utilize UA's API endpoints, among other duties. She's also a Reed graduate -- '05 in Philosophy.

Cherice Melchior has recruited at Reed on behalf of Urban Airship for the past four years, and we are glad to welcome her back to campus this fall. 

Urban Airship® is trusted by thousands of businesses to drive growth with digital customer engagement. Every day, marketers and developers depend on Urban Airship to deliver billions of personalized, interactive notifications that inspire interest and drive action across all digital channels. Urban Airship is used by many of the world’s most admired companies, including Adidas, Alaska Airlines, The Home Depot, NBCUniversal, Sky Plc and Zillow.


We tend to hire based on attitude and aptitude vs. a specific technical skill set. Airshippers in general are collaborative, naturally curious, good problem solvers, respectful of each other, can acquire and apply new skills, care about customer experience, passionate about mobile.

Waxler Immigration Law

Sherilyn Holcome Waxler '97
Immigration Attorney


NOTE: Sherilyn will arrive at 5:30 p.m. and will participate in the 3rd and 4th sessions and the open netowrking part of the event.

I graduated from Reed in 1997 (Sociology) and from University of Washington School of Law in 2002. I opened my own practice, Waxler Immigration Law LLC, in 2009. I practice all areas of family immigration law, but specialize in assisting survivors of crime and domestic violence.


Our office has previously hired Reedies for various positions, including file clerk positions for students, and office assistant and legal assistant positions for soon to be and recent graduates. Our office seeks to hire thoughtful, caring individuals committed to making a difference. Ability to work independently and attention to detail are essential. Ideal candidates are bilingual in Spanish/English.

Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

No Express Advising or Drop-in Hours during Fall Break!

Express Advising with PCAs

Mon: 2–4 p.m., Prexy
Tue: 6–8 p.m., Vollum 116
Wed: 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Multicultural Resource Center
Thur: 1:30–3:30 p.m., Prexy
Fri: 2–4 p.m., Prexy
Sun: 6–8 p.m., Vollum 116

Drop-In Hours with CLBR Staff

Mon: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Commons
Tue: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Multicultural Resource Center
Wed: 5:00–7:00 p.m., Commons, CANCELLED 10/10 
Thur: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., International Student Services
Fri: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Multicultural Resource Center
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