The Center for Life Beyond Reed

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The Center for Life Beyond Reed is excited to collaborate with other departments and offices to provide career education for students. Below are the workshops that we offer:

For Academic Departments

Career paths for your major

This workshop focuses on potential paths for students to take after leaving Reed, which can include careers or further education. Connecting with alumni is covered in this workshop. This may be particularly relevant for seniors who are seeking opportunities, although it is useful for students at any stage in their academic career who are curious about the future.

How to find summer opportunities

This workshop covers strategies for searching for summer opportunities, which can include internships, research, part-time jobs, and funding. This workshop is primarily useful for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Application toolkit

This workshop is an opportunity to talk about any or all aspects of applications:
Resumes
Cover Letters
CVs
Personal Statements
References and Letters of Recommendation
Special attention will be paid to transferable skills gained from each major.

Creating a discipline specific resume or CV

Application materials can look different dependent upon which fields students pursue, and this workshop addresses the nuances that different majors should pay attention to.

Fellowships and awards overview

An overview of the different types of funding available to students during their time at Reed:  funding for travel, internships, creative work, research and conferences - as well as funding available after graduation for opportunities such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, Watson and other programs.  Presentation can focus on tools and resources for finding opportunities or a more detailed discussion of typical application components and what constitutes a strong application.

Writing personal statements

Being able to write a well-structured personal statement is an invaluable tool which can be used in fellowship and award applications, grant applications, grad school applications and even job or internship applications.  Learn to identify relevant and compelling components and craft them into a cohesive narrative.

Alumni panels

The CLBR staff can assist departments with identifying alumni and coordination for career-related panels.

For Student Employers

How to frame student employment on your resume

This workshop covers strategies for including a campus job on a resume in a way that is relevant and effective for potential employers.

For Student Groups

How to frame campus involvement on your resume

This workshop covers strategies for including campus involvement on a resume in a way that is relevant and effective for potential employers.

How to find summer opportunities

This workshop covers strategies for searching for summer opportunities, which can include internships, research, part-time jobs, and funding. This workshop is primarily useful for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

How to find post-grad opportunities

This workshop covers strategies for searching for post-grad opportunities, which can include jobs, research, grad school, and fellowships. This workshop is primarily useful for seniors but any students who are planning for the future are welcome.

Fellowships and awards overview

An overview of the different types of funding available to students during their time at Reed: funding for travel, internships, creative work, research and conferences - as well as funding available after graduation for opportunities such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, Watson and other programs. Presentation can focus on tools and resources for finding opportunities or a more detailed discussion of typical application components and what constitutes a strong application.

Writing personal statements

Being able to write a well-structured personal statement is an invaluable tool which can be used in fellowship and award applications, grant applications, grad school applications and even job or internship applications. Learn to identify relevant and compelling components and craft them into a cohesive narrative.

 

If you would like to collaborate with CLBR on any of the above workshops, please complete this form or reach out to CLBR at beyondreed@reed.edu with the topic and proposed date, time, and location. A CLBR staff member will respond to your request and work with you on the logistics and content.

We are happy to host events at Prexy, and we are also happy to come to where your group meets elsewhere on campus.

If you have ideas for workshops that are not included in the above options, please reach out to CLBR at beyondreed@reed.edu. We are happy to work with departments, offices, and groups to tailor content to fit your needs.

Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

Express Advising w/ Peer Career Advisors

Mondays, 6pm-8pm, LIB 203
Tuesdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Prexy
Thursdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Fridays, 2pm-4pm, Prexy
Sundays, 6pm-8pm, GCC-A

Drop-In Hours w/ CLBR Staff
Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm, Commons (Fellowships Q&A)
Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, MRC
Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons
Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons

Note: Please check the announcements on your homepage in Griffin Door for any possible updates or cancellations.


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