The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Recorded Webinars

CLBR and student staff have been holding and recording events. Those events will be posted here as we edit them. You can also find them on our CLBR YouTube channel

Bound for Graduate School with Donald Asher '83

Join Donald Asher ‘83, author of the best-selling guide to the graduate admissions process, Graduate Admissions Essays, for a talk on strategies to gain admission to highly competitive graduate programs. PhD, Master’s, MBA, Law, MD, PharmD, PsyD, MFA, Postdoc, and scholarship and fellowship information. Appropriate for all class years and alumni, you will walk away more confident about navigating the grad and professional school application process.
This talk was recorded on March 23rd, 2021.

Grad School Application Essentials

Are you considering pursuing graduate school? Julia Burrows from the Center for Life Beyond Reed provides an overview of the process, including various degree options, tips on putting together a compelling application, and funding possibilities. In this workshop, we will discuss how to find and reach out to prospective graduate advisors, how to request and whom to ask for letters of recommendation, and what should be included in a personal statement. Whether graduate school is just around the corner or a more distant possibility, this session will be full of helpful information.

Building Your Narrative: Part One

Are you applying or planning to apply to grad school, fellowships, or job/internship opportunities? CLBR staff recorded this event to help you learn more about how to craft a narrative in your essays, personal statements, and cover letters! This event was recorded on October 1st, 2020.

Senior Bootcamp

Senior Bootcamp went virtual in spring of 2020 as a series of seven videos made by CLBR staff that break down all of the content covered during the events. Start watching the full playlist below, or check out the individual videos on our Senior Bootcamp page.

The Art & Science of LinkedIn w/ Boly:Welch

Join Corbin C and Hannah Bergersen from Boly:Welch, a Portland-based staffing agency, as they talk about the ins and outs of LinkedIn. You learn how to create an effective and engaging profile and see how recruiters are using LinkedIn in their jobs. This is a great session for folks new to LinkedIn and people who are currently looking for jobs.

Save Our Summers

Did your summer internship or fellowship get canceled or postponed? Listen to Donald Asher ‘83, author of the best-selling guide to the graduate admissions process, Graduate Admissions Essays, talk through a plethora of ideas for how to make the most of your summer during the coronavirus pandemic. A short panel discussion followed the presentation and has been retained in this video.

How to Make the Most of Your Summer

Struggling to figure out what to do over the summer? Check out this video: you'll learn about a variety of options for staying productive during the break. More so than ever, being flexible and creative with your summer break is incredibly important. Peer Career Advisor, Isabel Hoff, will walk you through options.

CR/NCR Grades

Wondering how CR/NCR grades could impact future applications? The Center for Life Beyond Reed reached out to multiple institutions across the country to ask how they would be assessing CR/NCR in the future.