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Prior to contacting alumni, prepare by reviewing these resources:
LinkedIn - Join Reed Groups (LinkedIn tips)
Networking: A Strategy for Every Stage of Career Development (download PDF)
Reed Career Network - start building a network by contacting alumni.
Reed Switchboard - "Post and ASK or an OFFER to the Reed community!"
I can advance my understanding of myself in relation to my Reed education and career choice by utilizing the following resources:
Assessment tools - personality and interest surveys can be instrumental in advancing self understanding and career exploration.
Career basics - six key elements of the career decision-making process.
Four Years to Launch (download PDF) - a year-by-year timeline of targeted career activities on which to focus as a student. Some recommendations for changes will be forthcoming.
First year first steps (download PDF) - career check off list of first year students. Needs updating.
I can advance my understanding of majors at Reed by utilizing the following resources:
Plan Your Major
Resource library - The Center for Life Beyond Reed's resource library publications: Browse or search for reading material to support your major choice, career exploration, job search, or graduate school application. Most of our 500+ books can be checked out for one week. Do your research!
What can I do with this major?
I can advance my understanding of career and industry options by utilizing the following resources:
Career Insider Online Library - This
online career library powered by VAULT gives you access to industry guides, profession-specific
books, and a host of additional career resources. Requires login.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information
on training, earning, prospects, working conditions, and daily responsibilities
of hundreds of professions.
WetFeet - Research for your job search. High quality content on companies and wide
variety of industries.
O*Net - Industry
and skills search provided by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training
Social Science Research Network - Devoted to the rapid worldwide
dissemination of social science research and composed of a number of
specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.
Career Info Net - Sponsored by the U.
S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
America's Career InfoNet - Occupation,
industry and state information for the nation. Exploration of careers considering
outlook, salary, education requirements. Includes a skills profile useful for
Oregon Clusters - Industry
clusters are groups of similar and related firms in a defined geographic area
that share common markets, technologies, worker skill needs, and which are
often linked by buyer-seller relationships. Learn about the interconnectedness
of your desired field(s) and find out about opportunities to network.
Explore Health Careers
LexisNexis Academic - Research Employers on LexisNexis Academic.
Resource library - The Center for Life Beyond Reed's resource library – Greywood
Management and Strategic Consulting - Overview,
employers, interviewing, resources.
Reference USA - A leading provider of business and consumer
I can advance my understanding of graduate and professional school application by utilizing the following resources:
Graduate and Professional School - Peruse all of the Graduate & Professional School resources organized and provided by The Center for Life Beyond Reed.
Getting In to Competitive Graduate Programs (download PDF) - by Donald
Asher '83, Religion.
Law School Timetable - and other law school application resources
Medical School Timetable - and other health professions resources
Masters and Ph.D. Timetable - and other graduate school resources and
Writing Personal Statements, Joe Schall
Registry for Undergraduate Research - You can give CUR permission to share your contact information with graduate schools and their representatives.
Reference Protocol (download PDF)
Test Prep Resources - Add Altius
U.S. News and World Report Ranking - see
caveat under "Researching" here.
Peterson’s Graduate School Guide
Student Fellowships and Grants - Competitive
Stanford Social Innovation Review - is
an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to
global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the
nonprofit, business, and government sectors.
Washington Information Directory - is
a longstanding source for names, addresses, and contact information for thousands
of contacts at Federal agencies, non profits, and other Washington, D.C., based
I can advance my search for volunteer, internship, and job opportunities (or job shadow opportunities) by using the following resources:
Career InfoNet - Skill
sets on resume
Find or Create Your Own Internship (or Job)! (download PDF)
Going Global - is a resource for students and alumni seeking jobs both abroad and in the US.
nationwide-internships-consortium - provides access to regional, national, and some international internship postings that are entered by or targeted to Reed and/or one of its partner institutions. Link through IRIS.
Resume and Cover Letter Guide (download PDF)
I can prepare for job or internship INTERVIEWS by doing the following:
Interviewing Tips - Prepare, practice, types of interview questions, logistics, follow-up
Mock Interview with a Career Counselor - Call 503-777-7550 to request
Case Interview Resources - includes interactive online resource, CQ Interactive: The Center for Life Beyond Reed has contracted with Case Questions.com to provide interested students with CQI http://cqinteractive.com/cqi_main.cfm a 90 day on-line interactive case training tool. PLEASE NOTE: To use the tool, you must contact Ron Albertson or Julie Kern Smith to get your license number.
Search Tools for Job Seekers
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