Alumni Career Resources during COVID-19
During this time of economic uncertainty and upheaval, we want to make sure our alumni community is fully aware of the career resources and benefits Reed provides, and equipped with the knowledge of how to access them. Check out the links below to learn more, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected.
Advice from alumni who graduated into the Great Recession – initally created for 2020 graduates, we hope you, too, find some nuggets of wisdom in the stories shared by alumni who faced similar career challenges.
Alumni Career Coaches—a group of alumni offering flexible career coaching to other alumni. They can help with questions about Reed resources, provide a welcoming introduction to existing professional networks our great Reed community offers, review resumes, or brainstorm career questions.
Alumni Directory—a searchable database of contact information for fellow Reedies. Search by name, class year, industry, employer, etc., to connect with alumni. Don't forget to update your own information, including the Professional and Networks sections.
LinkedIn Professional Network—the official LinkedIn professional network group for Reed alumni.
Reed Career Alliance—a committee of the Alumni Board supporting Reed College alumni in the development of meaningful careers post-Reed. RCA advocates for career assistance for all years of alumni, be it mid-career, retiring, changing careers, or just starting out.
Reed Legal Network—a growing alumni initiative to build and foster a network among fellow alumni that offers mutual support in developing new or already established legal careers.
Switchboard—a message board where Reedies can ask for help and offer what they can give. Whether you need advice, have a job opportunity, or are seeking something else, Switchboard makes it easy for you to connect with fellow members of the Reed community.
The Center for Life Beyond Reed—helps all alumni apply for fellowships, graduate, or professional schools (medical, law, and business). Alumni who have graduated within the last year can make appointments with CLBR advisors to discuss any aspect of their career or continuing education search.
Computer Access—Alumni have lifetime access to their Kerberos account and tech support is available via Alumni Programs (email@example.com). You can also use on-campus computers with your Kerberos account. Need support? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel Discounts—Please note some hotels may be closed at this time. A number of Portland hotels offer discounts to Reed alumni.
Insurance—Reed partners with Meyer & Associates to offer alumni an incredible range of attractively-priced insurance plans. You’ll find everything from health and travel insurance to pet and long-term care insurance. Visit their website to learn more or contact them at 800-635-7801.
Reed Library— As of March 17, 2020, the building is closed due to health concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, but some resources are available virtually. The extraordinary collection at the Reed Library is open to you. Check out a book or take a walk down memory lane with a visit to the Thesis Tower. Visit the library during business hours—photo ID and alumni card required! You can also access JSTOR, a database of academic articles, using your IRIS account. Set up an IRIS account here.
Ski Cabin—As of March 17, 2020, use of the ski cabin has been temporarily suspended due to health concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. Need a quiet getaway with a gorgeous view? Reserve the Reed ski cabin in Government Camp via your IRIS account. Alumni may request a reservation up to one week in advance of arrival date, and must present their photo ID.
Sports Center—As of March 17, 2020, the Reed Sports Center has been temporarily closed due to health concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. Alumni are welcome at the Sports Center. Present your alumni card and sign in at the cage. Please note that student access takes priority over alumni access and special alumni hours may apply.
Please visit the full Alumni Resources and Benefits page for more information.
Please find all ways to engage with Reed virtually here.
Have a need not addressed above? Email email@example.com and we’ll see if we can help!