Life After Reed
You will be different after Reed; you will be prepared for anything and everything, for taking risks and achieving goals based on your personal vision. The Reed education will make you wiser and stronger and ready in both heart and mind for any career, any future.
What will you do? Who knows; tomorrow is what you make it. But here's what some other Reed alumni have done: won the Pulitzer Prize; been awarded MacArthur "genius" grants; co-founded Apple Computer; been secretary of the Navy; written screenplays for Paramount, designed economic theory for the World Bank; been conservator of paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; led the American Women's Himalayan Expedition -- and enjoyed satisfaction and success as prize-winning journalists and poets, ambassadors, congressmen, mayors, technology entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, university presidents, research scientists, corporate honchos, award-winning astrophysicists, teachers, physicians, lawyers, musicians, rabbis, painters, and playwrights. Among other things.
The point is that whether you go into grad school, go into business, or go into rainforest preservation in Brazil, a Reed education will make it easier and more rewarding -- in a hundred ways that you won't understand until you understand. One example: Reed alumnus Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple Computer) credits his early success as a programmer to the sense of spatial relationships and movement he developed while taking a Reed dance class. Who knew?