Career Connections

What Are PLU Alumni Doing With Their Majors?

Check out the Career Connections Opportunities Board to view postings for jobs, internships and volunteer positions.


A PLU education can lead many places by equipping you with invaluable experiences and excellent intellectual skills. Your future career may or may not directly relate to your major. Check out what alumni are doing with their major and begin to explore the possibilities.

Class Job Title Employer State
200710th Grade English Apprentice TeacherOverland High SchoolCO
19955th Grade Teacher / Gifted Education SpecialistChapel Hill School DistrictNC
20036th Grade TeacherLighthouse Christian SchoolWA
20049th Grade TeacherCalys Junior HighWA
2011Account ExecutiveZones IncorporatedWA
2010Account Managerdigital.forestWA
2006Accounting OfficeHarmsen & AssociatesWA
2004Adjunct Music InstructorTrinity Lutheran CollegeWA
2009Administrative and Communications SpecialistPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1998Admissions CounselorS.I.T. Graduate InstituteMA
2008AdvisorPacific Lutheran UniversityMD
1995AgentSelect Home and LoanWA
2005Americorps MemberMetropolitan Development CouncilWA
2007Angel NetworkTacoma-Pierce Co Chamber Of CommerceWA
1996Antique DealerLife of Riley AntiquesCA
1996Area Director / Central City TacomaYoung LifeWA
2010ArmyMedical Consultants Network, Inc.WA
1996Art TeacherBethel School District #403ID
2000ArtistSolid Data SystemsNY
1999Assistant EditorJohns Hopkins University PressMD
2001Assistant EditorStocks & Commodities MagazineWI
1995Assistant ProfessorBall State UniversityWA
2008Assistant to Senior Aesthetic AdviserChihuly, Inc.WA
1999Associate Dean of General StudiesITTCA
1995Associate PastorHoly Spirit Lutheran ChurchWA
2005Association Management AdministratorAG Development Group, Inc.WA
2003Assistant Marketing ManagerHDR Engineering, Inc.WA
2001Assistant ProfessorMills CollegeCA
2008Assistant to the Director - NW Center for Holocaust, Genocide, EthnocideWoodring CollegeWA
1998AttorneyK&L GatesWA
2005AttorneyLaw Office of Matthew S. CameronMA
2005AttorneyMicrosoft CorporationWA
1998AttorneyKenyon Disend PLLCWA
2005Bilingual Legal AdvocateYWCA Pierce CountyWA
2002Branch Service AssociateRainier Pacific BankWA
2001Broker AssistantCRC Insurance ServicesWA
2009Career CounselorSelf EmployedCA
2010Career Development AssistantUniversity Of Washington, TacomaWA
1995Chief Marketing OfficerZoom VacationsIL
2012Childcare CounselorAssociated Recreation Council of SeattleWA
2008Chiropractic AssistantFamily Chiropractic Center (Coos Bay, OR)AZ
2000Clinical Informatics SpecialistMadigan Army Medical CenterWA
2002Clinical Nurse SpecialistValley Medical CenterWA
2012Communication and Marketing InternCamp Lutherwood OregonOR
2010Communication Arts TeacherBethel School District #403WA
2001Communications Assistant / Managing EditorKCTS TelevisionWA
2002Communications DirectorThe OlympianWA
2010Communications InternSanctuary for Health and Reconnection to Animals and NatureWA
2011Constituent Engagement OfficerPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2004ConsultantSS&C Technologies, Inc.WA
1999Consultant / PresidentColorado Conflict ConsultingCO
2006Content ResearcherOnviaWA
2002Contracts SpecialistWA Dept. of Community Trade & Economic DevelopmentWA
2007CopywriterFree LanceNC
2002CopywriterMutt IndustriesOR
2012Copywriter / Copy Editor / Marketing Assistant / ManagerCustom Bodies Fitness Inc.CA
1996CounselorLakeridge Middle SchoolWA
1998Court Judicial Assistant--Division ClerkDenver District CourtCA
1995Creative DirectorZambezi InkCA
2008Customer CareACSOR
2002Customer Service AgentSouthwest AirlinesWA
2009Customer Service RepresentativeFlex-plan servicesWA
2000Customer SupportASIXWA
2011Customer Service RepresentativeXeroxWA
2011Development Coordinator, AmericorpsTacoma / Pierce County Habitat for HumanityWA
2000Development DirectorUpper Valley Waldorf SchoolVT
2003Development SpecialistTacoma Lutheran Retirement Community FoundationWA
1999Director of ProgramsSocial Venture Partners InternationalWA
2001Director of DevelopmentDead Gentlemen ProductionsWA
2005Discipleship CoordinatorMount Cross Lutheran ChurchWA
2005DispatcherIcon MaterialsWA
2011Divisional Sales Associate / All DepartmentsMacy's Inc.WA
2003Documentation Specialist / ConsultantMicrosoft Anti-Piracy Services, via Strong-Bridge LLCWA
2010Domestic Violence Protection Order AdvocateKing County Prosecuting AttorneyWA
2009Donor Referral CoordinatorSightLifeWA
2002Editor in ChiefSustainable Style FoundationOR
2001EducatorEastlake High SchoolWA
1997Elementary School CounselorDesert Sage Elementary SchoolID
2003English as a Second Language TeacherLCI Kids ClubOR
2012English FacultyNorthwest Indian CollegeWA
2010English InstructorRanger CollegeTX
1996English InstructorSeattle Community College DistrictWA
2008English InstructorCDI HoldingsWA
1999English ProfessorSaint Mary's CollegeWA
1999English ProfessorUnited States Military Academy at West PointNY
2005English TeacherPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2007English TeacherPeninsula High SchoolWA
2000English TeacherPonderosa High SchoolCA
2003English TeacherPuyallup School DistrictWA
2011English TeacherWashington High SchoolWA
2004English, Speech, & Drama TeacherHighwood SchoolMT
2002English / SAT Prep TeacherIvy League SchoolWA
2000Environmental Health CoordinatorAlaska Department of Fish & GameAK
1995Environmental ReporterSan Diego Union TribuneCA
1995ESL TeacherPeace CorpsDC
1996ESL TeacherElite Language SchoolOR
1997Estate Planning AttorneyInslee Best Attorneys at LawWA
2011Field Consultant, Extended Evening Program CoordinatorUniversity Of ChicagoIL
2001Film MakerPaizo, LLCWA
2001Financial AssistantCity of CamasWA
2009Financial Service SpecialistDSHSWA
2010Founding Lead Kindergarten TeacherTEAM Charter Schools (Newark, NJ)NJ
2001Fourth Grade TeacherSumner School DistrictWA
2001Free-Lance EditorSelf EmployedMN
2005Freelance WriterAcademia ResearchWA
1999Free-Lance WriterNational Seafood EducatorsWA
2012Front Desk Administrative AssistantUnited Retirement NationalWA
2004General ManagerTanglewood GrillWA
2001Gift OfficerUniversity Of OregonOR
2004Gift Officer- Annual GivingPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2009Graduate StudentUniversity Of VirginiaWA
2002Graduate StudentRutgers UniversityNY
2012Graduate Assistant for Academic InitiativesSan Diego State University, Residential Education OfficeCA
2004Graduate StudentGraduate Theological Union, BerkeleyID
2004Graduate StudentUniversity of PennsylvaniaWA
1996Graduate Teaching AssistantUniversity of ArizonaWY
2001Grant Writer and Data AnalysisLos Angeles School DistrictWA
2011Guest Services DirectorLake Waubesa Bible CampWI
2000Human Resources ManagerHome DepotWA
1996Humanities TeacherTacoma School of the ArtsWA
1999InstructorMohawk Valley Community CollegeNY
2010InstructorSias International University
2007Interior DesignerMaggie RoseWA
1996IT Project ManagerSlalom ConsultingWA
2003Junior High School TeacherSumner School DistrictWA
2012JVC VolunteerJesuit Volunteer CorpsWA
1995Landscape ArchitectNational Park ServiceWA
1995LawSchwabe Williamson & WyattOR
1995LawyerSacramento County Public Defenders OfficeCA
2005Legal AssistantLaw Office of James L. HolmanWA
2000Legal AssistantWashington Attorney General's OfficeWA
1997Legal CounselWashington State SenateWA
1996LibrarianRio Vista LibraryCA
2009LibrarianWendt Commons LibraryMT
1996Library Assistant CirculationThe Evergreen State CollegeWA
2008Library ll -Youth ServicesCumberland County Public Library & Information CenterNC
2006Litigation AssociateHawley TroxellID
2002Locational Rehab ConsultantCareer HorizonsWA
2004MA in Cinema Studies CandidateUniversity of BristolWA
2005Marketing AssistantParenting PressMN
2002Marketing Project ManagerNoteworldWA
1995Marketing SpecialistNike Inc.CA
2005Masters Student, EducationPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2005Masters Student, EducationUniversity of PhoenixWA
2005Masters Student, EducationWestern Washington UniversityWA
2002Math TeacherBethel School District #403WA
2007Mental Health TherapistSea MarWA
2005Metadata SpecialistPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2011MFA InstructorUniversity of PhoenixWA
2006MFA Outside Experience CoordinatorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1996Manager, ManufacturingPerseus Books GroupCO
2003Middle School TeacherOakland, CACA
1997Marketing ManagerSeattle Arts & LecturesOR
1996Marketing Project ManagerNoteWorld Servicing CenterWA
2002Marketing / PRFlying Pie PizzeriaID
2012Native English TeacherJeollanamdo Office of EducationOR
1999Office ManagerStar Physical TherapyWA
2009Outreach CoordinatorEmergency Feeding ProgramMT
2001Owner / ManagerFamily Owned Glass Shop BusinessWA
2009ParaoptometricLakeland Vision ClinicWA
2002Part-Time Faculty and Instructional TechnicianPierce College - Fort SteilacoomWA
1998PastorFirst Lutheran Church in Rochelle, ILIL
2001Ph.D. Student / Grad Teaching AssociateOhio State UniversityWA
2009Pharmacy AssistantBridgeport PharmacyWA
2004Physical TherapistFrench EducationOR
2007Poet LaureateWashington State Poet LaureateWA
1995PR & CommunicationsGreater Seattle Chamber of CommerceWA
2009Preschool TeacherA Child's TimeWA
2006PresidentARC Horizons, Inc.WA
2011PresidentThe Write Angle, Inc.NY
2004Prevention Program ManagerMADD MassachusettsWA
1999PrincipalLa Canada High SchoolCA
1995Principal Public Events ManagerUC Davis Department of MusicCA
2007Product DesignerYouSendItCA
2007Professor of Creative WritingUniversity Of NebraskaNE
2003Program AssistantFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center FoundationWA
2010Program AssistantPacific Lutheran UniversityOR
2012Program CoordinatorBoys & Girls Clubs of South Puget SoundWA
2008Program CoordinatorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2007Program DirectorLuther Heights Bible CampMN
2010Project ManagerFenwick Publishing Group Inc.WA
2010Promotions CoordinatorWarm 106.9 FMWA
2003Public Affairs SpecialistSelf-employedVA
1996Purchasing & SalesApplied Digital ImagingWA
2012Read2Me Program SpecialistTacoma Community HouseWA
2012Reading TutorAmericorpsWA
2003Regional Sales ManagerAdvanced Interactive ServicesWA
2005Registrar CoordinatorDeVry UniversityWA
2011Research AssistantMontana State University, BozemanMT
2002Research AssociateThe Johns Hopkins University School of Public HealthMD
1996Research AssistantAudrey EylerWA
2011Resource CoordinatorCommunities in Schools of PuyallupOR
2003Research Project Coordinator / AssistantJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYCLA
2007Senior Governmental Affairs ConsultantGordon Thomas Honeywell Malanca Peterson & Daheim PLLCWA
1997Senior PlannerLand-Use Planning & Finance ECONorthwestOR
2009Senior Writer for Marketing & DevelopmentWhitworth UniversityWA
2004Spanish TeacherP.S. 284 Lew Wallace SchoolNY
2009Special Education TeacherSchmitz Park ElementaryWA
2005Senior Account ExecutiveIEM, Inc.NC
2000Senior Admissions Counselor / Assistant Director of AdmissionsWarner Pacific CollegeOR
2006Senior AssociatePricewaterhouseCoopers, LLPWA
1996Senior Director of User ExperienceAmazon.comWA
2007Strategist Account ManagerRusty George DesignWA
2002Student, Masters in PublishingEmerson CollegeNH
2005Student, Special Education ProgramUniversity of Arizona
2011Subscriptions ManagerNorwegian-American WeeklyWA
2001Substitute TeacherClover ParkWA
2007Substitute TeacherFranklin Pierce School DistrictOR
2006Substitute TeacherSylvan Learning CenterCA
2002Supervisor of Rule WritersState Of WashingtonWA
2003TeacherGiaudrone Middle SchoolWA
2004TeacherBethel Junior HighWA
2007TeacherBethel School District #403WA
1998TeacherGloria Dei Lutheran SchoolIN
2002TeacherIssaquah or Lake Washington School DistrictWA
2005TeacherMat-Su Borough School DistrictAK
2004TeacherMcGill UniversityPA
1999TeacherOuray County R-2CO
1997TeacherTacoma Public School DistrictWA
1996TeacherTacoma Public SchoolsWA
2006TeacherTacoma School DistrictWA
2002Teacher, English, SecondaryClover Park School DistrictWA
2000Teacher, Middle School DramaRowe Middle SchoolOR
2009Teacher / CoachNorth Thurston Public SchoolsWA
1996Teacher / EnglishHockinson High SchoolWA
1996Teacher / Football CoachLakes High School in Lakewood, WAWA
2001Teaching AssistantshipWestern Washington UniversityPA
2008Trade Book BuyerPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2006TutorPi Plus TutorsWA
2010Tutor at Bates Technical CollegeNorthwest Leadership FoundationWA
2012UnderwriterLiberty Mutual InsuranceOR
2012Vet Corps RepresentativeAmericorpsWA
1995Video ProducerConcordia Publishing HouseWA
2012Visitor Services AssistantMuseum of FlightWA
2010VISTACorporation for National and Community ServiceCA
2010WriterMultnomah Arts CenterOR
2004WriterRampion BooksWA
2009Writer and TeacherFree LanceCA
2008Writing Center CoordinatorMonroe Community CollegeNY
2000Writing InstructorMontana State University, BozemanMT
1999Youth DirectorPeace Lutheran ChurchWA