Career Connections

What Are PLU Alumni Doing With Their Majors?

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Global Studies

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
1998Academic DirectorYBM Education, Inc / Seoul, KoreaHI
2003Account RepresentativeRockTenn Recycling and Waste SolutionsOR
1996Administration and BookkeepingDoty, Beardsley Rosengren & Co.WA
1997Afterschool Project CoordinatorSanta Barbara School DistrictCA
2011After-School TutorThe SpotCA
2006Anti-Human Trafficking Program CoordinatorRefugee Women's AllianceWA
2009Assistant DirectorLatin American and Caribbean StudiesWA
2003Assistant Director for International AdmissionsPortland State UniversityOR
1997Assistant Head of SchoolWestside Neighborhood SchoolCA
2006Assistant to the Associate ProvostPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2006Assistant to the DeanRegis UniversityCO
1995Associate Professor of Social WorkConcordia UniversityOR
2006Associate AttorneySpeidel Law FirmWA
1996Assistant DirectorCity of TacomaWA
2006Assistant Director of Student LifeUnification Theological SeminaryNY
2000AttorneyGordon & PolscerOR
2007Bar Applicant (Attorney)Chicago Interfaith Committee on Worker IssuesWA
1994Bilingual Fin. Services SpecialistDepartment of Social & Health ServicesWA
1999Bilingual Social WorkerAdult and Family ServicesOR
2011Briefing Services CoordinatorDataSphere TechnologiesWA
2012Business Development AssociateAmerican Chamber of CommerceWA
2007Care CoordinatorPeace CorpsWA
2010Care CoordinatorMCPN Healthy Start ProjectCO
2007Case ManagerLifelong AIDS AllianceFL
1997Community Development VolunteerAmeriCorpsWA
2001Congressional AideMA 1st Congressional DistrictMA
2002Congressional InternAdam SmithWA
1997ConsultantSlalom ConsultingWA
1999Consultant / PresidentColorado Conflict ConsultingCO
1999CoordinatorDepartment of State (Costa Rica)
2009Corporate Trust DepartmentUS BankWA
2000Cultural Diversity LiaisonCity of AuburnWA
2009Culture CoordinatorSons Of NorwayWA
2012Data ProcessorKent School DistrictWA
1999Design ConsultantMadeline Gaje DesignWA
2006Development Operations ManagerCity Year New YorkNY
2000Development DirectorUpper Valley Waldorf SchoolVT
2001Director of Advocacy & Volunteer ServicesLutheran Social ServicesWA
1996Director of Client ExperienceSprague Pest SolutionsWA
1995Director / ConsultantVipingo International
2001EconomistU.S. Department of LaborWA
2008Employment Case ManagerAmeriCorpsWA
2004English TeacherSainte Luce sur Loire (France)
2010Environmental Education InternInstituto Educativo Santa AnaWA
2010ESL TeacherJaeyeun-Yachayuan Kinder SchoolWA
2012ESL Teacher - (Spain)CIEEWA
2006Executive DirectorAmericans for TransitDC
2000Executive Director of Career ConnectionsPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1997Family Support WorkerCamp Fire USAOR
2009Field OrganizerAmerican Civil Liberties New MexicoNM
1996Finance DepartmentITO-Yokado Co. Ltd.WA
1995Fund ManagerLabrusca FundNY
2010International Sales CoordinatorSeproTec Multilingual Solutions
1997International Student Activities ManagerGreen River Community CollegeWA
1995Journalist / Page DesignerSpokesman-ReviewWA
2006Law (Seattle, WA)WA
2012Legislative AssistantWashington State LegislatorWA
1995Library FacultyOlympic CollegeWA
1995Marketing & Business Development ManagerFCS GroupWA
1999Marketing Director, NordicsExpedia, Inc.
2011MissionaryEast West MissionsTX
2000Monitoring & Evaluation CoordinatorFood for the Hungry
1998Operations ManagerIkea, SeattleWA
2009Operations SupervisorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2010Oral English TeacherSiChuan UniversityMN
2011Oral English TeacherSichuan UniversityWA
2010Para-LegalMontgomery Scarp MacDougall, PLLCWA
2005Parish Administrator / CommunicationsChurch of the Redeemer-Chestnut HillMA
1996PastorPacific Lutheran Theological SeminaryNY
1997PR, SalesCBS BroadcastingWA
2004Prevention Program ManagerMADD MassachusettsWA
1997PrincipalKylee Acidera DesignCA
2011Program DirectorLa Raza Centro LegalWA
2002Program DirectorMetropolitan Organizations for PeopleCO
2008Programs & Outreach ManagerLutheran Volunteer Corp.MN
1997Project AssistantAnchor EnvironmentalWA
2004Project CoordinatorPhRMADC
1998Project CoordinatorUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya
2006Project Management - Micro Economics of CompetitivenessPacific InstituteWA
2003Project ManagerHarb Engineering Inc.WA
1999Quality Assurance SpecialistNational Cancer Institute Cancer Information ServiceVA
2006Registered NurseGood SamaritanCO
2003Research AssistantDepartment of Peace Operations Policy - GMU
2009Reservation Sales AgentWindstar CruisesWA
1999Registered NurseSt. Joseph Medical CenterWA
2010Sales CoordinatorTacoma Regional Convention & Visitor BureauMO
1997Senior PlannerLand-Use Planning & Finance ECONorthwestOR
2004Spanish & English Second Language High School TeacherBureau of Land ManagementWY
2005Spanish TeacherSeattle Public SchoolsWA
2010Spanish Teacher / Soccer CoachAnnie Wright SchoolWA
2006Store ManagerStarbucks Coffee CompanyWA
2008Graduate StudentLaw StudentCA
2004Summer Camp DirectorSteve & Kate's CampWA
2001TeacherFranklin Pierce School District #402WA
2000TeacherAmerican School of PachucaTX
2000TeacherEast Helena School District #9MT
2005TeacherOrting Middle SchoolWA
2000Underwriting TechnicianSea Bright InsuranceWA
2006Visiting Instructor of ESL and Hispanic StudiesPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2002VolunteerWitness for PeaceGA
2007Volunteer-Agriculture ProjectPortland Energy Conservation, Inc.VA
2008Women's Funding NetworkLutheran Volunteer Corps.WA
2006Youth Ministry Intern & Budget AdministratorSouth Sound Church of ChristTX