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
19991st LieutenantUnited States Army Air DefenseVA
2012211 Transportation SpecialistUnited Way of Pierce CountyWA
20092nd Lieutenant / Platoon LeaderUnited States ArmyHI
20062nd Grade Teacher-Oakbrook ElementaryClover Park School DistrictWA
20122nd LieutenantMarines Corps.CO
19992nd LieutenantUnited States ArmySD
20002nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyAP
20062nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyTX
20022nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyAP
20092nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyNC
20103rd Grade TeacherWoodmont ElementaryWA
19956th Grade TeacherMcKnight Middle SchoolWA
2008ACT Recovery SpecialistTrilogy Behavioral HealthcareIL
2007Adjunct ProfessorKwangwoon UniversityWA
1995Administrative AssistantTacoma Public SchoolsWA
2008Administrative AssistantLos Angeles Child Guidance ClinicCA
1997Advertising SalesClear Channel OutdoorWA
2006AP United States History Teacher, Junior and SeniorWashington High SchoolWA
1995Assistant Director / International Programming Linfield CollegeOR
1998Assistant Director of AdmissionsUniversity Of WisconsinWI
2002Assistant Language TeacherJapan Exchange and TeachingCA
1996Assistant Men's Soccer CoachPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2012Assistant of Cultural StudiesUS Embassy - GhanaWA
1997Assistant PrincipalMonrovia Unified School DistrictCA
2000Assistant PrincipalTenino School DistrictWA
2008Associate EditorBusiness ExaminerWA
2006Associate AttorneySpeidel Law FirmWA
1999Associate PastorLutheran Church of the ResurrectionNY
1999Associate Sales RepresentativeEthicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.WA
2005Assistant Director of Advancement ServicesUniversity Of MarylandOR
2011Assistant Preschool TeacherSumner School DistrictWA
1999Assistant PrincipalLakeview Middle SchoolTX
1995AttorneyLaw Office of Siri Quigley, PSWA
2000AttorneyStole Rives LLPOR
2005AttorneyWilliam Mitchell College of LawWA
2008Aviator, Platoon LeaderUnited States ArmyWA
1999Blackhawk Pilot / Medevac PilotUnited States ArmyKS
1999Business TeacherOregon City High SchoolOR
2007Campaign ManagerAllrecipes.comWA
2003CaptainUnited States ArmyDC
2000CaptainUnited States ArmyWI
2003Center AdministratorRainbow CenterWA
2005Chairman / CEONorthwestern Community AdvocatesWA
2008Childrens LibrarianKing County Library SystemWA
1998Copy EditorTacoma News TribuneWA
1995Counselor and Instructional DesignerWork SourceWA
2006D.D.S. DentistSelf-EmployedWA
1999Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyPierce County Prosecuting AttorneyWA
1997DirectorCatholic Charities Housing ServicesWA
1997Director of Sales & MarketingWorldwide Moving & StorageHI
1999Director of Honors CollegeBoise State UniversityID
2012Director's Assistant and CuratorWestern Antique Aeroplane and Automobile MuseumOR
1999Discipleship CoordinatorSpirit of Joy Lutheran ChurchCO
1996Donor Relations ExecutiveOverlake HospitalWA
1997EducatorCooper Mountain ElementaryOR
2000EducatorFranklin Pierce School District #402WA
2008ELCA Pastor / Mission DeveloperCastle Pines MissionCO
2000Executive Director of Career ConnectionsPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2006Faculty Research AssistantOregon State UniversityOR
2006Field Specialty: Protected Area ManagementPeace CorpsCO
1997Fire FighterSpokane Valley FireWA
2006Firefighter / MedicGraham Fire and RescueWA
2007Football CoachFoster High SchoolWA
2011Full Time Substitute TeacherAuburn and Sumner School DistrictsWA
2009Graduate StudentUniversity Of VirginiaWA
2011Graduate StudentUniversity of WashingtonAK
2006Graduate StudentEvergreen State CollegeWA
2003Graduate StudentUniversity of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)CA
2004Gymnastics Coach / Program DirectorGymnastics EliteWA
1998Head Coach, Track & FieldSeattle Pacific UniversityWA
2011High Preschool Teacher4-Tell, Inc.WA
2003High School Math TeacherMount Tahoma High SchoolWA
2006High School Math TeacherWilliam H Harrison Preparatory SchoolWA
2012History and Heritage SpecialistJapanese Cultural & Community Center of WashingtonWA
2007Human RightsLincoln Childrens MuseumWA
1998Interior Design ConsultantBella DesignsOR
2004Interm Head Football CoachSisters High SchoolOR
2007IT / Marketing ConsultantMckinney Vehicle ServicesWA
2005Language Arts TeacherYelm Community SchoolsWA
2009Language Arts / Social Studies Teacher, 6th and 7th GradesSumner School DistrictWA
1997Lead Systems AdministratorF5 NetworksWA
2008LibrarianU.S. Department of StateDC
2000ManagerHardwood IndustryWA
1995Managing DirectorJAKIL
2010Marriage & Family TherapistBecket Family of ServicesNH
2002Math TeacherBethel School District #403WA
2012Military Intelligence OfficerUnited States ArmyAE
2008Museum Educator - Education AssistantWhite River Valley MuseumWA
2008MusicianAnchorage SymphonyAK
1999Natural Resources SpecialistUSDA Forest ServiceAK
1999Office ManagerHighley Group PLLCID
2007Office AdministratorThe Josh Barnard TeamWA
2006Office ManagerNeighborhood HouseWA
1996Online Producer / ReporterThe State NewspaperSC
2001Operations & Finance DirectorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2012Operations ManagerAeropostaleWA
2012ParaeducatorFranklin Pierce School DistrictWA
1998PastorEmmanuel Lutheran ChurchWA
2003Pastry ChefLakewood YMCAOR
2005PE / Health TeacherCentral Catholic High SchoolOR
2004Physician AssistantOregon Health and Science UniversityOR
2010PitcherMissoula OspreyOR
2010Play GuideChildren's Museum of TacomaWA
1995PR & CommunicationsGreater Seattle Chamber of CommerceWA
2006Preventative Maintenance TechnicianPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2000Professor / Scholar in ResidenceGeorge Fox UniversityOR
1996Program CoordinatorWestern Washington UniversityWA
2005Project ManagerSightlines, LLCOR
2000Project Manager PharmsUniversity of TexasWA
2007Project CoordinatorPECIKY
1999Project ManagerIntegrated Project Solution (CH2M HILL)WA
2004Project ManagerSan Juan Construction, Inc.WA
1997Project SuperintendentSerengeti EnterprisesOR
1999Public DefenderSnohomish County Public Defender's OfficeWA
2011Pursuing Masters of EducationUniversity Of Puget SoundWA
1999Real Estate BrokerNAI Norris, Beggs, & SimpsonOR
2001RectorSt. Katherine's Orthodox ChurchWA
1999Regional Leasing ManagerShurgard Storage Centers Inc.WA
2006Registered NurseGood SamaritanCO
1997Religion EditorTyler Morning TelegraphTX
2003Restaurant Manager (Milton, WA)McDonalds CorporationWA
2000RMG, LLCUnited States ArmyWA
2010Sales and MarketingQCM CompanyWA
2012Securities Compliance TechnicianUS Securities and Exchange CommissionWA
2010Security OfficerNorthwest Security ServicesWA
2000Senior International Trade Specialist - International Trade AdminUS Department of CommerceMD
2011Social Media ManagerFrontier CommunicationsWA
1997Social Studies TeacherArchbishop Murphy High SchoolWA
2007Social Studies TeacherAuburn School District No. 408WA
1999Spanish and History TeacherEinstein Middle SchoolWA
2000Special Education TeacherPuyallup School DistrictWA
2001Special Education TeacherGrant Elementary SchoolWA
2004Special Education TeacherSeattle Public SchoolsWA
2007Special Education TeacherState of Hawaii Department of EducationHI
1997Senior Account ExecutiveArchdiocese of ChicagoIL
2006Senior Licensing Consultant for MicrosoftSogeti (USA)WA
2003Student LawUniversity of North DakotaOR
2010Substitute TeacherYorktown School DistrictHI
1998Supervisor of Social WorkersState Of WashingtonWA
1996TeacherAuburn School District #408WA
2004TeacherBethel School District #403MT
2010TeacherGarry Middle SchoolWA
2000TeacherIssaquah School DistrictWA
2001TeacherNorth Thurston School DistrictWA
2005TeacherOrting Middle SchoolWA
2008TeacherPeninsula School DistrictWA
2004TeacherPuyallup School DistrictWA
1998TeacherRogers High SchoolWA
1996TeacherSumner School DistrictWA
1998TeacherWest Salem High SchoolOR
2006Teacher - Resource, Cheerleader CoachDesert Pines High SchoolNV
2002Teacher, English, SecondaryClover Park School DistrictWA
2007Teacher / CoachMossyrock School DistrictWA
1995Teen Outdoor Activities LeaderCity of KentWA
2002Tennis InstructorTri-City Court ClubWA
1999Title One - Lowell ElementaryIndependent School District of Boise CityID
2000Training SupervisorBorders Books and MusicWA
2010Transcript SpecialistDoyon Universal ServicesAK
2005TranslatorFort LewisWA
1996Vice Principal Foss High SchoolTacoma School DistrictWA
2000Vice PresidentStrategic Capital Group LLCWA
1996WinemakerBenson VineyardsWA
2012Young Adult in Global MissionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
1995Youth PastorAlain Pinel RealtorsCA