Career Connections

What Are PLU Alumni Doing With Their Majors?

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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
2003AccompanistSelf EmployedWA
2012Accompanist for Voice StudentsSpanaway Lake High SchoolWA
1997Accounting ExecutiveCDWG, Inc.OR
2001Accounts Payable ClerkWestern Peterbilt, Inc.WA
2003Accounting Business ManagerHewlett-Packard CompanyNY
2003Adjunct Voice FacultyHoly Names AcademyWA
2000Administrative AssistantBlack Diamond Community CenterWA
2000AdministratorMt. Baker Care CenterWA
2010Aftercare AssistantSeabury Elementary SchoolOR
2004Alto, Compostela ChoirSt. James Church, New York, NYNY
2006Anti-Human Trafficking Program CoordinatorRefugee Women's AllianceWA
2002Artistic DirectorCapella ChoirsWA
1996Assistant Director of RegistrationColumbia Law SchoolWA
1997Assistant Director of Systems ServicesWillamette UniversityOR
2004Assistant Professor of MusicPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2006Assistant for First Year AdvisingKinderCareWA
1998Band DirectorBallard High SchoolWA
1999Band DirectorGraham-Kapowsin High SchoolWA
1998Campaign Reporting Manager, AdvancementUniversity of WashingtonWA
2001CaptainUnited States ArmyWA
2009CaregiverMartha OrvisWA
1996Choir DirectorHorace Mann Preparatory SchoolNY
2004Choir Director / OrganistHoly Cross Lutheran ChurchOR
2004Choral DirectorEnumclaw High SchoolWA
2012Chorus MemberTacoma Opera AssociationWA
2004Communications DirectorGrace Foursquare ChurchWA
2003Communications Specialist @ Jackson School of International StudiesUniversity Of WashingtonWA
2011ComposerAmerican Society of Composers, Authors, and PublishersOR
2009ComposerVisitation Catholic SchoolWA
2008Development AssistantThe Saint Paul Chamber OrchestraMN
2002Director of BandTruman State UniversityWA
1998Director of BandsFowler Middle SchoolOR
2005Director of BandsAuburn Riverside High SchoolWA
1996Director of BandsBethel School District #403WA
2002Director of Choirs and TheatreBethel School District No 403WA
2008Director of High School MinistryTrinity Lutheran ChurchMN
2007Director of MusicHoly Family Catholic ChurchUT
2000Director of MusicSt Johns Episcopal ChurchWA
2003Director of MusicTrinity Lutheran ChurchWA
1999Division AssistantKing County LibraryWA
2005Doctoral StudentIndiana UniversityNY
1996Drama TeacherSelf employed
1995EditorNeil A Kjos Music Co.CA
2002Flute Instructor / PerformerSelf EmployedWA
2004Freelance Soloist MusicianSelf-EmployedWA
2000Funding SpecialistBusiness Computer Training InstitutionWA
2010Graduate AssistantUniversity Of MarylandWA
1997Graduate StudentEastman SchoolCA
2004Graduate StudentSan Francisco Conservatory of MusicWA
2011Graduate Teaching Assistant, TutorUniversity of VictoriaWA
2011Guitar / Music InstructorSelf-employedWA
2007High School Math TeacherRiver Ridge High SchoolWA
2003IBONew VisionWA
2006InstructorNaomi Fanshier Clarinet & Saxophone StudioWA
1995InstructorUniversity Of Southern CaliforniaOR
2004Masters StudentGeorgia TechWA
2011Manager, Volunteer Services / Gift ShopLegacy HealthOR
2004Middle School Band DirectorSiuslaw School DistrictCA
2000Marketing ConsultantZolo MediaOR
2010Morning Edition Production AssistantThe KPLU FM StaffWA
2002Mortgage Loan OfficerKeyBankWA
2012Music Director for Summer CampsHeavier than Air Family TheaterWA
2007Music InstructorSteilacoom Senior High SchoolND
2005Music TeacherNorth Thurston School DistrictWA
2006Music TeacherUniversity Of OregonWA
2007Music Teacher, 6-12 GradeBethel School District No 403WA
2000Music TeacherBellevue Senior High SchoolMT
2006Music TeacherKentlake High SchoolWA
2006Music TeacherMercer Island School DistrictWA
2005Music TeacherOak Harbor School DistrictFL
2010Music TeacherSelf EmployedWA
1999Music TherapistKnoxville Music TherapyTN
1998Network EngineerGreen River Community CollegeWA
2011Office AdminNewellWA
1996Office ManagerTrinity Presbyterian ChurchWA
2005OrganistSt. Luke's Episcopal ChurchWA
2005OwnerBergey Voice StudioWA
2000Owner, Private Flute TeacherSilver Song Studio, Inc.MO
2001Owner / Piano TeacherMiller Bay Piano StudioWA
2002Pastoral MusicianSt. John the Evangelist ChurchOH
2004Peace Corps VolunteerUnited States Peace Corps-ThailandWA
2008Pharmacovigilance Associate IClinquest, Inc.WA
2002PhD Student, MusicologyPrinceton UniversityWA
1996Physician / RheumatologistKitsap Internal MedicineWA
2004Piano and Voice instructorTed Brown MusicWA
1998Piano TeacherPrivate Piano LessonsMT
1997Piano / Voice TeacherSelf EmployedMN
2004Pipe Organ BuilderTaylor & Boody OrganbuildersVA
1996President / FounderHarris Bridge VineyardOR
2006Private Lesson InstructorProfessional Musician and InstructorOR
1997Private Music InstructionSelf EmployedVA
2006Private Piano TeacherSelf EmployedWA
2002Private TeacherSelf-EmployedWA
2000Professional ActorBroadwayWA
2003Program DirectorEarthtones Music Therapy ServicesWA
2004Regional Sales ManagerBon Vivant ImportsID
2010Rehearsal & Performance AccompanistPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2004Research Program OfficerJain FoundationWA
2003Research TechnicianEsthese Inc.ID
2007Resident Music DirectorThe Hi-LinersWA
2000Sales RepresentativeIKONWA
2011School TeacherTeach For AmericaNY
2000Singer, ActressSelf-EmployedNY
2003Singer / Songwriter / GuitarMatt Coughlin BandOR
1996Software DeveloperHarris Stratex - Hawkins SoftwareCA
2000Software EngineerPerformance Health TechnologyOR
2001SopranoMetropolitan Opera GuildPA
1999Sound MixerMerrill Lynch & Company, Inc.CA
2002Student MA Vocal PerformanceNew England Conservatory of Music, BostonOR
2010Support Center AnalystWorld Vision Inc.WA
1998TeacherLake Washington School DistrictWA
2006Teacher / MusicianSelf-EmployedNY
2004TeacherArts in MotionWA
2003TeacherBethel High SchoolWA
1996TeacherBob Hope Primary SchoolAE
2000TeacherFreelance Violinist / TeacherWA
1997TeacherPuyallup School DistrictWA
2001TeacherPuyallup School DistrictWA
2000Theatre and Choral DirectorRidgefield High SchoolWA
2003Unemployment ServicesDSHSWA
2000Vocal ScholarBlue Shield of CaliforniaCA
1996Vocalist & ArtistMiss Thurston County Scholarship ProgramWA
2004Voice and Piano Coach, Opera and Musical Theater SingerJenny Shotwell StudiosWA
1997Voice InstructorLisa Robischon Voice StudioWA
2003Voice TeacherSelf-EmployedWA
1995Voice TeacherAlpena Community CollegeMI
2004Voice TeacherSpanaway High SchoolID
2002Worship Arts Team LeaderSt Matthew Lutheran ChurchCA