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.

ClassJob TitleEmployerState
20022nd Lieutenant / AviatorUnited States ArmyMA
201021st Century Program SpecialistBoys & Girls Clubs of South Puget SoundWA
20062nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyWA
20022nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyAK
20032nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyWA
20062nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyKS
20005th Grade TeacherSteilacoom Historical School DistrictWA
2004ABA TherapistGillsWI
2000Account DirectorWundermanWA
2000AccountantPremier Lease & Loan ServicesWA
1996Acting Director of OversightsOregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services Insurance DivisionDC
2008Adjudicator #3Washington State Department of Social Justice and HealthWA
2007Administrative AssistantEquinox Fitness (Westwood, CA)WA
2004Administrative AssistantNeighborhood PartnershipsOR
2012Administrative AssistantPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2012Administrative Assistant IIISeattle Children's HospitalOR
2012Administrative AssistantUniversity of Denver Women's CollegeWA
1998Adult Therapist (Clinician III)Valley Cities Counseling ServicesWA
2012Applied Behavior Analysis TherapistMaxim Healthcare ServicesWA
1998Aquatic DirectorPierce County Boys and Girls ClubWA
2008Aquatics Director - Korum YMCAYMCA of PuyallupWA
2004AssistantAlaskan AdventuresID
1996AssistantBridges / AHSWA
2003Assistant Professor of Movement Studies and Wellness EducationPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2001Assistant Professor of PsychologySimpson UniversityCA
2002Assistant Professor of SociologyPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2003Assistant Professor, Division of Social SciencesAlfred UniversityNY
1995Associate Athletic DirectorUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamAL
2001Associate PastorSaint Matthew Lutheran ChurchCA
2001Assistant Attorney GeneralState of Washington Attorney GeneralOR
1995Asst Director of OperationsThe Garden City Group, Inc.WA
2004Assistant Worship LeaderOur Savior Lutheran ChurchWA
1995AttorneyLaw Office of Siri Quigley, PSWA
2002Attorney At LawElliott W. Johnson, Inc PSWA
2010Audio Visual TechnicianAvalon Information ServicesWA
2002AviationUnited States Marine CorpsCA
2006Before and After Childcare Site DirectorYMCA of Tacoma Pierce CountyWA
2010Behavior InterventionistComprehensive Educational ServicesWA
2009Behavioral TherapistAcesWA
2009Behavioral TherapistACES AutismWA
2001Bikram Yoga TeacherBikram Yoga College of IndiaWA
2000Borough CoordinatorCt. Appointed Special AdvocatesNY
1998Business ConsultantWestern Power
2002Business DevelopmentNorthwest KineticsWA
2004CaptainUnited States ArmyUT
2011Case Aide Coordinator & Office ManagerCommunity and Family ServicesWA
2002Case ManagerGreater CakesDE
2003Case Manager (Social Services)Metropolitan Development CouncilWA
1997CEOChicago Public LibraryIL
1997Chief Operating OfficerPacific NW Economic RegionWA
2008Child & Family Services ClinicianUnited States Air ForceWA
1996Child and Family TherapistChild & Family Psychiatric Center (Private Practice)OR
2002Child Care WorkerEdgefield Children ServicesWA
2005Child Welfare Social WorkerDSHSWA
2004Claims ProcessorsChild Study and Treatment CenterWA
2004Clinical CoordinatorFrontier Behavioral HealthWA
2001Clinical DirectorLifeworks NorthwestWA
2001Clinical PsychologistAllay Curiel Behavioral HealthMT
2001Clinical Psychologist / OwnerEastside Psychological AssociatesWA
2006Clinical Research CoordinatorCharles River Clinical ServicesWA
2009Clinical Research CoordinatorSt. Joseph's HospitalWA
2010Clinical ScreenerValley City's CounselingWA
2000Clinical VolunteerGreater Lakes Medical Health CenterWA
2010College and Career CoachCollege Success FoundationWA
2003Community Corrections OfficerDepartment of CorrectionsWA
2011Community Mobilization SpecialistSafe Streets CampaignWA
1995Company CommanderUnited States ArmyAE
2006Contact Center LeadWorld Vision, Inc.WA
2000Control OfficerDepartment of CorrectionsID
2010CoordinatorMaxim Healthcare ServicesWA
2010CoordinatorSellen Construction Co.WA
2006Co-ownerThe Mandon Foley Insurance AgencyWA
2001Corrections CounselorWashington State Dept. of CorrectionsWA
2006CounselorCatholic Counseling ServicesWA
2002CounselorKindering CenterWA
2001CounselorMount Tahoma High SchoolWA
1995CounselorNew BeginningsWA
2001Daycare OwnerGreater Maple Valley Community CenterWA
2008Delinquency Services Case WorkerLake Whatcom CenterCO
2003Deputy Public GuardianYolo CountyCA
2004Diagnostic Medical StenographerAmeriCorpsAK
2011Dietary AideMulti CareWA
2004Director of Student Athlete DevelopmentUniversity Of OregonOR
1998Director Medical Device SalesIntuitive SurgicalTX
1998Director of DevelopmentLa Casa de Cristo Lutheran ChurchAZ
2001Director of Human ResourcesHyatt Hotels and ResortsWA
1996Director of OperationsThe Walker Group Employee Assistance ProgramOR
2001Director of Sales and MarketingPrairie Springs Assisted Living CenterWA
2009Director of Youth and Family MinistriesLos Altos Lutheran ChurchCA
2006Disability AnalystState of OregonOR
1999Discipleship CoordinatorSpirit of Joy Lutheran ChurchCO
2007Doctoral Student in Behavioral NeuroscienceBaylor UniversityTX
1996Domestic Violence Shelter AdvocateEastside Domestic Violence ProgramsWA
2010Donor Services RepresentativeWorld Vision, Inc.AZ
1996Education Services ManagerNW Community Action Center / Yakima Valley Farm Worker's ClinicWA
1996Elementary School Guidance CounselorTacoma School DistrictWA
1998Elementary TeacherGildo Rey Elementary SchoolWA
2003Emergency PhysicianUniversity of Cincinnati Health AllianceWA
1999Endocrinology Sales SpecialistNovo NordiskWA
2005Enrollment SpecialistBig Brother Big SisterOR
1995Enterprise Software Systems EngineerT Mobile USA Inc.WA
1997Executive ProducerStep by Step Family Support CenterNY
1997Executive PastorUniversity Place Presbyterian ChurchWA
1996Family CounselorIndependent Counseling ServiceWA
2003Family Nurse Practitioner / Certified Nurse MidwifeUS Peace CorpsIL
2006Family Support SpecialistClover Park School DistrictWA
2004Family Support SpecialistGateways for YouthAZ
2007Financial Services SpecialtyWashington StateWA
2004Financial Advisor and AssociateThe Nemec Financial Group (Cannataro & Associates)NY
2007Financial Aid AdminPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2006Financial Aid CounselorSeattle UniversityWA
2000First Grade TeacherMeridian ElementaryWA
2004Foreign Service OfficerU.S. Department of StateAE
1996Foster Care Licensing SpecialistSotto VoceWA
2002FSS Case ManagerTacoma Housing AuthorityOR
2004Genetic CounselorUniversity of Washington Medical CenterWA
2000Graduate StudentArgosy Washington School of Professional Psych.WA
2010Graduate StudentAntioch UniversityWA
2004Graduate StudentArizona State UniversityMN
2004Graduate StudentPortland State UniversityWA
2000Graduate / Research CoordinatorUniversity of WashingtonWA
1998Grant CoordinatorCity of ShorelineWA
2006Grants and Contracts SpecialistThe Geneva FoundationWA
1998Graphic DesignerBainbridge StudiosCA
1999Guidance and CounselingWhitman Elementary SchoolWA
1996Guidance CounselorKelso School DistrictWA
1995Guidance CounselorStadium High SchoolWA
1998Habilitation Plan Admin.State of WAVA
2006Health Science Research SpecialistDepartment of Veterans AffairsWA
2002Hematology / Oncology ResearchCook Childrens Medical CenterTX
2007HistotechnologistThe Queen's Medical CenterHI
2003Hospital Discharge Planner / Medical Social WorkerProvidence Regional Medical CenterWA
2004House SupervisorLutheran Volunteer CorpsWA
2008High School Math TeacherOlympia High SchoolWA
2004Independent ContractorWashington National GuardWA
1996Info SpecialistIT - Girl ConsultingWA
2007InstructorUniversity of South CarolinaSC
2012Instructor of Homecare AidsSCIU Healthcare Training PartnershipWA
1999Intake ClinicianCommunity CareCO
1998Intensive Children's Case ManagerWestern MT Mental Health CenterWA
2011Interim Textbook ManagerPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1995Junior High Math TeacherBethel School District #403WA
2004K-5 Grade teacherSumner School DistrictWA
1995LawyerCamden Hall, PLLCWA
1998Lead Case ManagerEvergreen Counseling CenterWA
2008Lead Instructor / CoordinatorThe Little GymWA
2011Learning & Development Business PartnerA Place for MomWA
2001Legislative AssistantWash. State House of RepresentativesWA
2000Life Coach and CounselorLife Solutions Consulting Inc.WA
1995Location SpecialistCondon News Inc.WA
2009Maintenance Control OfficerUS MilitaryCO
2000Managing PrincipalSlalom ConsultingWA
2012Marketing / PRPark Horse ComicsOR
2005Marriage & Family TherapistGood Samaritan HospitalWA
1999Marriage and Family TherapistGreater Lakes Mental HealthcareWA
1998Marriage CounselorSound Foundations Professional CounselingWA
1995Marriage Family TherapistChild and Family InstituteTX
2005Masters StudentTrinity Lutheran SeminaryCA
2005Masters Student, Sports StudiesMiami UniversityWA
2001Math TeacherRenton School DistrictWA
1995Member AttorneyStewart Sokol & Gray LLCOR
2003Mental Health CounselorValley Cities CounselingWA
1996Mental Health Evaluation SpecialistPierce County Human ServicesWA
1996Mental Health ProfessionalGood Samaritan Mental HealthWA
1997Mental Health TechnicianSeattle Mental HealthWA
2003Mortgage BrokerFirst Guarantee MortgageWA
1997MSWFranciscan HospiceWA
1997National Gospel Recording ArtistSt. Joseph HospitalTX
2003Navy SEAL; Team 8United States NavyWA
1999Non-Profit / Co-Founder Creative Perspectives Inc., Autism Center of ColoradoCO
1998Northwest Foods Division - Executive AssistantCostco Wholesale CorporationWA
2011Nurse Practitioner Graduate StudentThe Golden PlaceCA
2002Occupational TherapistThompson School DistrictCO
2005Occupational Therapy Graduate StudentUniversity of Puget SoundWA
2005Occupational Therapy StudentUniversity of Puget SoundWA
2001Office Management, Vocalist, CounselorSt. Mark's Lutheran ChurchCA
2010Office AdministratorNippon ExpressWA
2011Office AssistantESD 113OR
1995Office AssistantSouth Puget Sound Community CollegeWA
1999OfficerUnited States ArmyMD
2012Oral English TeacherSichuan UniversityWA
2003Orthopedic ResidentHawaii Residency ProgramHI
2002OwnerChrysalis Graphic Design, LLCWA
2004OwnerHeroes' Health and WellnessWA
2008OwnerLopez Island CreameryWA
2002Owner / Self-employedTriniti Media & Eyes to See PhotographyWA
2000PastorBethel Lutheran Church of ShorelineWA
2003PastorSt Timothy Lutheran ChurchOR
1997PastorZion Lutheran ChurchCO
2008Patient Care CounselorWestern State HospitalWA
2005PE / Health TeacherCentral Catholic High SchoolOR
1997Pediatric Mental Health SpecialistChildren's HospitalWA
2009Personal BankerJP Morgan ChaseWA
2008Personal Care and Master of Social WorkBehavior Intervention ServicesMO
2004Personal Support CounselorCommunity AlternativesCA
2000PhotographerUchida PhotographyTN
1997Physician AssistantPeninsula Community Health ServicesOR
1998Platoon LeaderUnited States ArmyAE
2010Platoon LeaderUnited States ArmyWA
2010Playtest ModeratorWB Games Kirkland StudioWA
1995Planning & Communication Manager / TherapistDevelopmental Disabilities CouncilWA
2001Police OfficerPierce CountyWA
2004Policy AnalystInternational ReliefMD
2012Pool ManagerGov J R Rogers High SchoolWA
1998Preschool TeacherKinderCareWA
2005PresidentOrganization and Human Development Consulting ClubNY
2004Program DirectorSidney Public Schools AdministrationMT
2001Program AssistantCrossroads Treatment CenterWA
2005Program ConsultantFood & Beverage Operations AssistantOR
2005Program / Project ManagerThe Boeing CompanyWA
2008Programs & Outreach ManagerLutheran Volunteer Corp.MN
2008Programs CoordinatorSEIU United Service Workers WestWA
2003Psychiatric Child Care CounselorChild Study & Treatment CenterWA
2001Psychiatric Child Care CounselorDSHSWA
1995Psychiatry ResidentUniversity of WashingtonNH
2000Psychological HistorianAmen ClinicWA
1997PTGood Samaritan Community ServicesWA
2009Quartermaster OfficerUnited States ArmyWA
2011Reading TutorAmeriCorpsWA
2007Regional Sales Manager- WADeluxe Marketing Inc.WA
2007Registered NurseGood Samaritan HospitalWA
2006Registered NurseSeattle Children's HomeMT
2003Registered NurseSt. Joseph Medical CenterWA
2005Research AssistantCarnegie MellonOH
2000Research CoordinatorUniversity of WashingtonWA
2004Research CoordinatorUniversity of WashingtonWA
1998Research PsychometristUniversity of WashingtonWA
2007Resident NurseKalispell Regional Medical CenterMT
2007Resident PhysicianMichigan State UniversityMI
2004Resident PhysicianKapiolani Medical CenterHI
2005Resource Management CoordinatorUnited Way, Pierce CountyWA
2012Resource Room Para EducatorFranklin Pierce School District #402WA
2001Restitution CoordinatorPierce CountyWA
2001RNEvergreen HospitalWA
2002RN in the NICUTacoma General HospitalWA
2007RN, BSNMemorial HospitalOR
2003Research Project Coordinator / AssistantJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYCLA
2000Sales RepresentativePacific Office AutomationWA
1998Sales RepresentativeSherwin Williams Paint CoWA
2002Sales RepresentativeMunich MedicalCA
2002SalespersonBargreen EllingsonOR
2003School CounselorWestern State Mental HospitalWA
2007School PsychologistFranklin Pierce School DistrictWA
2003School Age CounselorTOPS Kids Co.WA
2007School CounselorGresham School DistrictOR
2000School CounselorPioneer Valley Elementary SchoolWA
1995School CounselorTacoma School District 10WA
2008School Counselor at Dower and Custer Elementary SchoolsClover Park School DistrictWA
2001School PsychologistFranklin Pierce School District #402WA
2004School PsychologistPuyallup School DistrictWA
1996School PsychologistTacoma School District 10WA
20012nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyOH
1996Senior Project ManagerDiamond Solutions Group, Inc.WA
1996Senior Social WorkerPalladia, Inc. - EsperanzaNY
2007Sex Offender Treatment SpecialistWashington State Department of CorrectionsWA
2006Site BuyerIDGWA
2002Social Services DirectorManor Care of TacomaWA
1998Social Services SpecialistState of OregonOR
2000Social Services SpecialistState of OregonOR
2002Social Services, Business Office ManagementGeorgian HouseWA
1999Social WorkHighline Community CollegeAZ
1999Social WorkTacoma Pierce County Health DepartmentWA
1996Social WorkValley Cities Counseling & ConsultationWA
1998Social WorkerAnglicare
1997Social WorkerDSHSWA
1999Social WorkerDSHSWA
2003Social WorkerGood Samaritan HealthcareWA
1999Social WorkerJesuit Volunteer Corps InternationalWA
1997Social WorkerState of WashingtonWA
2000Social WorkerState of WashingtonWA
2003Software EngineerCray Inc.WA
1996Special AgentUS GovernmentVA
2002Special Education TeacherNorth Salem High SchoolOR
1997Special Education TeacherRutledge High SchoolTN
2005Speech Language PathologistChildhood Speech and LanguageWA
1997Sport Psych ConsultantOregon United Connection ConsultingOR
2002Senior Account ExecutiveScan Design FurnitureWA
1998Senior Management AnalystCity of PortlandOR
1996Senior Pharmaceutical Sales RepNovo Nordisk PharmaceuticalsWA
2002Staff RelationsRed Cross Disaster ReliefOR
2001Staffing ConsultantExpress PersonnelWA
2008Staffing ManagerAjilon Professional StaffingOR
2010Student - Occupational TherapyUniversity of Puget SoundWA
2003Student Affairs Admin MAUniversity of WashingtonIN
1995Substitute CounselorVancouver School DistrictWA
2001Tax Professional / Business OwnerTax and Accounting ProfessionalsWA
2005TeacherOak Hills ElementaryOR
1996TeacherAnchorage School DistrictAK
1996TeacherBeaverton School DistrictWA
1999TeacherBeaverton School DistrictOR
2008TeacherClover Park School DistrictWA
2000TeacherSpanaway Jr High SchoolWA
1999TeacherVancouver School DistrictWA
1998Teacher 5th gradeClover Park School District (Hudtloff Middle School)WA
2001Teaching AssistantshipWestern Washington UniversityPA
1999Technical RecruiterExcell Data CorporationWA
2009TherapistAcadia MontanaWA
1999TherapistPrivate PracticeWA
2000Vocation Assistant CounselorCondon Nero Inc.WA
2007VolunteerLutheran Volunteer CorporationMN
2003Youth and Family MinisterAscension Lutheran ChurchWI
2007Youth CounselorAuburn Youth ResourcesWA
2003Youth MinistryRyther Child CenterWA
2003Youth MinistryYouth EncounterWA