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
20022 Lt/AviatorUS ArmyMA
201021st Century Program SpecialistBoys & Girls Clubs of South Puget SoundWA
20062nd LTUS ArmyWA
20022nd LTUS ArmyAK
20032nd LTUS ArmyWA
20062nd LTUS ArmyKS
20005th Grade TeacherSteilacoom Historical School DistrictWA
2004ABA TherapistGillsWI
2000Account DirectorWundermanWA
2000AccountantPremier Lease & Loan ServicesWA
1996Acting Director of OversightsOregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Svcs. 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 AsstUniversity of Denver Women's CollegeWA
1998Adult Therapist (Clinician III)Valley Cities Counseling SvcsWA
2012Applied Behavior Analysis TherapistMaxim Healthcare ServicesWA
1998aquatic directorPierce Co. Boys and Girls ClubWA
2008Aquatics Director - Korum YMCAYMCA of PuyallupWA
2004AssistantAlaskan AdventuresID
1998Assistant ProfessorUnknownCO
2003Assistant Professor of Movement Studies and Wellness EducPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2001Assistant Professor of PsychologySimpson UniversityCA
2002Assistant Professor of SociologyPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2003Assistant Professor, Division of Social SciencesAlfred UniversityNY
2001Assistant Recreation LeaderMetro Parks of TacomaWA
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
2009BaristaFred Meyer, Inc.OR
2006Before and After Childcare Site DirectorYMCA of Tacoma Pierce CountyWA
2010Behavior InterventionistComprehensive Educational ServicesWA
2009Behavioral TherapistAcesWA
2009Behavioral TherapistACES AutismWA
2001Bikram Yoga TeacherBikram Yoga Clg of IndiaWA
2000Borough CoordinatorCt. Appointed Special AdvocatesNY
1998Business ConsultantWestern Power
2002Business DevelopmentNorthwest KineticsWA
2004CaptainUnited States ArmyUT
2011Case Aide Coord & Office MgrCommunity and Family ServicesWA
2002Case ManagerGreater CakesDE
2003Case Manager (Social Services)Metropolitan Development CouncilWA
2008Cash PosterDaVitaWA
2004CatererPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1997CEOChicago Public LibraryIL
1997Chief Operating OfficerPacific NW Economic RegionWA
2008Child & Family Svcs ClinicianAir 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 CoordCharles River Clinical ServicesWA
2009Clinical Research CoordSt. 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 CommanderU.S. ArmyAE
2006Contact Center LeadWorld Vision, Inc.WA
2000Control OfficerDepartment of CorrectionsID
2007CookCaptain Cook HotelAK
2010CoordinatorMaxim Healthcare ServicesWA
2010CoordinatorSellen Construction Co.WA
2006Co-ownerThe Mandon Foley Insurance AgencyWA
2001Corrections CounselorWash. St. Dept. of CorrectionsWA
2006CounselorCatholic Counseling ServicesWA
2002CounselorKindering CenterWA
2001CounselorMount Tahoma High SchoolWA
1995CounselorNew BeginningsWA
2007Customer Service AssociateLowe'sWA
2001Daycare OwnerGreater Maple Valley Community CenterWA
2004Deli LeadMetropolitan MarketWA
2008Delinquency Svcs Case WorkerLake Whatcom CenterCO
2003Deputy Public GuardianYolo CountyCA
2004Diagnostic Med. 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
2010Disability Svcs AidePrivate FamilyCA
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
2005Drywall TaperJHD ConstructionWA
1996Education Services ManagerNW Community Action Cntr./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 Systs EngineerT Mobile USA IncWA
1997Exec ProducerStep by Step Family Support CenterNY
1997Executive PastorUniversity Place Presbyterian ChurchWA
2010Extern TherapistNebraska Advocacy ServicesNE
2009Externship Sve ExtenderIdaho State UniversityOR
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
1997Flight AttendantUnknown
2004Foreign Service OfficerU.S. Department of StateAE
1996Fostercare Licensing SpecSotto VoceWA
2002FSS Case ManagerTacoma Housing AuthorityOR
2004Genetic CounselorUniversity of Washington Medical CenterWA
2000Grad. StudentArgosy Washington Sch. of Professional Psych.WA
2010Graduate StudentAntioch UniversityWA
2004Graduate StudentArizona State UniversityMN
2007Graduate StudentMarimat UniversityVA
2004Graduate StudentPortland State UniversityWA
2000Graduate/Research Coord.University of WashingtonWA
1998Grant CoordinatorCity of ShorelineWA
2006Grants and Contracts SpecialistThe Geneva FoundationWA
1998Graphic DesignerBainbridge StudiosCA
2004GroundskeeperPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
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
2003Hosp Discharge Planner/Medical Social WorkerProvidence Regional Medical CenterWA
2011HostessFamous DavesWA
2004House SupervisorLutheran Volunteer CorpsWA
2008HS Math TeacherOlympia High SchoolWA
2004Indep ContractorWashington Natl GuardWA
1996Info SpecIT - 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
2009InternSeattle's Union Gospel MissionWA
2000InternWhittal Management GroupWA
2000IT SpecUnknownTX
1995JH Math TeacherBethel School District #403WA
2004K-5 Grade teacherSumner School DistrictWA
2004Karate InstructorUKO Inc.WA
2008LandscaperUAA LandscapingAK
1995LawyerCamden Hall, PLLCWA
1998Lead Case ManagerEvergreen Counseling CenterWA
2008Lead Instructor/CoordinatorThe Little GymWA
2011Learning & Devel Business PartnerA Place for MomWA
2001Legislative AssistantWash. State House of RepresentativesWA
2000Life Coach and CounselorLife Solutions Consulting IncWA
1995Location SpecCondon News Inc.WA
2008MachinistKhan MachineWA
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 Tech.Seattle Mental HealthWA
2003Mortgage BrokerFirst Guarantee MortgageWA
1997MSWFranciscan HospiceWA
2012NannyPrivate FamilyWA
1997Natl Gospel Recording ArtistSt. Joeseph HospitalTX
2003Navy SEAL; Team 8US NavyWA
1999Non-Profit Co-Founder Amy GearhardCreative Perspectives Inc., Autism Center of ColoradoCO
1998Northwest Foods Division - Executive AssistantCostco Wholesale CorporationWA
2011Nurse Practitioner Grad 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
1999OfficerU.S. ArmyMD
2012Oral English TchrSichuan UniversityWA
2003Orthopedic ResidentHawaii Residency ProgramHI
2002OwnerChrysalis Graphic Design, LLCWA
2004OwnerHeroes' Health and WellnessWA
2008OwnerLopez Island CreameryWA
2002Owner/Self-employedTriniti Media & Eyes to See PhotographyWA
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
1998Personal TrainerReality FitnessWA
2000PhotographerSelf EmployedWA
2000PhotographerUchida PhotographyTN
1997Phys. AssistantPeninsula Community Health ServicesOR
1998Platoon LeaderU.S. ArmyAE
2010Platoon LeaderUnited States ArmyWA
2010Playtest ModeratorWB Games Kirkland StudioWA
1995Plng & Communication Mgr/TherapistDevelopmental Disabilities CouncilWA
2001Police OfficerPierce CountyWA
2004Policy AnalystInternational ReliefMD
2012Pool ManagerGov J R Rogers High SchoolWA
1998Preschool TchrKindercareWA
2005PresidentOrganization and Human Development Consulting ClubNY
2010Professional Safety OfficerPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2004Program DirectorSidney Public Schools AdministrationMT
2001Program AssistantCrossroads Treatment CenterWA
2005Program ConsultantFood & Beverage Operations Asst.OR
2005Program/Project MgrThe Boeing CompanyWA
2008Programs & Outreach MgrLutheran 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 OfficerUS 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 PhysMichigan 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
2005RN Patient Behavioral UnitBally Total FitnessOR
2007RN, BSNMemorial HospitalOR
2003Rsch Proj Coordinator/AsstJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYCLA
2000Sales RepPacific Office AutomationWA
1998Sales Rep.Sherwin Williams Paint CoWA
2002Sales RepresentativeMunich MedicalCA
2002SalespersonBargreen EllingsonOR
2003School CounselorWestern State Mental HospitalWA
2007School PsychologistFranklin Pierce School DistrictWA
2003School Age CounselorTOPS Kids CoWA
2007School CouncilorGresham 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
2001Second LTUS ArmyOH
1996Senior Project ManagerDiamond Solutions Group, Inc.WA
1996senior social workerPalladi, Inc. -- EsperanzaNY
2012ServerCasa Mia Italian RestaurantWA
2007Sex Offender Treatment SpecWashington State Department of CorrectionsWA
2009Shift SupervisorStarbucks Coffee CompanyWA
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
2010Social Work InternEmmaus Campus Ministry (University of Montana)MT
1998Social WorkerAnglicare
1997Social WorkerDSHSWA
1999Social WorkerDSHSWA
2003Social WorkerGood Samaritan HealthcareWA
1999Social WorkerJesuit Volunteer Corps Int'lWA
1997Social WorkerState of WashingtonWA
2000Social WorkerState of WashingtonWA
2003Software EngineerCray IncWA
1996Special AgentUS GovernmentVA
2002Special Educ TeacherNorth Salem High SchoolOR
1997Special Educ TeacherRutledge High SchoolTN
2005Speech Language PathologistChildhood Speech and LanguageWA
1997Sport Psych consultantOregon United connection ConsultingOR
2002Sr Account ExecScan Design FurnitureWA
1998Sr Mgmt AnalystCity of PortlandOR
1996Sr. Pharmaceutical Sales RepNovo Nordisk PharmaceuticalsWA
2002Staff RelationsRed Cross Disaster ReliefOR
2001Staffing ConsultantExpress PersonnelWA
2008Staffing ManagerAjilon Professional StaffingOR
1998Stay at Home MomNoneWA
2010Student - Occupational TherapyUniversity Of Puget SoundWA
2003Student Affairs Admin MAUniversity Of WashingtonIN
1995Substitute CounselorVancouver School DistrictWA
2000Substitute Para EducatorUnknownWA
2005SupervisorCostco WholesaleWA
2011Support StaffLutherhaven MinistriesWA
2001Tax Professional/Business OwnerTax and Accounting ProfessionalsWA
2005TchrOak 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
2008UnknownAmericorps NCCCWA
2005UnknownBrooks Sports Inc.WA
1995UnknownGlacier Psychological ServicesMT
2006UnknownHotel Valley HoAZ
2012UnknownLister Elementary East Side TacomaWA
2010UnknownTeen LinkWA
2012UnknownThe Moore CenterWA
2008UnknownThe RockWA
2009UnknownWashington UniversityWA
2009User Rsch AsstBlockbusterWA
2000Vocation Assistant CounselorCondon Nero IncWA
2012Volleyball CoachLake Tapps Volleyball ClubWA
2007VolunteerLutheran Volunteer CorporationMN
2000VPKlamath CountyWA
2010Warehouse WorkSelect StaffingUT
2010Women's Ultimate Frisbee CoachPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2003Youth and Family MinisterAscension Lutheran ChurchWI
2007Youth CounselorAuburn Youth ResourcesWA
2003Youth MinistryRyther Child CenterWA
2003Youth MinistryYouth EncounterWA