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
2012ABA TherapistBehavioral TherapyWA
2012Act Six Program AssistantAmericorpsWA
2009Adjutant GeneralUnited States ArmySC
2008Admissions CounselorThe News SchoolNY
2001Adult Probation OfficerMaricopa CountyAZ
2009AmeriCorpsNorthwest Leadership FoundationWA
1998Aquatic DirectorPierce Co. Boys and Girls ClubWA
2002Assistant DirectorUniversity of WashingtonWA
2011Assistant Football CoachPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2004Assistant ManagerLyndale GlassWA
1997Assistant ProfessorCalifornia State University, FullertonCA
2002Assistant Professor of SociologyPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2003Assistant Professor, Division of Social SciencesAlfred UniversityNY
1998Associate Director / Information Analyst- Financial AidPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2008Assistant Vice President, Office of the ProvostSeattle University-Office of the ProvostWA
2003Assistant Accounting / Admin. Assistant to DealerCommonwealth Foreign ExchangeOR
1995AttorneyLaycoe & Bogdon PCWA
2006AttorneyLynch & Associates Law FirmAK
1998Attorney / ClerkIntermediate Court of AppealsHI
2008Bridge Coordinating AssistantPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2003Business Development ManagerThe Geneva FoundationDC
2003CaptainUnited States ArmyCA
2006CaptainUnited States ArmyWA
2009Case ManagerTacoma GoodwillWA
2005Case Resource ManagerDept. of Social & Health Services / Division of Developmental DisabilitiesWA
1996Chemical Dependency InternPierce County AllianceWA
1996Child and Family TherapistChild & Family Psychiatric Center (Private Practice)OR
2008Clinic ManagerFamily Care Physical TherapyWA
2005Clinical Case Manager / Housing FirstGreater Lakes Mental HealthcareWA
2001Clinical ManagerDartmouth Hitchcock Medical CenterNH
2000Clinical VolunteerGreater Lakes Medical Health CenterWA
2007ConsultantHolden VillageNY
2012Commercial Vehicle Enforcement OfficerWashington State PatrolWA
2006Community Corrections OfficerDepartment of CorrectionsWA
2007Community Mental Health WorkThe Salvation Army (B.C., Canada)BC
1998Compliance AnalystStanford UniversityCA
1999Corporate AccountantThrifty Care RentalWA
2006Corrections Officer Remann Hall SchoolPierce CountyWA
1999Captain / Military Police OfficerUnited States ArmyGA
2006Crisis TherapistGood Samaritan HealthcareWA
2004Customer Relations SpecialistBig Brothers Big SistersWA
2004Customer Service RepresentativeSeattle MarinersWA
2003Destination ManagerBuch, Cotton & Scott LLCWA
2011Detention OfficerGray Harbor Juvenile DetentionWA
2004Diagnostic Medical StenographerAmeriCorpsAK
2005Director of Auxiliary ServicesPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2002Director, TRIO Students Support ServicesUniversity of WashingtonWA
2008Director, Urban Leaders in TrainingNorthwest Leadership FoundationWA
2001Disaster Recovery Operations SpecialistMetropolitan Victoria (Red Cross)IL
2004Docent Program CoordinatorSeattle Art MuseumWA
2010Domestic Violence AdvocateYWCAWA
2012Domestic Violence Victims' AdvocateOur Sisters' HouseWA
1995Educational ConsultantOakland Intermediate School DistrictMI
2001Emergency Case WorkerLutheran Volunteer CorpsWA
2011Employment ConsultantVadisWA
2004Executive DirectorUniversity of Iowa- Holden Comprehensive Cancer CenterIN
2005Executive AssistantInterstate Distributor Co.WA
2005Family Readiness Support AssistantDepartment of DefenseWA
2003Family TherapistBethany Christian ServicesWA
2006FF&V Customer Service RepCoastal Pacific Food Distributors (Stockton, CA)AP
2012Finance and Administration AssistantChicago Community Loan FundWA
1998Finance, Parish AdministratorKing of Glory Lutheran ChurchWI
1996Financial CoordinatorHurst ChiropracticCO
1995FirefighterLakewood Fire DepartmentWA
2004Foreign Service OfficerU.S. Department of StateAE
2009Forestry TechnicianUSDA Forest ServiceWA
2006FreelancerThe New SchoolNY
2004Full-Time InstructorChonnam National UniversityWA
2010Girls in Care Program AssistantGirl Scouts of Western WashingtonWA
2004Graduate StudentCity University of New YorkNC
2000Graduate / Research CoordinatorUniversity of WashingtonWA
2003Human ResourcesWeyerhaeuser CompanyWA
2008Human Resources AssistantNorthwest's ChildWA
2000InvestigatorKey Point Government SolutionsWA
1996Juvenile Detention OfficerKing County CorrectionsWA
1999Kindergarten TeacherConcordia Lutheran SchoolWA
2011Law StudentGonzaga UniversityWA
2004Lead Teacher / AdvocateFamily Services of Grant CountyWA
2003Leadership Gifts OfficerLutheran Volunteer CorpsWA
2000Lecturer of EducationPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2004Legal Operations AssistantAmazon.comWA
2002LibrarianCrooked Oak SchoolsTX
2012Library, Circulation Student WorkerUniversity Of WisconsinMN
2008LieutenantWashington State PatrolWA
1996Marketing ManagerClark County Fair AssociationWA
1996Marketing Manager Midwest RegionKorea National Tourism TradeWA
2008Marriage & Family TherapistSelf EmployedWA
2005McPherson Center CoordinatorHutchinson Community CollegeKS
1996Mental Health Evaluation SpecialistPierce County Human ServicesWA
2000MissionaryFood for the Hungry InternationalWA
2001Nurse - Neurology FloorJohns Hopkins HospitalCO
2004Occupational TherapistAegis TherapiesGA
1996Occupational TherapistInnovative Services NorthwestWA
2005Office AdministratorSound Youth CounselingWA
2007Office AssistantWA State Criminal Justice Training CommissionWA
2004Office ManagerThe Healing Center, SeattleWA
2009On-Call Production AssistantPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2001Partner - AttorneySmith Alling, P.S.WA
1996Payroll Admin.FireshieldWA
2004PilotErin AirWA
2005Plan Holder Specialist / Accounts ReceivableContractor Plan CenterOR
1996Police OfficerCity of Bonney LakeWA
2004Policy AnalystInternational ReliefMD
2001Preschool InstructorUtah School District: School for the Deaf and BlindCO
1999Prevention SpecialistMetropolitan Development CouncilWA
2007Program DirectorClean Earth ConsultingWA
2008Program CoordinatorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2005Program Support SupervisorPierce CollegeWA
2004Project ManagerIron Mountain Constructors, LLCWA
1999PsychologistThe Mindful JourneyUT
1998PsychotherapistShoreline School DistrictWA
1995RealtorJohn L Scott Real EstateOR
2004Records SpecialistCity of TacomaWA
1998Regional Emergency Management SpecialistFederal GovernmentWA
1995Regional Sales ManagerSchaeffer Manufacturing CoWA
2000Research Analyst & Graduate StudentCenter of Biosecurity of UPMCWA
2003Research AssistantXtria LLCVA
2000Research CoordinatorUniversity of WashingtonWA
1999Researcher (at Department of Special Education)National University of Tainan
2005Residential Learning CoordinatorWinthrop UniversitySC
2002Residential Services CoordinatorMental Health KokuaHI
2007Sales CoordinatorAvis / Budget Group Corporate SalesWA
2011Sales FacilitatorProctor Sales Inc.WA
1999Sales RepresentativeRay Arndt Optical SuppliesOR
2001School CounselorGarden Grove Unified School DistrictCA
2000School CounselorSouth Kitsap School DistrictWA
2002School PsychologySeattle UniversityOR
2006School CounselorHaines Borough School DistrictAK
2002Senior Director of Annual Funds & Grateful Patient Family ProgramsSeattle Children's HospitalWA
1995Senior InvestigatorUS Investigative ServicesWA
2007Social WorkerState Of WashingtonWA
2007Social WorkerDSHSWA
2003Sociology Graduate StudentSUNY AlbanyNY
2001Sozo Dirt, City LifeTacoma Youth for ChristWA
2008Senior ConsultantBoeing Employees Credit Union (BECU)WA
2006Senior Transitional Living SpecialistYouth VillagesTN
2005Student, Medical School CounselingUniversity of Puget SoundWA
2003Substitute TeacherEnterprise School DistrictWA
1998Services CoordinatorState of Oregon Child WelfareOR
2008TeacherTacoma School DistrictWA
1999TeacherNFI TalentsWA
2002TeacherTacoma School DistrictWA
2006Teaching AssistantUniversity of KansasMT
1996Teaching AssociateUniversity of WashingtonWA
1999Technical RecruiterExcell Data CorporationWA
1999Teleservice RepresentativeSocial Security AdministrationWA
1997Territory ManagerNorwescoWA
1995Title 1 / LAP Reading Specialist / Private TutorShoreline School DistrictWA
2003Triage ClinicianVolunteers of AmericaWA
2007UnderwriterTravelers Property and CasualtyID
1997Urban Planner- Social WorkerAvalon HousingMI
2007Victim AdvocateElkhart County ProsecutorIN
2008Victims Advocate SupervisorCrystal Judson Family Justice CenterWA
2007Vietnam Program DirectorFaith International AdoptionsWA
1996Vocational Rehab CounselorOSC Vocational SystemsWA
2002WorkFirst CoordinatorSkagit County Community Action AgencyWA
2000Worship DirectorClover Creek Bible FellowshipHI
2010Youth Tutoring CoordinatorNeighborhood HouseWA