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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
2009
1st Lt
United States Army
WA
2004
2nd Lieutenant
United States Army
WA
2004
2nd Lieutenant
United States Army
WA
2009
2nd Lieutenant/Aviation Officer
U.S. Army
WA
1998
6th grade Teacher
Brouillet Ele. Sch./Puyallup Sch. Dist.
WA
2003
7th Grade Teacher
LaConner School District
WA
1996
Acting Dir of Oversights
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Svcs. Insurance Division
DC
2007
Adjunct Professor
Kwangwoon University
WA
2010
Administrative Assistant
AMR Insurance, LLC
WA
2001
Aeromedical Evacuation Officer/Aviator
US Army
PA
2006
AP United States History Teacher, Junior and Senior
Washington High School
WA
1995
Assistant Associate Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration
WA
2003
Assistant Director for International Admissions
Portland State University
OR
2000
Assistant Director of Development
KEXP
WA
2011
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Pacific Lutheran University
WA
1997
Assistant Professor
California State University, Fullerton
CA
2000
Assistant to Small Business Laison
Washington State Labor and Industries
WA
2000
Assoc Atty (Trial Lawyer)
Law Offices of Larson, Berg and Perkins
WA
1999
Attorney
Aguilar & Bobadilla, PC
OR
1996
Attorney
Associate Council for the Accused
WA
2000
Attorney
Bingham McCutchen LLP
WA
1996
Attorney
Cromwell, Parker and Withers
WA
1999
Attorney
Keller Rohrback LLP
WA
1995
Attorney
Laycoe & Bogdon PC
WA
2006
Attorney
Lynch & Associates Law Firm
AK
2002
Attorney
Micheau & Associates
WA
2005
Attorney
Microsoft Corporation
WA
2002
Attorney At Law
Elliott W. Johnson, Inc PS
WA
2006
Attorney, JAG Corps
United States Air Force
CO
1998
Attorney/Clerk
Intermediate Ct. of Appeals
HI
1995
Atty
Paul R. Gary & Assoc
OR
2001
Atty
Seattle University
WA
1997
Atty
Sigle Law PLLC
WA
1996
Atty
US Department of the Interior
OR
2005
Atty
William Mitchell College of Law
WA
1997
Atty Advisor
Social Security Administration
WA
2012
Aviation Officer
US Army
AL
2011
Banquet Svc Mgr
Fircrest Golf Club
WA
2009
Barista
Coffee Rush
OR
2008
Barista
Starbucks
MN
2011
Caller
Sykes Interprises
MN
2012
Campaign Manager
State Senate Campaign
WA
2010
Campaign Mgr
Washington State Senate
WA
2010
Campaign Profn
Evergreen State College
WA
1995
Captain
U.S. Army
KY
2003
Captain
US Army
TX
2009
Cashier
Elger Bay Grocery
CA
2009
CEO
CollegePro Painters
WA
2011
Certified Flight Instructor
Northwest Aviation College
WA
2003
Client Service Associate
Russell Investments
WA
2007
Communications Associate
Hattaway Communications
VA
1995
Communications Ofcr., Expeditionary Warfare Sch.
US Marine Corps
AE
2006
Community Development Volunteer
Peace Corps
WA
2011
Community Mobilization Specialist
Safe Streets Campaign
WA
2001
Congresmen Smith
US House of Representatives
WA
2005
Consultant at Center for Social Science Computation and Rese
University Of Washington
WA
1997
Contract Administrator
Infoseek Corp
AP
2010
Contracting Officer
Bureau of Reclamation
WA
2010
Coordinator
Sellen Construction Co.
WA
1996
Counselor
Episcopal Services for Youth
WA
2012
Customer Service Rep
Argusy Cruises
WA
2003
Customer Service Rep.
United Broadcasting
WA
2012
Customer Service Specialist
Washington State Human Rights Comission
WA
1996
Customer Specialist
CT
WA
2012
Customs Compliance Coordinator
Costco Wholesale
MT
1996
Dean of boy students
School - Lake Havasu City, AZ
CA
2008
Defense Contractor
Augustine Consulting
VA
2006
Deputy Cascade County Attorney
Cascade County Attorney's Office
MT
2006
Devel Operations Mgr
City Year New York
NY
2008
Development Associate
Nordic Heritage Museum Foundation
WA
2005
Director of Advancement Services
Concordia University, Portland
OR
2001
Director of Advocacy & Volunteer Services
Lutheran Social Services
WA
1995
Director of Media Relations
Emerald City Comicon
WA
2005
Director of New Media
United State House of Representatives
WA
2009
Director of Outreach/Event Planning
Malibu Family Wine
CA
1996
Director, Major Corporate Gifts
American Red Cross
WA
2012
Education Re-Entry Specialist
AmeriCorps
WA
1995
Educational Consultant
Oakland Intermediate School District
MI
2008
Emerald Ridge HS - Teacher
Puyallup School District
WA
2008
EMT
Unknown
WA
2006
Engagement Mgr
Amazon.com LLC
WA
2007
English Teacher
Yangzhoba Polytechnic University
MI
1998
English teacher/Japan
unknown
CO
2012
Enlisted
US Army
WA
2001
Entry Level Postion
Department of Defense
MD
2009
Epidemiologist
University Of Washington, Bothell
WY
2009
ESL Teacher
ESL Park
WA
1996
Estimator
Quality Painting, Inc.
WA
1996
Event and Meeting Manager
MCW Events
WA
2013
Event Services Coordinator
Pacific Lutheran University
WA
2011
Events Assistant
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
MN
2012
Executive Asst
Netstar Inc
WA
2005
Executive Director
Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
WA
1996
F-16 Pilot, 186th Fighter Squadron
United States Airforce
MT
2005
Family Matters
Hope Community Resources, Inc.
AK
2012
Finance and Administration Assistant
Chicago Community Loan Fund
WA
1996
Gardner
Armstrong Garden Centers, Inc.
CO
2000
Gen Mgr World Mission
Healing Waters International
KY
2005
General Contractor
Self
GA
1997
GHHS English, SS, Debate teacher
Peninsula School District
WA
2001
Gift Officer
University Of Oregon
OR
2001
Global Trainer
Waggener Edstrom
WA
2000
Graduate Student
University Of California
CA
2012
Graduate student
UW Law School
WA
2000
Group Judge Advocate (6th Military Police Group CID)
U.S. Army
VA
1997
Helo Pilot
US Navy
AP
2003
High School Math teacher
Mount Tahoma High School
WA
2001
Higher Educ Admin
Willamette University
TX
2006
Home Mortgage
Wells Fargo Bank N. A.
MN
2007
Human Rights
Lincoln Childrens Museum
WA
2003
Idaho State Representative
State of Idaho
ID
2007
Inside Sales
Pacific Lutheran University
WA
2012
Inspector General
US Army EuCom
GA
2005
Intelligence Analyst
United States Air Force
MD
2013
Intern
Russell Investments
OR
2012
Intern for Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Star Fellowship
DC
2010
Iraq Program Assistant (PRO-telligent Contractor)
U.S. Department of State
MD
2000
It Director of Planning and Execution
SeaBright Insurance Holdings
WA
1996
IT Poject Manager
Slalom Consulting
WA
2006
JAG
United States Air Force
NV
2003
Judicial Clerk to Hon. Ronald Gould
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
CA
1999
Judicial Law Clerk / Lawyer
US Dist Ct.
VA
2001
Law Enforcement Officer
Ketchikan Police Department
AK
2007
Law Student
University Of Michigan
MI
1997
Lawyer
U.S. Army JAG Corps
TX
1997
Legal Assistant
Pierce County/Dept of Assigned Council
WA
2012
Legal Assistant
Private Law Firm
WA
2012
Legislative Assistant
Legislative Support Services
WA
2012
Legislative Assistant
Washington State Legislator
WA
2008
Legislative Asst
Unknown
WA
2001
Lending Specialist
Woodstone Credit Union
WA
1995
Library Faculty
Olympic College
WA
2002
Lieutenant in B Company
US Army
WA
2002
Management Analyst
Local City Government
WA
2001
Manager
Wells Fargo Bank
WA
1998
Manager - Contracts
John Holland Pty Ltd
1996
Marketing Coordinator
PBS&J
ID
1995
National Account Manager
Franke Coffee Systems
ID
2006
Naval Aviator
US Navy
WA
2000
New Loan Spec.
Home Street Bank
WA
1999
Ofc Mgr
Highley Group PLLC
ID
1998
Ofcr/City Council
Bellingham Police Department
WA
2006
Office Manager
Neighborhood House
WA
2005
Officer
US Army
WA
2010
Online Division
Evo-Winter sports Company
WA
2007
Operation Dir
Point Defiance Zoo Society
WA
1998
Owner
Birch Investment Management
SD
1999
Owner
Visiting Angels
WA
2012
Paraeducator
Franklin Pierce School District
WA
2006
Para-Educator
Richland School District 400
ID
1997
Paralegal
K & L Gates
WA
1997
Paralegal
Lybeck Murphy, LLP
WA
2006
Park Ranger
Portland Parks and Recreation
OR
2001
Ph.D Student/Grad Teaching Assoc
Ohio State University
WA
2004
Pharmacist Tech
Custom Perscriptions
WA
2005
Pierce Cnty Reg Field Organizer
MARL Pro-Choice Washington
WA
1999
Pilot
Unknown
OR
1997
Placement Specialist
Parker Services
WA
2008
Platoon Leader
US Army
NC
1998
Police Detective
City of Lakewood
WA
1995
police officer
City of Kennewick
WA
2011
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Bright Horizons
WA
1996
Pres and CEO
WPG Solutions, Inc.
WA
2010
Press Secy
Unknown
SD
2010
Production Coordinator
Rhythm & Hues Studios
WA
1997
Products and Liability Attorney
Cozen O'Connor
WA
1997
Prof Dir, Lundquist Clg of Business
University Of Oregon
OR
2000
Professor/Scholar in Residence
George Fox University
OR
2002
Profn Ski Instr
Perisher Blue
CO
2009
Program Officer
Institute of International Education
CO
2009
Proj Expeditor
Pease Construction
WA
2012
Project Coordinator of the ADHD Corrections Project
Delware Center for Justice
DE
1998
Project Manager
City of Portland
CA
1999
Project Manager
Integrated Project Solution (CH2M HILL)
WA
2003
Public Affairs Specialist
Self-employed
VA
1999
Public Defender
Snohomish County Public Defender's Offic
WA
2011
Pursuing Masters of Educ
University Of Puget Sound
WA
1995
Realtor
John L Scott Real Estate
OR
2011
Recreation Attendent
Puyallup Parks and Recreation Center
WA
2007
Reporting Specialist
Northwest Trustee Services
WA
2003
Research Assistant
Department of Peace Operations Policy - GMU
1995
Researcher
Unknown
CA
2009
Reservation Sales Agent
Winstar Cruises
WA
2011
Revenue Agt
WA State Department of Revenue
WA
1996
RN Emergency Department
Medical Center of Aurora
CO
2008
Rsch Coord
University Of Washington, Bothell
WA
1999
Rsch Fellow
Free State Foundation
VA
2011
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
KONG TV
WA
1998
Sales & Mktg Mgr
Signature Yachts
WA
2007
Sales and Visual Spec.
Thurgood Marshall Academy - Lutheran Volunteer Corp.
CO
1996
Sales Manager
CenturyTel of Washington Inc
WA
2003
Sales Manager
Comcast Cable Communications Inc
WA
2011
Sales/Customer Service
Pape' Machinery
CA
2010
Scuba Diving
Underwater Sports
WA
2012
Second Lt.
US Army
WA
1995
Second Lt.
US Marine Corps
CA
2000
Senator, 26th District
State Of Washington
WA
2007
Senior Consultant
Appito
WA
2001
Senior Financial Consultant
Financial Consulting Solutions Group
WA
2007
Senior Governmental Affairs Consultant
Gordon Thomas Honeywell Malanca Peterson & Daheim PLLC
WA
2000
Senior Internation Trade Specialist - Int'l Trad Admin
US Department of Commerce
MD
2012
Session Committe Transportation Clerk
Washington State Legislature
WA
2005
Show Operations Coordinator
HBA Retro
OR
1997
Social Studies Teacher
Archbishop Murphy High School
WA
2005
Softline Assit Store Mgr
Mary Kay
OK
2008
Soldier Care Coordination Services CM
Madigan
WA
2012
Special Educ Tchr
Teach For America
WA
2005
Speech and Debate Coach
Clark College
WA
1996
Sr administrative officer
Swedish Ntl Social Ins
WA
1997
Sr Assoc
Point B Solutions
WA
2005
Sr Devel Ofcr Corp Partnership
Mercy Corps
OR
1997
Sr Sales Exec
Viacom Outdoor
WA
1998
Sr. Account Rep.
MTA Solutions
AK
2011
Staff
Fund for the Public Interest
WA
2009
Staff Assistant
U.S. House of Representatives
WA
2001
State Trooper
Wash. State Patrol
WA
2007
Strategist Account Mgr
Rusty George Design
WA
2008
Student
Graduate School
MT
2011
Student
Graduate School
WA
2010
Student
Seattle University
WA
1997
student
Seattle University School of Law
IL
2009
Student
University of Idaho
WA
2001
Supervisory Transportation Security Ofcr
Transportation Security Administration
WA
2004
Teacher
Edmonds School District
WA
2004
Teacher
McGill University
PA
2008
Teacher
Teach for America
MN
2000
Teacher
Thunder Mountain Middle School
WA
2010
Teaching
The Fullbright Program
WA
2006
Teaching Assistant
University Of Kansas
MT
1996
Technical Support Specialist III
Ernst
WA
2005
Training Manager for Customer Service
Tacoma Public Utilities
WA
1995
Underwriting Mgr
NSM Insurance Group
TX
2000
Unknown
Appolo Group
AZ
2007
Unknown
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
WA
2004
Unknown
Nisqually Indian Tribe
WA
1997
Volleyball Coach
Franklin Pierce School District #402
WA
2008
Volunteer
Peace Corps.
WA
2012
Volunteer Coordinater - Habitat for Humanity
AmeriCorps
MT
2007
Volunteer-Agriculture Project
Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.
VA
2012
Washington State Patrol, Trooper
Washington State
WA
2008
Women's Funding Network
Lutheran Volunteer Corps.
WA
2008
AmeriCorps
KY
2009
US Army
WA
2004
US Congressman Norm Dicks
WA
1997
Washington Education Assoc
WA
2000
Washington State Department of Transportation
WA

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