Recruit at PLU!
Pacific Lutheran University students are uniquely prepared to succeed in the working world, and to lead lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care. With a background in the liberal arts, students hone their skills in communication, global and intercultural fluency, critical thinking and leadership. Here, you will find students unlike any others, who care for other people, for their communities and for the Earth.
At Pacific Lutheran University, employers are reaching a talent pool that spans 40 academic majors, 55 minors, and graduate and professional programs. PLU’s smaller size of 3,100 students means that your on-campus and online recruiting efforts are being efficiently used to reach the student body.
Recruiting Services and Resources
Connect at a Virtual Career Fair
Gain visibility, establish your campus brand, and get to know PLU students at a virtual career fair. Alumni & Student Connections partners with academic divisions to host the annual Career & Internship Fair in October of each year. At this event, companies can share their career, internship, volunteer, and post-graduate opportunities with students of all majors and class levels.
Post a Job, Internship or Volunteer Position
The Opportunities Board is Pacific Lutheran University’s online job and internship board. Once an account has been created, employers can post employment and volunteer opportunities for PLU student and alumni at no cost.
Develop an Experiential Opportunity (Internships, Externships, Volunteer, and more)
Our team is available to consult on developing or strengthening experiential opportunities such as internships, externships, or volunteer opportunities that benefit both PLU students and your organization. Please contact Elli Pippin at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Host a Power Skills Workshop
Alumni & Student Connections is offering the Power Skills Workshop Series to students. Power skills (often called soft skills) are an essential part of approving one’s ability to work on a team and have a positive influence on furthering one’s career. Each workshop will be hosted by a recruiter, because we believe recruiters are experts in developing and recognizing skills. Workshops will begin with a brief introduction of the company and its employment opportunities, followed by a presentation on a power skill.
Employers can set up their Power Skills Workshop by e-mailing email@example.com.
Host On-Campus Interviews
By hosting on-campus interviews, companies can streamline their connections with PLU students. On-campus interviews are beneficial because they eliminate physical barriers and class time challenges. Our On-Campus Recruiting module in the Opportunities Board will help you advertise your posting and pre-select candidates for interview time slots.
For in-person, on-campus interviews, interview room reservations are available in the newly renovated Nesvig Alumni Center, in addition to the Anderson University Center and the Morken Center for Learning and Technology.*
Employers can request, promote and manage an on-campus interview event through your Opportunities Board employer account, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
*In Spring 2021 all interviewing will take place virtually due to COVID-19.
Schedule an Information Session
Showcase your organization’s career, internship, volunteer, or post-graduate opportunities in an information session. Common topics include the types of opportunities at an organization, how to apply, resume and cover letter tips, career path insights, and career skills development.
Present at a Student Club Meeting
Student clubs and organizations provide a captive audience to promote your organization and the employment or volunteer opportunities available to students*. Contact PLU Alumni & Student Connections if you would like assistance in identifying a student club to connect with.
*Student clubs and organizations are not required to sponsor an employer event, and make the final decision about who they engage with or host as a speaker.
Host a Career Trek
Alumni & Student Connections can arrange an in-person or virtual site visit. Our staff will partner with you to create a program that highlights your organization, its employment opportunities, and PLU alumni employees.
Learn About Funding Options
Government agencies, for-profit corporations, small businesses, and non-profit organizations, who are not involved in political or religious activity may be eligible to participate in the State Work Study (SWS) program. Through SWS, the state contributes to the wages of work study student employees, so participating employers benefit from educated, motivated workers at a lower cost.