Life After Graduation

Continue to use Career Connections!

Whether you are perfecting your resume and cover letter, honing your interviewing skills, exploring different career paths, or you simply want to connect with fellow alumni, Career Connections is here to help. Career Connections services are open to all alumni, providing full access to resources that include:

Career Counseling

Our career counselors can help you identify your strengths and interests, assist in job and internship searches, provide networking and interviewing advice, and discuss other career-related topics that you are interested in.

Personality and Strengths Assessment Tools

Understanding your personality and strengths provides insight into careers that could be a good match with your interests and passions. Career Connections offers the Myers Briggs Personality Test, Strong Interest Inventory, and a Strengths Reflection Exercise.

Resume Reviews

A good resume can help your job and internship prospects; a poorly written one can derail your search. Your resume is typically an employer’s first impression of you. A career counselor can help you polish your resume to highlight your experience, skills, and accomplishments.

Mock Interviews

It takes work to perfect your interviewing skills. Mock interviews provide a way to practice before you sit down with a potential employer. Knowing how you represent yourself verbally and through body language prepares you for a real interview. We have career counselors who conduct mock interviews and provide valuable feedback.

The Career Connections Opportunity Board

This searchable database includes hundreds of jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and Lute Link career advisors. The login information is the same as your ePass. Start searching here.

Lute Link

This volunteer alumni advisory network of nearly 1,500 alumni is a great resource for students and alumni. Whether you are an alumnus/na interested in offering career advice or seeking advice, you can connect with other alumni for advice and other career information. The database can be, searched by industry, employer, job function, and major.

Event Participation

Four targeted career fairs will take place during the 2015-16 academic year. We encourage alumni to take advantage of these career events.

2015-16 Career Fair Schedule

Monday, October 12, 2015                 4:00pm – 6:00pm         Division of Natural Sciences Career Fair

Tuesday, November 10, 2015            4:00pm – 6:00pm         Division of Social Sciences and Humanities Career Fair

Wednesday, February 24, 2016        3:30pm – 6:30pm          School of Education Career Fair

Tuesday, March 15, 2016                   4:00pm – 6:00pm          Health Care Career Fair

Please visit the Career Connections website for additional information or call 253-535-7359. We hope you will explore these options for connecting with the PLU community and, more importantly, for advancing your career.

Your future will thank you.