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Alumni Outcomes

Cultivating your unstoppable success begins the day you set foot onto campus.

Close-knit and connected, Linfield helps graduates land everywhere from the halls of Microsoft and Amazon to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to professional sports teams and top levels of government. 

Resources like faculty advisors, the Office of Career Development and a network of alumni nearly everywhere, helps Linfield to boast that 90% of alumni are employed or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation.

Below is a list of some alumni outcomes by major.

Major Graduate Programs Employment
Accounting   FBI (Special Agent); Standard Insurance (Director of Business Finance); Oregon Secretary of State (State Auditor); In FOCUS (Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer); KPMG (Audit Associate); Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Regional Finance Manager)
Anthropology University of Indianapolis (Forensic Anthropology); University of California San Diego (Anthropology) Via Language (Executive Vice President of Technology and Strategy); Game Samba (Vice President of Content)
Applied Physics Purdue University (Aeronautical Engineering); University of British Columbia (Materials Engineering); University of California Santa Barbara (Materials Engineering); University of Texas El Paso (Mechanical Engineering); SUNY Buffalo (Medical Physics); Ohio State University (Aeronautical Engineering); Rose Holman Institute (Mechanical Engineering); Oregon State University (Civil Engineering); Portland State University (Structural Engineering) Civil Engineer, Ferguesen Surveying and Engineering; Software development engineer, Microsoft; Traffic Design Engineer, HDR Engineering; Environmental Engineer, Bonneville Power Association; Transmission Line Engineer, PacificCorp; Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National  Laboratory
Athletic Training University of North Carolina (Human Movement Science); Eastern Washington University (Exercise Science); University of Hawaii (Athletic Training); Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Colorado Rockies (Athletic Trainer); Chestnut Hill Hospital (Physician); New Orleans Saints (Athletic Trainer); University of Nebraska (Assistant Professor)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology* Rockefeller University (Biochemistry); Oregon State University (Biochemistry); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Biochemistry); Cornell University (Material Science); University of Southern California (Pharmacy)  
Biology Yale Medical School; Pacific University School of Optometry; Duke University School of Medicine; University of Washington (Environmental Law and Policy); University of Southern California (Biochemistry); George Washington University (Forensic Science); Michigan State University (Zoology); The Ohio State University (Veterinary Medicine) Merck (Global Pharmaceutical Sciences); University of California Los Angeles (Neurosurgeon); Earth Justice (Development Officer); Marine Mammal Association (Director); Harvard Medical School (Assistant Professor of Dermatology); Teacher (Riverside Jr/Sr High School)
Business* Georgetown University (Law); Emerson College (Marketing Communication); Harvard Business School; University of San Diego (Law); University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business (MBA, Finance) Tarragon Property Services (Director of Asset Operations); Western Rivers Conservancy (Communications Director); Portland Timbers (Manager, Partner Services); Moss Adams (Campus Recruiter); Anchorage Police Department (Detective); Paulson Investment Company (President, CEO)
Chemistry University of California Los Angeles (Chemistry); Oregon Health & Sciences University (Dentistry); University of California Berkeley (Chemistry); Oregon State University (Pharmacy); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Inorganic Chemistry) University of Washington (Research Associate); KPFF Consulting Engineers (Design Engineer); Stanford University (Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioengineering); Microlink Devices (Senior Solar Process Engineer); Providence Health & Services (Chief Operating Office, Southern California Region)
Communication Arts American University (Political Communication) Swiftrock LLC (Internet Marketing Consultant)
Computer Science University of Washington (Mass Communication in Digital Media); Stanford University (Computer Science); University of Washington (Computer Software Systems) Microsoft (Software Design Engineer); Boeing (Systems Analyst); Adobe (ColdFusion/Java Developer); Active Network (Quality Assurance); Digimarc Corporation (Engineer)
Creative Writing Florida State University (Theatre Studies); Dominican University (MBA) Screenwriter; Published Author; Playwright; National Sales Director (Willamette Valley Vineyards); Copywriter (Fred Meyer); Copywriter (Scout Creative)
Economics University of Oregon (Economics); Colorado State University (Environmental and Natural Resource); Portland State University (Urban and Regional Planning); University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs (Public Administration); University of Portland (Management and Information Systems) Internal Revenue Service (Special Agent); World Bank consultant in Nepal; Equity Capital Markets Group of D.A. Davidson & Co. (Operating Manager); Columbia Sportswear (Senior Business Systems Analyst); Democratic Party of Oregon (Technology Director)
Elementary Education Willamette University (Education); Columbia University School of Special Education; Lewis & Clark College (Education) Sias International University, China (Chairman and Founder); Douglas County (OR) Education Services (District Superintendent); Educational Policy Improvement Center (Research Assistant); Elementary teachers throughout the country
English San Diego State University (Women's Studies); American University (Law); University of San Francisco (Sports Management); Iowa State University (English, with Creative Writing emphasis); University of Massachusetts(Comparative Literature) Author, The Littlest Pilgrim (a New York Times children's paperback best seller); Author, The Lesser Fields (earned the 2009 Colorado Prize in Poetry); National Basketball Association (Referee); Food Writer in San Francisco
Environmental Studies Oregon State University (Forest Policy); University of Hawaii (Tropical Conservation Biology); University of Montana (Environmental Studies); Portland State University (Environmental Management) Flathead Land Trust (Land Protection Specialist); Columbia Slough Watershed Council (Outreach Director); Columbia Green (Sales and Marketing); Test America (Environmental Testing)
Exercise Science University of Oregon (Human Physiology); Mayo School of Health Sciences (Physical Therapy); Pacific University (Physical Therapy); Simmons College (Physical Therapy); Tufts University (Food Policy and Applied Nutrition); Boston University (Physical Therapy) USA Swimming (National Team Athletic Services Manager); Lifeline Ambulance (Paramedic); University of Massachusetts Boston (Assistant Professor, Exercise and Health Sciences); Tualatin High School (Head Football Coach); Central Oregon Community College (Nutrition Instructor)
Finance University of Oxford Said Business School; Gonzaga University (Law); University of San Francisco (Sports Management); Florida State University (Mathematical Finance) Intel (General Manager of Channel Platforms and Strategy Division); Paychex (Business Consultant); Pacific Crest Securities (Senior Research Analyst); Vale (Senior Commodity Analyst); Evergreen Helicopters (Chief Executive Officer); Merrill Lynch Private Client Group (Wealth Management Adviser)
French   United States Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia (Consular Officer); French Ministry of Education (Teaching Assistantship Program)
General Science University of Pittsburg (Bioengineering); Arizona School of Health Science (Physician’s Assistant); Oregon Health & Sciences University (Public Health); Pacific University (Pharmacy); University of Minnesota (Natural Resources Science and Management) National Snow and Ice Data Center (Senior Scientist and Programmer); Sun Wize Technologies (Solar Power Project Administrator)
German/German Studies Harvard School of Law; Webster University (International Relations); University of Wisconsin (German and Linguistics) Austrian Ministry of Education (Teaching Assistant); Ithaca College (Assistant Professor of German)
Health Education University of Southern California (Social Work) Adidas (Project Manager, Global Basketball/NBA Footwear); Canyon Ridge High School (ID) (Head Cross Country and Pole Vault Coach); Everett Community College (WA) (Coordinator, High School Relations)
History University of Oregon (Law); Carnegie Mellon University (American Environmental History); University of Southern California (International Relations); Northeastern University (History) Oregon Department of Justice (Senior Assistant Attorney General); Gaitan Group, PLLC (Managing Member); University of Wisconsin La Crosee (Assistant Professor of History); Internet Security Systems Inc. (Senior Corporate Counsel); Converse (Apparel & Accessories Director, China/Asia-Pacific)
Intercultural Communication   Global Justice Law Group (Legal Assistant); Aerotek (Quality Assurance); Washington Academy of Languages at City University (World Language Coordinator)
International Business University of Tennessee (MBA and Sports Management); University of Oregon (Sports Marketing, Finance); Rice University (MBA); Yale University (MBA); Boston University (Finance) United Airlines (Strategic Analyst, International Revenue Management); Marsh & McLennan Companies (Senior Broker); City of Sacramento (District Director); AXA Advisors (Financial Consultant)
International Relations*    
Journalism and Media Studies Syracuse University (Television, Radio and Film); University of Maryland (Management); Vanderbilt University (Law); Georgetown University (MBA) The (Salem) Statesman Journal (Reporter); Oregon State University (Assistant Sports Information Director); Frontline (Producer); The (Portland) Oregonian (Editor); The Boston Globe (Staff Reporter); iSITE Design (Chief Executive Officer); NASA (Writer/Editor, Public Affairs); Waggener Edstrom (Analyst Relations)
Mathematics University of North Carolina (Mathematics); University of Utah (Applied Mathematics); University of Delaware (Industrial Mathematics); Oregon State University (Nuclear Physics); San Diego State University (Medical Physics); The Ohio State University (Aerospace Engineering); University of California Davis (Materials Science and Engineering) Alaska Airlines (Security and Compliance Analyst); Delaware County Community College (Assistant Professor, Mathematics); Columbia Sportswear (Senior Global Buyer); William M Mercer Inc (Actuarial Analyst); Bates Private Capital (Analyst)
Music Johns Hopkins University (Music Theory and Composition); City College of New York (Music); University of Washington (Ethnomusicology); University of California Berkeley (Music Composition) Composer (Boulez is Dead, presented at Cambridge University); Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Associate Professor); FUNimation Entertainment (Sound Designer and Music Composition Artist); Composer (Score of feature film, Dead Horse)
Nursing East Carolina University (Nursing); University of Southern California (Nurse Anesthesia) Sierra Vista Medical Center (Assistant Director); Georgetown University Hospital (Charge Nurse)
Philosophy University of Michigan (Law); American University (Philosophy); Lewis & Clark College (Law); Boston University School of Theology (Philosophical Theology) Adobe (Social Solutions, Western Region); Pepper Hamilton LLP (Partner); Mindjet (Marketing Programs Manager); Wenzhou University, China (Instructor)
Physical Education San Diego State University (Sport Psychology); West Virginia University (Athletic Coaching Education) Waimea High School (Athletic Director); McNary High School (Head Track and Field Coach); Southern Oregon University (Head Football Coach); Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator); Newberg High School (2010 Oregon PE Teacher of the Year)
Physics École Polytechnique Université Paris (Physics); University of Wisconsin, Madison (Physics); SUNY Stony Brook (Physics); George Mason University (Environmental Engineering); University of Colorado Boulder (Mechanical Engineering); University of Washington (Molecular Engineering); Indiana University (Physics); Stanford University (Computer Science); Willamette University (Business); Purdue University (Kinesiology); University of Alabama Birmingham (Neuroscience); University of Texas San Antonio (Medical Physics) Research Associate, Fermilab; Fulbright Research, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany; Physics Associate Professor, Pacific Lutheran University; Teacher, Tualatin High School; Process Engineer, Intel; Data scientist, ProCogia; Medical Physics Resident, M.D. Anderson Science Center; Nuclear Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory; Chiropractor; Chief Operating Officer, Applied Physics Technologies; Senior Software Engineer, Uber
Political Science Boston University (Law); Georgia State University (Political Science); University of Oregon (Law); Georgetown University (MBA); Georgetown University (Public Policy); University of California Santa Cruz (Political and Social Theory/Russian and Post-Soviet Politics) Oregon Campus Compact (Student Coordinator); Yale University (Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations); Family Research Council (Director of State and Local Affairs); Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP (Associate Attorney); National Federation of Independent Business (State Director)
Psychology University of Chicago (Clinical Psychology); University of Washington (Medicine); University of Texas Tyler (Social Work); Texas Christian University (Biopsychology); Central Michigan University (Industrial/Organizational Psychology); Portland State University (Finance); Brown University (Clinical Psychology) Nevada Bureau of Early Intervention Services (Development Specialist); Northeastern University (Research Analyst); Harvard School of Public Health (Assistant Professor of Child Health and Human Rights);  Physician’s Assistant Education Association (President)
Religious Studies Pennsylvania State University (Law); Yale University; Willamette University (MBA) Milwaukie Presbyterian Church (Head Pastor)
Sociology University of Denver (International Administration); Duke University (Sociology); University of Arizona (Sociology); Lewis & Clark College (Counseling); Northeastern University (Law) U.S. Department of Education (Program Analyst); U.S. Department of Energy (Director of Marketing and Communications, State Energy Program); Portland (OR) Police Bureau (Officer); Multnomah County Attorney's Office (Assistant Counsel); University of Michigan (Assistant Professor)
Studio Art Art Institute of Chicago (MFA); London College of Fashion (Sustainable Fashion Design); Parsons School of Design (MFA); University of Southern California (Architecture) Cinematographer; Gallery Manager (Broderick Gallery, Portland); Clothing Designer (Aiguille et Fil), Designer (SPARQ/Nike); Founding Member (SolarizePortland); Senior Art Director (Blast Radius)
Theatre Arts Florida State University (Theatre Studies); University of Memphis (Sound Design); Boston University (Gastronomy) New Century Players (Lighting Designer); Wireless Generation (Product Designer); StageRight Theatre Co (Board of Trustees)


*Majors that have been established recently are noted with an astersik. Additional information about outcomes are noted here:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: The major was formally established in 2012. In prior years, students self-designed a biology/chemistry interdisciplinary major or completed the requirements for both the chemistry and biology majors.

Business: In 2012, the Business department modified the Business major with options to concentrate in Management or Marketing, to offering distinct majors in both of those areas. These alumni outcomes represent the former major programs.

International Relations: The major was formally established in 2011. In prior years, students majored in Political Science and emphasized their coursework toward international politics. For department outcomes, please see Political Science.

Management: A distinct major in Management was formally established in 2012. In prior years, students majored in Business and concentrated in Management. For department outcomes, please see Business.

Marketing: A distinct major in Marketing was formally established in 2012. In prior years, students majored in Business and concentrated in Marketing. For department outcomes, please see Business.