After Graduation

What Can Students Do With a Degree in Hispanic Studies?

Our students receive excellent training in research methods and critical thinking, and develop language fluency and cultural competency through on- campus study, service learning, study abroad in Spain or Argentina, and other international experiences. Many undergraduates choose to double major and are able to combine their proficiency in Spanish and their knowledge of Hispanic cultures, history, and literature with study in social sciences, education, or business. Such combinations are particularly useful for careers in law, medicine, teaching, social services and public health, and other professions that require an understanding of international or U.S. Hispanic communities, markets, and clienteles. Frequently our graduates apply for Fulbright Scholarships, the Cultural Ambassadors program in Spain, enter the Peace Corps, teach English abroad, or work in non-profits [1] [2], and then pursue graduate studies in Hispanic cultural studies, or related fields.  The profiles of our Hispanic Studies alums are extremely rich and varied.

In addition, the School of Education and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures have partnered to create a dual-certification program leading to a public school teaching license in Spanish (or another major language) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  Of particular interest to Hispanic Studies majors is the Five-year B.A. to M.A. Ed. program.  For further information on TESOL, please contact [[jfarri, Prof. Jonathan Arries]].

Students are strongly encouraged to explore options and discuss potential trajectories with their Hispanic Studies faculty and advisers.  Students are also encouraged to consider consulting with Career Advisors at the Cohen Career Center, where they will also find useful guidance in regards to searching for appropriate internships and jobs.