The multicultural world in which we live requires increased communication among varied and often divergent cultures. Learning a new language and its culture enables students to cross cultural barriers and to achieve a more cosmopolitan, open-minded, and sensitive view of the world.
The major seeks to ensure that students become as fluent as possible and introduces them to relevant cultures. For this reason, students take a number of language classes as well as literature, cinema, and general civilization courses. In addition, students are required to participate in study abroad and are urged to consider participating in international co-op, which prepares students to function on an everyday level in a foreign country.
A major in Spanish can form the basis for careers in teaching at the elementary, secondary, or college level; international business relations; government service; journalism; library science; international affairs; travel; and community service, especially in Spanish-speaking areas.
|Academic Advisor*||Grassroots Organizer|
|Admissions Counselor||Guidance Counselor*|
|Advocate||Human Resources Administrator|
|Affirmative Action Officer||Importer/Exporter|
|Business and Development Manager||Interpreter|
|Civil Rights Analyst*||Lawyer*|
|Community Outreach Coordinator||Legislator*|
|Customs Officer||Management Consultant|
|Editorial Assistant||Policy Analyst*|
|English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher*||Professor*|
|Event Planner||Public Affairs Manager|
|Expatriation Advisor||Real Estate Agent*|
|Foreign Consular Service Officer*||Recruiter|
|Foreign Language Intelligence Analyst||Research Assistant|
|Foreign Service Officer*||Study Abroad Advisor*|
|Grant Writer||Tour and Travel Manager|
Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.
|Accion International||Open Lecture Exchange|
|Marcias, Greenstein & Kaplan LLC||Victory Productions|
|Music and Youth Initiative||Zazil Media Group|
|Arts & Entertainment||Government|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
- Community Resources Intern
- Digital Library Curator Intern
- Grants and Communications Intern
- Human Resources Intern
- Legislative Intern
- Market Research Intern
- Public Affairs Intern