Career Opportunities for Majors in Latin American Studies


The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that includes both major and minor degrees. CLAS's mission is to promote research and knowledge-building that crosses both traditional disciplinary and geographic boundaries. As countries in the Hemisphere form regional markets, new regionalizations have begun to occur that have untold economic, political and cultural impacts. The need for a rigorous academic analysis of the present and future implications of these regionalizations is evident.

Latin American studies, in order to be salient and relevant to our needs as a multicultural society, is Hemispheric in scope. CLAS provides students with a strong grounding in Latin American history, culture, economics and language, while highlighting the ways in which globalization is impacting both the region and intellectual approaches to area studies, in general. Latin American Studies is a versatile major and helps develop skills useful anywhere. Your major is only one of many variables to be considered when developing your career plans. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Admissions Counselor Foreign Student Advisor Nonprofit Administrator
Advertising Executive Government Agency Admin Peace Corps Worker
Archivist Historic Preservation Specialist Politician
Assistant Director of Public Affairs Historic Site Administrator Professor/Educator
Attorney Human Resources Specialist Psychologist
Business Manager Immigration Paralegal Public Administrator
CIA/FBI Agent International Banker Public Information Officer
Community Affairs Specialist International Conference Planner Public Policy Specialist
Consultant International Consutant Public Relations Specialist
Consumer Advocate International Relations Specialist Publications Specialist
Copy Writer International Trade Specialist Retail Manager
Corporate Trainer Interpretor Social Media Manager
Cultural Affairs Officer Journalist Translator
Customer Relations Rep Lobbyist Travel Consultant
Customs/Immigration Officer Market Research Specialist Writer/Author
Employee Relations Specialist Municipal Administrator
Foreign Service Officer Museum Curator

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Airlines/Airports Foundations Public Interest Groups
American Friends Service Historic Sites/Historical Societies Public Relations Firms
American Schools Abroad Hospitals Red Cross Int'l.
Amnesty Int'l. Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts Retail Stores
Archives Int'l. Exchange Programs School Systems
Banks Law Firms Social Service Agencies
Civic Organizations Libraries Television/Radio Stations
Clinics Manufacturing Firms Travel Agencies
Colleges/Universities Museums United Nations
Consulting Firms Newspapers/Magazines World Health Organization
Consumer Organizations Pan American Health Org. YMCA/YWCA
Cultural Organizations Professional Associations
Entertainment Firms Project Hope
Government Agencies
Agency for Int'l. Development Immigration & Naturalization Service Office of Int'l. Education
Bureau of Export Admin. Int'l. Trade Administration Office of Int'l. Policy & Programs
Bureau of Int'l. Labor Affairs Library of Congress Peace Corps
Bureau of Intelligence & Research NJ Governor's Commission on Int'l. Trade Smithsonian Institution
CIA/FBI NJ Int'l. Trade Division Telecommunications Satellite Organization
Civil Rights Commission NJ Travel & Tourism Division U.S. Customs Service
Consumer Affairs Office National Endowment for the Humanities U.S. Department of State
Department of Commerce National Security Agency U.S. Information Agency
Foreign Commercial Service Office of Int'l. Affairs Voice of America
Foreign Service Office of Int'l. Coop. & Development

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Latin American Studies

Information is not available at this time on first jobs obtained from Latin American Studies

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Latin American Studies

AT & T Analyst
SG Cowen Securities Corp. (MBA) Associate
Puerto Rico Telecommunications Commissioner
Rundlett Jr. High School English Teacher
Int'l. Planned Parenthood Evaluation Assistant
LRA Worldwide Hotel Quality Assurance Inspector
Proskauer Rose, LLP (JD) Immigration Attorney
McCann-Erickson Int'l. Media Planner
N. Brunswick Police Juvenile Detention Officer
East Orange Public Library, (MLS) Librarian
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Georgetown University MBA
Rutgers - Camden, School of Law JD Law
Rutgers University MA Translation
University of California - Berkeley PhD Anthropology

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