Career Opportunities for Majors in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies


The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies offers an interdisciplinary program of studies that examines the diverse political, social, and cultural histories of the Spanish-speaking societies of the Caribbean, as well as those of Latino communities in the United States. The courses examine the historical background, the migration experience, and the reformulation of identities in their racial, class, cultural and gender dimension.

Students are exposed to a wide range of perspectives drawn from the social sciences and the humanities. As a versatile major, it helps develop content knowledge about the historical, political, cultural and social dimensions of the Caribbean and Latino communities in the United States. The curriculum fosters valuable skills and competencies in critical thinking and analysis, research, oral and written presentations, and intercultural understanding.

The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies works closely with other departments to foster a more comprehensive learning experience for its students. Students are strongly advised to double major whenever possible, and the faculty works closely with students who wish to pursue individual programs of study. Academic and cultural activities are scheduled regularly to supplement and enrich the classroom experience. The department's interdisciplinary structure supports collaborative research and a coordinated and coherent curriculum that draws from diverse perspectives.

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, service-learning, related work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Admissions Counselor Editor/Writer Lobbyist
Advertising Account Exec. Employee Relations Specialist Market Research Specialist
Archivist Foreign Service Officer Museum Curator
Attorney Foreign Student Advisor Nonprofit Administrator
Business Manager Government Agency Admin Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
Community Action Specialist Historic Preservation Specialist Politician
Community Affairs Specialist Historic Site Administrator Professor/Educator
Conflict Resolution Specialist Human Resources Specialist Psychologist
Consultant Import/Export Specialist Public Administrator
Consumer Advocate International Banker Public Information Officer
Copy Writer International Conference Planner Public Relations Specialist
Corporate Trainer International Consutant Publications Specialist
Counselor International Relations Specialist Translator
Cultural Affairs Officer International Trade Specialist Travel Consultant
Customer Relations Rep Interpretor Writer/Author
Customs/Immigration Officer Journalist

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Airlines/Airports Entertainment Firms Professional Associations
American Friends Service Foundations Public Interest Groups
American Schools Abroad Historic Sites/Historical Societies Public Relations Firms
Archives Hospitals Retail Stores
Banks Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts School Systems
Book Publishers Int'l. Exchange Programs Social Service Agencies
Civic Organizations Law Firms Television/Radio Stations
Clinics Libraries Travel Agencies
Colleges/Universities Manufacturing Firms United Nations
Consulting Firms Museums World Health Organization
Consumer Organizations Newspapers/Magazines YMCA/YWCA
Cultural Organizations Pan American Health Org.
Government Agencies
Agency for Int'l. Development Institute of Museum Services National Security Agency
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Int'l. Trade Administration Office of Int'l. Affairs
Bureau of Int'l. Labor Affairs Inter-American Foundation Office of Int'l. Coop. & Development
CIA/FBI Library of Congress Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
Civil Rights Commission NJ Governor's Commission on Int'l. Trade Smithsonian Institution
Customs and Border Protection NJ Int'l. Trade Division U.S. Department of State
Department of Commerce NJ Travel & Tourism Division U.S. Information Agency
Immigration & Customs Enforcement National Endowment for the Humanities Voice of America

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies

Organization Job Title
Montclair State University Supervisors Of Office And Administrative Support Workers

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies

Puerto Rico (JD) Assistant Federal Public Defender
PepsiCo, Inc. Bulk Customer Sales Rep.
Electronic Data Systems Business Analyst
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (MA) Chaplain
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration Director
NJ State AFL-CIO Education & Training Coordinator
Temple University Financial Aid Counselor
Easter Seals of NJ Human Resources Rep
State of New Jersey Investigator
Law Office of Radames Velazquez Law Clerk
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Princeton Theological Seminary MA Religious Education
Rutgers -The State University of NJ Social Work
Rutgers University JD Law
Seton Hall University JD Law
UMDNJ MS Biomedical Sciences

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