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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Latin American Studies

 

Introduction

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

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

  

Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Latin American Studies
Organization Job Title
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
Production Strategy, Sony USA Manager
County of Hudson Medicaid Outreach Social Worker
Spencer Industries Production Manager
Univision Segment Producer
Dept. of Defense Senior Manager
Jewish Bd. of Family & Children's Svc. Social Worker
Palo Alto School District Spanish Teacher
Continental Airlines Staff Planner
Seaside Lumber Company Treasurer

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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