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Hispanic Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a degree in Hispanic Studies
Sample of Occupations
Hispanic Studies Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The program in Hispanic Studies, within the Department of Romance Studies, promotes not only communication skills, but also an understanding of the various cultural contexts through interdisciplinary explorations of texts. Literature, film, history, politics, gender studies, among other topics, lead to a broad understanding of issues facing Hispanic communities at home and abroad.

Students are prepared to pursue careers in a wide range of fields where effective communication is essential, including those in which they will have contact with Spanish speakers and/or Hispanic cultures, in this country and globally.  Graduates go on to pursue graduate study or work in fields such as education, law, medicine, business, international relations, and social services.

The program web link also contains career-related resources such as the Spanish Club, events on and off campus, and study abroad.

First Destination Data 

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Hispanic Studies alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Hispanic Studies major at Brandeis.

Hispanic Studies Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Hispanic Studies major at Brandeis.

Year

Company

Title

Industry

1995

Marsh and McLennan

Human Resources

Human Resources & Recruiting

1995

Belmont Public Schools

Spanish Teacher

Education

1998

N. Scottsdale Children’s Dentistry

Dentist

Healthcare

1999

 GE

Commercial Finance

Finance & Banking

2002

Lucky 20 Productions

House Manager, Acting Coach

Entertainment

2002

Maritz McGettigan, Inc

Senior Attendee Manager

Business

2003

Costello, Cooney, & Fearon

Associate

Law

2003

JanSport

Senior Public Relations Coordinator

Public Relations

2005

Brownsville Middle School

Spanish Teacher

Education

2005

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Communications Coordinator

Social Service

2008

Hospital for Special Surgery

Data Analyst

Healthcare

2008

Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services

Executive Administrative Assistant

Social Service

2008

Morpheus Media

Associate Account Strategist

Advertising

2008

IDC

Research Analyst

Finance & Banking

2009

Schuler Scholar Program

Scholar Adviser

Education

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus

What to Do with a Degree in Hispanic Studies 

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

You may wish to explore the career information related to degrees in international studies and the study of foreign languages.

Sample of Possible Occupations


Hispanic Studies Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources