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Latin American and Latino Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Latin American and Latino Studies
Sample of Occupations
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the area comprised by South America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Latin American diaspora in the United States. It facilitates communication between faculty members in eight participating departments in the social sciences and humanities. It sponsors speakers, films, plays, concerts and conferences to enhance the course offerings on Latin America and Latino USA. The program is also home to the Boston Area Consortium on Latin America (BACLA).

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 Latin American and Latino 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 Latin American and Latino Studies major at Brandeis.

Latin American and Latino 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 student of Latin American and Latino Studies at Brandeis.


Year Company Title  Industry
1997 United Nations Political Affairs Officer Government
1996 Instituto Formacion Democratica Executive Director Non Profit
2009 Partners of the Americas Sport-for-Development Coordinator Non Profit
2006 NorthWestern Energy Drafting Contractor Utilities
2007 International Rescue Committee Refugee Youth Summer Academy Teacher Education
2007 Heartland Alliance Global HIV/AIDS & Health Program Officer Health Care
2010 ESPN Sales Assistant Media
2010 St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired Social Work Intern Human & Social Services
2006 NorthWestern Energy Drafting Contractor Utilities
2011 DC Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights and Basic Education Coordinator Non Profit
2005 Northeast Wilderness Trust Communications/Development Associate Environment & Conservation
2009 Partners of the Americas Sport-for-Development Coordinator Non Profit
2003 Google Senior HR Business Partner Information Technology/Computers
2009 Urquidez Law Firm, LLC Director of Operations Law
1997 American Express Marketing Manager Finance & Banking

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.

Internships 

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.

What to Do with a Degree in Latin American and Latino Studies (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations


Graduate School Information and Resources