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Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.

To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).

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Latin American and Latino Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Internships
What to do with a degree in Latin American and Latino Studies
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

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)

Graduate School Information and Resources

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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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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.

Skills1

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Understanding Cultural Diversity – Adapting to other cultures and communicating between cultures.

Abilities

  • Oral and Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand.
  • Oral and Written Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

Knowledge

  • Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development


Sample of Possible Occupations

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Bilingual Educator
Journalist
Investment Analyst
Consultant
Filmmaker
Library Technician
International Trade Specialist
Cultural Officer
Archivist
Importer/Exporter
Linguist
Art Dealer
Advertising Manager
Museum Curator
Politician

Paralegal, Attorney, Judge
Financial Planning Associate
Foreign Correspondent Negotiator
Hotel Administrator
Court Interpreter
Radio/TV Announcer
Travel Agent
Customs /Immigration Officer
Translator
International Trade Economist
Copywriter
Travel Writer
Overseas Personnel Manager
Media Specialist
Communications Associate
1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development