The multicultural world in which we live requires increased communication among varied and often divergent cultures. Learning a new language and its culture enables students to cross cultural barriers and to achieve a more cosmopolitan, open-minded, and sensitive view of the world. The major seeks to ensure that students become as fluent as possible and introduces them to relevant cultures. For this reason, students take a number of language classes as well as literature, cinema, and general civilization courses. In addition, students are required to participate in study abroad and are urged to consider participating in international co-op, which prepares students to function on an everyday level in a foreign country. A major in Spanish can form the basis for careers in teaching at the elementary, secondary, or college level; international business relations; government service; journalism; library science; international affairs; travel; and community service, especially in Spanish-speaking areas.

Job Titles

Academic Advisor* Grassroots Organizer
Admissions Counselor Guidance Counselor*
Advocate Human Resources Administrator
Affirmative Action Officer Importer/Exporter
Business and Development Manager Interpreter
Civil Rights Analyst* Lawyer*
Community Outreach Coordinator Legislator*
Customs Officer Management Consultant
Diplomat* Museum Curator*
Diversity Coordinator Paralegal
Editorial Assistant Policy Analyst*
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher* Professor*
Event Planner Public Affairs Manager
Expatriation Advisor Real Estate Agent*
Foreign Consular Service Officer* Recruiter
Foreign Language Intelligence Analyst Research Assistant
Foreign Service Officer* Study Abroad Advisor*
Fundraiser Teacher*
Grant Writer Tour and Travel Manager

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.



This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

Accion International Open Lecture Exchange
Marcias, Greenstein & Kaplan LLC Victory Productions
Music and Youth Initiative Zazil Media Group



This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Arts & Entertainment Government
Business Healthcare
Communication Non Profit
Education Publishing


These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Community Resources Intern
Digital Library Curator Intern
Grants and Communications Intern
Human Resources Intern
Legislative Intern
Market Research Intern
Public Affairs Intern

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