LAS Careers + Alumni

What jobs are awaiting LAS graduates?

As of 2015, the U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain, with an estimated 41 million native speakers and over 11 million bilingual second-generation speakers. Think about that — we are second only to Mexico, in a world of 22 Spanish speaking countries.

In other words, graduates holding a degree in Latin American Studies, especially one with high language proficiency requirements like ours at UW-Eau Claire, are prepared to work in almost any field in a global market increasingly reliant on cultural and linguistic competencies to meet these demographics.

Where are Blugold LAS grads working?

  • Medical interpreter, Mayo Clinic Health Systems
  • Program Developer, Partners of the Americas
  • Bilingual training specialist, Ashley Furniture
  • International student advisor, Walden University
  • Bilingual Program aide, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Associate Director, International Programs, University of Chicago
  • Global Program Manager, Columbia University
  • Account director, Sports Illustrated
  • Director, Boy with a Ball, youth development program, Costa Rica
  • Senior Legal Specialist, A.O. Smith Corp.
  • TEFL instructor, UW-Eau Claire
  • Director of Community Engagement, University of Colorado
    and countless Spanish and bilingual studies instructors across the U.S. and internationally

What about graduate schools?

  • M.A., Latin American Studies, UT-Austin
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, UW-Madison
  • M.A., Sustainable International Development, Brandeis U
  • Ph. D., sociology, UW-Madison
  • M.A., mental health counseling, UW-Stout
  • M.A., communication disorders, New Mexico State
  • M.A., ELL/Bilingual education
  • M.A., Higher Ed Administration, St. Cloud State
  • M.A., International Public Affairs, UW-Madison
  • M.S., TESOL, School for International Training, Vermont
  • M.S., TESOL, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, UT-Austin
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, UW-Madison
Costa Rica Trip

Dual major alum credits LAS for inspiration

UW-Eau Claire graduate Eric Duwe credits his studies in LAS with helping launch his international studies and his career working with international students.

Read Eric's story
LAS graduate at Machu Pichu in Peru.

Helping students see the world

After beginning a career right here at the UWEC Center for International Education, Sarah Vowels accepted an internship in DC for international educators, and now serves as the Education Abroad Coordinator at Colorado State University.

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We want to hear from you!

If you are a graduate of this program, we truly want to hear from you! It’s essential to the ongoing success of this unique program and incoming Blugolds that we are able to maintain connections with our Latin American Studies alumni, near and far. We want your expertise, we want to hear your success stories, and even your advice to Blugolds. Please take our Alumni Survey linked here, so we can keep in touch. Who knows, your success story could become a website feature story!


Alumni + Foundation

Through the Alumni Association and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Blugolds can both stay in touch with campus and alumni, and support the programs that shaped their futures.

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