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What Can I Do With a Spanish Language Studies Degree?

The Spanish Language Studies major is unique in how easily it can be combined with secondary areas of study. Common partner disciplines that students pursue in order to get the most out of their Ramapo education include International Studies, Literature,  Education and Business among others. 

To learn more about the wide variety of careers that a Spanish Language Studies student can pursue, take a look at this list of  Career Pathway Strategies created by the Cahill Career Center. The document describes not only what the careers entail, but also different strategies for pursuing them. If you are looking for more information about which related fields that combine well with Spanish Language Studies, and about how developing a second area of study can enhance your marketability, see the “General Information” section of this informational pamphlet for specifics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website can also serve as an invaluable tool for students who want to learn more about the education/licencing requirements, average salaries, and  day-to-day life of just about any career you can think of. 

Finally, if you are a current student who is interested in finding jobs, internships, and co-ops in the area surrounding Ramapo, check out Ramapo College’s very own job bank, HandshakeEnjoy! For further information, please see the Cahill Career Center website which contains great tips on interview skills,resume writing, job placement, and much more!  For further questions, please contact the career advisor for HGS via email at, or  phone at (201) 684-7451.

Gain Real-World Experience: Co-Ops and Internships 

One of the ways that the Extended Experiential Learning Component required by the Spanish Language Studies program can be fulfilled is by completing a cooperative education (co-op) or internship. Ramapo’s cooperative education and academic internship programs create educational partnerships between Ramapo College of New Jersey faculty, students, and employers to combine classroom learning with practical work experience. 

Students who choose to participate in these programs are matched with local, state, and national employers through the school, and through assignments to a variety of special projects and duties that blend academic requirements with company goals, students find themselves earning credit, and often a salary, while gaining valuable real-world experience.   For more information about  how to become involved with either of these exciting opportunities, please see the Cahill Career Center’s Co-Op Program and Academic Internships page!

Student Internship and Co-Op Experiences

The following testimonials provided by Ramapo College students who are part of the Spanish Language Studies program can help give you an idea of what exciting experiences await those who choose to complete a Co-Op!


Emily Gang at her summer 2014 internship with the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Association

“I worked alongside seasoned policy professionals on different initiatives that impact Puerto Ricans in the Northeast region of the United States and received training and work experience in the various stages of community relations, communications, public relations, policy and more.  This position gave me experience in a career field previously unfamiliar to me as well as an opportunity to practice using my Spanish speaking and writing abilities in a professional setting.”

Emily Gang, Spanish Major

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