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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies is concerned with the multidisciplinary examination of Latin American language, literature, culture, and history.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Communication: Intercultural communication and cross cultural relationships; communicate clearly and persuasively in oral and written media; explaining ideas, writing and presenting information succinctly and clearly; public speaking; compiling carefully reasoned reports and essays; edit and proofread materials; comfort with phonetics.

Community Development: Sensitivity to advocacy and community building needs; incorporate understanding of past issues and events as well as contemporary issues to plan and anticipate future needs.

Analytical / Critical Thinking: Think logically, quickly and critically; understand economic development, power, and international relations; evaluate translations and original texts.

Interpersonal: Understand and interact effectively with diverse populations; cultural awareness and sensitivity; listening, clarifying and responding.

Organization: Organize and memorize detailed information; collect, compile and organize information; comfortable adjusting to new environments.

Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Monitoring and evaluation of processes and data; subject analysis and synthesis.

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Alumni Programs Manager
  • Announcer
  • Bilingual Coding Specialist
  • Bilingual Educator
  • Broadcaster
  • Buyer
  • Communications Officer
  • Copy Editor
  • Customs Inspector
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Foreign Student Advisor
  • Health Administrator
  • Historian
  • Hotel Manager
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Import / Export Manager
  • Insurance Broker
  • International Banker
  • Language Consultant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Producer
  • Proof-Reader
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Researcher
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Technical Writer
  • Translator
  • Writer

Potential Industries

  • Advertising
  • Airport / Airlines
  • Art Conservation & Restoration
  • Communications
  • Community Health
  • Customs and Excise
  • Editing
  • Education
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Government
  • Heritage & History
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitals
  • Immigration Services
  • Insurance
  • International Business
  • Interpretation
  • Investment
  • Law Enforcement Organizations
  • Marketing & Media
  • Post-Secondary
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Travel / Tourism Industry
  • Translation

Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.


Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences Building, SS102
T: 403.220-6318

Clubs on Campus:

Latin American Students' Association 

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020