Please visit the Spanish major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: Language acquisition teaches one to think, analyze, communicate and increase cultural enrichment.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Spanish Majors

  • Foreign News Correspondents
  • Community Outreach Directors
  • Linguists
  • Social Workers
  • Travel Agents

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Complete and internship with a federal agency
  • Participate in campus organizations and activities that promote interaction with international students
  • Attend a specialized school for additional training
  • Live abroad and gain political and economic knowledge
  • Consider a graduate degree
  • Take additional coursework in areas of interest
  • Read international papers
  • Gain experience through internships or part time jobs
  • Learn a third language for increased job opportunities
  • Seek certification or accreditation from and interpretation/translation organization
  • Gain skills with computers and relevant software