Heli Orta-Contreras

GIVE YOUR RESUME AN EDGE: Political Studies major Heli Orta-Contreras said his Latin American Studies minor gives him a better understanding of Latin America and its "overlapping categorical shifts of geopolitical territories, identities, symbolizations, and social classifications."

Broaden Your Job Opportunities with Latin American Studies

There is no question that in years to come the United States' relationship with Latin American countries will continue to grow. If you want to work in Central or South America, your awareness and understanding of the diverse and complex cultures of this region will give you a competitive advantage over others.


Common careers for Latin American Studies students include:

  • International organizations
  • Public and private school teachers
  • Academia
  • Government service
  • International law
  • International business