Careers after LAS @ UBC

Our Graduates

LAS students graduate with wide-ranging skills that are in demand in diverse industries and governmental settings. The Latin American Studies major and minor serve as the foundation for careers in public service, business, education, humanitarian work, law, health care, non-profit organizations, NGOs, foreign service, tourism, and many other fields. Students are strongly encouraged to combine the Latin American Studies major or minor with a major or minor in another discipline, to expand their multi-disciplinary skills even further.

Skills LAS Students Develop:

  • Diversity and (inter)cultural awareness
  • Language proficiency
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication, mediation and translation skills
  • Effective research and writing skills

Possible Career Paths:

  • Government and Politics
  • Foreign Service
  • Education
  • International┬áBusiness
  • Global Health and Medicine
  • Public Administration
  • Tourism Industry
  • Land and Food Industries
  • International Law
  • Translator / Interpreter
  • Non-profits/NGOs

Read some student testimonials here