As a Latina/Latino studies major, you gain skills that will set you apart in the workplace: 

  • Deeply critical and analytic thinking
  • Clear, concise, and compelling communication
  • Courage to disagree and think independently
  • Commitment to community and justice
  • Insight into the complexity of solving problems
  • Skill in asking probing and relevant questions
  • Knowledge of Latina/Latino communities and history
  • Experience understanding ambiguity
  • Aptitude for sorting and condensing information
  • Intercultural knowledge and understanding

Latina/Latino studies graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees and find employment in a wide variety of fields. Below find lists of graduate programs and jobs our students have pursued after graduation. 

Pursue advanced degrees in:

  • Political Science
  • Administrative and Policy Studies
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Planning and Policy
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Critical Ethnic Studies
  • Law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Public Health
  • History
  • Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Sound Studies
  • Education

  • Curriculum and Instruction

  • Early Childhood Special Education

  • Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

  • School Counseling

  • Higher Education

    • Student Affairs

    • Administration and Policy

  • Marketing
  • Organizational Communication
  • Social Work
  • Mental Health Counseling

Find Employment in:

  • Community/Social Service Centers
    • Nonprofit Organizations
    • Social Workers
  • Child Welfare
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Employment/Human Resources
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Healthcare organizations, Advocacy Groups, and Hospitals
    • Community Health
    • Health Equity
    • Health Policy Analysts
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Firms, Legal Aid
  • Libraries
  • Mental Health
  • Schools, Colleges, and Universities
    • Academic Advisors
    • Counselors & Career Coaches
    • Secondary Education Teachers
    • Professors
  • Youth Outreach and Mentoring


The University of Illinois and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer a variety of career counseling services that you can take advantage of as a student.
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Carlos Saucedo

Alumni spotlight: Carlos Saucedo ’15 – LVEC Postsecondary Manager, Little Village Education Collaborative, Enlace Chicago

Carlos Saucedo graduated with a double major in LLS and Sociology in 2015. Carlos manages the Little Village Education Collaborative's Postsecondary Team through Enlace Chicago. Before this, he worked at Upward Bound at Roosevelt University, supporting postsecondary planning for historically underrepresented youth in La Villita. While at UIUC, Carlos was president of Alpha Psi Lambda - Beta Chapter, participated in the Summer Research Opportunities Program at UIC, and was involved with retention programming at La Casa. Carlos has completed an AM in Social Service Administration at the...