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    Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society inductees, Fall 2014

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    Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Inductees, Spring 2013

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    Don Quijote inspired cake—baked and decorated by Amy Grant ’14—to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s 94th anniversary

  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise in Spanish is the foundation for jobs in translation, interpretation, and teaching, but it can also open the doors to careers where the knowledge of Spanish is an important component of the job. Spanish can also give those in the workforce the upper hand when applying for positions, as second language competency is an attractive talent to firms that are working in a global market or that seek to reach Spanish-speaking markets domestically. Since Spanish is spoken by so many people —more than 28 million in the U.S. and 132,000 in Minnesota, according to the Modern Language Association— the opportunities to employ advanced Spanish language skills are numerous. Graduates of the Spanish program at Morris have been hired at many prestigious firms, such as Cargill, Edward Jones, First Data, and U.S. West/Qwest. They have also taken positions at NGOs, nonprofits, and international organizations like the United Way, the Peace Corps, and the Organization of American States.

Moreover, built into the Spanish program at Morris are a battery of important skills, common to liberal arts programs, that students develop during the course of study: analysis, critical thinking, creative problem-solving and communications proficiency. These abilities are much sought in the job market, and transferrable to any occupation. Some of the varied careers pursued by Spanish alumni from Morris are:


Career possibilities for people specializing in Spanish or Latin American Area Studies »

Graduates of the Spanish program at Morris have continued on to advanced study at many illustrious universities, including: