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Spanish language skills will give you a competitive edge when you seek jobs in almost any field, making Calvin's Spanish programs the perfect complement to most other majors. 

Calvin Spanish graduates are teaching in Spanish immersion programs, working in international development, practicing medicine, and serving as missionaries around the world.

Begin your career exploration by talking to your advisor. Otherwise, you can talk to a career counselor in the Career Development Office. Consider internships or service-learning projects in Spanish-speaking areas of Grand Rapids to sharpen your language skills and get experience in your field.

Careers to consider

A Spanish major is a great stepping stone to careers in teaching, missions, business, engineering, international aid/development work and more. Consider combining your program in Spanish with another major/minor at Calvin, as second language skills are marketable in many professions.

Here are a few career possibilities for Spanish majors:

  • World language teacher
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Linguistics
  • Researcher
  • Foreign service worker (Peace Corps, VISTA, AmeriCorps, USAID)
  • Health services worker
  • Nonprofit worker
  • Missionary
  • Employee at an international business
  • College professor
  • ESL teacher
  • Social worker
  • Educational administrator for study abroad programs

Get started at the Career Center.

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