Career Checklist for Spanish Majors

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To prepare for an effective job search, Spanish Majors are expected to complete these three phases:

1. EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS.  As a first-year student, complete BOTH of these tasks:

  • Become familiar with the Center for Career Exploration and Success resources available to you by exploring their website, making an appointment with the CAS Career Adviser, or taking a career exploration course.
  • Attend a career-related workshop.  Topics range from career planning to interviewing.

2. PREPARE FOR THE JOB MARKET.  In your first or second year, strive to complete the following:

  • Prepare a résumé and seek individualized feedback from the CAS Career Counselor or a Career Assistant in Armstrong Center.
  • Create profiles on CAREERlink and LinkedIn.
  • Explore internship opportunities at the Center for Career Exploration and Success in Armstrong Center or through their website:
  • Secure a summer job or internship that helps you broaden your skill set and complements your classroom learning. Attend workshops at the Center for Career Exploration and Success.  Relevant sessions include Optimizing Your Job and Internship Search, Résumés & Cover Letters, Opportunities in Nonprofit Organizations.

3. LAUNCH YOUR JOB SEARCH.  As a junior or senior, complete as many of the following as possible:

  • Research graduate school options and application procedures, if applicable.
  • Identify and contact faculty and supervisors who may serve as your references.
  • Update your résumé and meet with Career Counselor or Career Assistant for individualized feedback.
  • Complete the “Telling Your Story” booklet with the assistance of a Career Counselor. This activity teaches you how to effectively market yourself in a job interview.
  • Attend Career Fairs.
  • Attend career workshops relevant to your job search.
  • Schedule a mock interview.

In addition to completing the checklist, seek advising along the way.

Meet with an advisor to discuss options and review your progress on this checklist: 

Consider planning out when you will accomplish each of these tasks during your time at Miami.  Semester breaks, even J-term, can be a great time to make progress on this checklist and/or for job shadowing and short-term internships that you may initiate.