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What Career would I pursue if I double major in English and Chicano studies?

I love to write so I figured to major in English. I want to be a writer but also somewhat of an activist that awakens awareness in society about a plethora of issues/topics. Chicano studies is a major/minor that got my attention. It provides insight on latino/Mexican culture.I figured that since the U.S population is growing and it's Latinos(not just Mexicans) that are here in this country I feel that those two majors would come in hand and I feel I will love what I do . #journalism #english #counselor #activist #chicano-studies

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Lore’s Answer

For students like you who passionately love both writing and activism, public service journalism is one strong career option. This type of journalism is about exposing wrongs and injustice and calling for change.

This material from Marquette University, which offers a fellowship in public service journalism, explains what it can accomplish:
https://www.marquette.edu/obrien-fellowship/

The Nieman Lab is an excellent source of information about public service journalism:
https://www.niemanlab.org/2018/12/a-year-to-embrace-journalism-as-public-service/

The non-profit news organization ProPublica is the gold standard for public service journalism:
https://www.propublica.org/

P.S.: Combining English and Chicano studies is a terrific choice for your undergraduate education. Reading and understanding Shakespeare and Dickens *will* make you a better writer -- and bring you joy.
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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Sofia,




  • Each major stresses the analysis of the interrelationships in the historical background, cultural patterns, and artistic expressions of each community in order to acquire a well-rounded, in-depth understanding of the contemporary interface between Asian American, Chicano/Latino, and Native Americans and U.S. society. Each major is interdisciplinary in nature and strives to incorporate various disciplines, such as anthropology, art, education, history, law, literary criticism, political science, public policy, and sociology, in its approach.




  • One popular career option for majors is teaching, either in colleges and universities or secondary schools at the K-12 level. Another career option is in the counseling (clinical, career, or academic) field. A career in law can make good use of the major's specialized knowledge of underrepresented communities. That knowledge is also useful in many different careers, such as: journalism, marketing, community and housing development, radio and television, health and medicine, community and union organizing, social work, and a wide variety of positions in federal, state, and local governments as well as those at the city and county levels.




  • There are a number of colleges and universities that offer master’s and Ph.D. programs in Asian American, Chicano, Ethnic and Native American Studies. Accordingly, persons who seek careers in college and university teaching should acquire at least a master's degree and preferably a Ph.D.




Read more in: http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/undergrad/careers.php


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