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Comparative Cultures & Literary Studies

Overview of Major 
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Get Involved at Loyola
Additional Web Resources  

Overview of Major

The Comparative Cultures & Literary Studies program examines culture and literature across linguistic, national and cultural boundaries. With a strong foreign language component, it traditionally appeals to students who love language and culture, and want to be active and marketable in a global world.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Arbitrator
  • Foreign Language Translator
  • Book Editor
  • Historical Archivist
  • Business Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Conciliator & Mediator
  • Interpreter
  • Criminal Investigator
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Export Agent
  • Missionary Worker

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Arc of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Baltimore & Howard County Public Schools
  • Villa Maria
  • Health and Human Services
  • Agora Publishing
  • Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • John’s Hopkins Medical International
  • Conde Nast Publications
  • World Trade Center Institute
  • GMBC
  • Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Hispanic Apostolate
  • Beans and Bread Outreach Center
  • Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Office of Communications

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Get Involved at Loyola

On-campus organizations and student groups are a great way to get exposed to career options. You can learn more about an industry and connect with other students with similar goals. Click here for a full list of all current student organizations.

Volunteering is another way to gain career experience that might help you make a decision about your path or gain marketable skills for the future. Connect with the Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ) to learn more.

Additional Web Resources