Spanish

Where do our graduates go?

Alumni of Chico State's Spanish program pursue a variety of paths after they graduate. 

They find employment in diverse fields:

  • Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County
  • Legal Assistant, Goleta, CA
  • Paralegal, Bakersfield, CA
  • Housing Rehabilitation Worker, Glenn County Community Action Department
  • Program Support Assistant, Tri-Cities Mental Health, Los Angeles
  • EOP Counselor, San Diego State
  • Office Manager, TRIO, Upward Bound Program, Chico State
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Coon Rapids Middle School, MN
  • English Consultant, VIPKid, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Accountant, San Diego Erosion Control
  • Writer/Producer for Action News Now, Chico
  • Family Services Supervisor, San Francisco Early Learning Alliance
  • Academic Scheduling Coordinator, Southern Oregon University
  • Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant, Vituity, West Sacramento
  • Behavioral Health Technician, Autism Spectrum Therapies, San Diego
  • Mental Health Specialist, County of Riverside, Palm Springs, CA
  • Senior Business Consultant/Analyst, Kaiser Permanente, Bay Area
  • Sales Representative, SunTek Window Films, Alameda, CA
  • Chain Sales Representative, Wine Warehouse, CA
  • Recruiting Support Specialist, Oracle, Bay Area
  • Senior Account Recruiting Manager, Renewable Energy, Roseville, CA
  • Marketing and Business Development Director, Iron Construction, San Jose, CA
  • Assistant Account Executive, BOCA Communications, San Diego
  • Executive Assistant, Rogue Wave Marketing, Brookfield, WI
  • National Account Executive, Townsquare Interactive, Phoenix, AZ
  • Senior Account Manager, Culture Amp
  • Account Coordinator, East River Publications
  • VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate, Reno, NV
  • Administrative Assistant, Centurion Insurance Agency, Pleasanton, CA
  • Wedding Event Planner, Under the Vine Events, Napa, CA
  • Associate Transportation Planner, Green DPT Transportation Solutions, Chico

Many choose a career in education:

  • Spanish Teacher, Gridley High School
  • Spanish Teacher, Chico High School
  • Spanish Teacher, Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District
  • Spanish Teacher, Kern High School District
  • Spanish Teacher, Biggs High School
  • Spanish Teacher, Corning High School
  • Spanish Teacher, Marysville High School
  • Spanish Teacher, Calhoun Falls Charter School, SC
  • Third Grade Teacher, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • ESL/Spanish Teacher, Red Bluff High School
  • English Teacher, York Idiomas, Oviedo, Spain
  • English Language Development Teacher, Chico Unified School District
  • Secondary School Teacher, European School, Frankfurt, Germany
  • English Language Development Consultant, Tehama County Department of Education
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Associate Faculty in Spanish, Butte College
  • Lecturer of Spanish, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Lecturer of Spanish, Concordia University, Austin, TX
  • Lecturer of English, Chico State
  • Career Guidance Counselor, Eureka City Schools
  • Student Success Coordinator, Adelante Program, Graduate Studies, Chico State
  • Middle School Success Advisor, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, Redwood, CA

And several continue on to earn credentials, certificates, and graduate degrees:

  • Bilingual Single Subject Credential, San Diego State
  • Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development, Chico State
  • Educational Leadership Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, Chico State
  • Graduate TESOL Certificate, Chico State
  • Professional Certificate in Transltion & Interpretation - Law & Medicine
  • MA in Language Teaching, Chico State
  • MA in TESOL/ESL, Universidad de Alcalá
  • MA in International Relations, University of Kent
  • MA in Spanish, University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • MA in Spanish, CSU Bakersfield
  • MA in Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno
  • MA in Spanish Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • MA in Hispanic Linguistics, UC Riverside
  • MA in World Languages and Literatures, University of Nevada, Reno
  • MA in International Public Relations/Communications Management, Cardiff University
  • MA in European Integration & Global Studies, Centre international de formation européenne
  • Master's of Business Administration (MBA), University of Utah
  • Master's in Educational Technology, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Master's in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • MA in Educational Psychology, San Diego State
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of the Pacific
  • MA in Health Care Administration, NYU
  • MA in Post-Secondary Educational Leadership
  • PhD in Spanish, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
  • PhD in Spanish Linguistics, Temple University
  • PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UC Santa Barbara
  • PhD in Modern European and Spanish History, UC San Diego
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Western University of Health Sciences
  • JD, Golden State University School of Law
  • JD, Santa Barbara College of Law

Are you a program alum? Contact us and say hello! We'd love to hear from you and get an update about what you have been doing since graduation.

Raquel Mattson-Prieto, 2009 Spanish alumna