Goals of the UF Latin American Business Environment (LABE) Program
- Provide an understanding of the economic, political, and social factors that shape the business climate in Latin America
- Prepare students for careers in the global workplace
- Promote the interdisciplinary approach of Latin American studies through coursework in business, economics, language, and culture
- Provide opportunities for mentoring with alumni and “real-world” learning through internships and study abroad
How can Latin America and Business enhance your career opportunities?
There are many career options for individuals with knowledge of Latin America and business expertise. Employers ranging from government entities, multinational corporations, educational institutions, to law firms seek well-rounded individuals who understand diverse work environments and can adapt to a rapidly changing global workplace. The LABE program provides an interdisciplinary approach combining training of foundational business concepts, intercultural skills, and regional knowledge that prepares students to effectively navigate an increasingly complex world.
Students specializing in Latin American Business Environment have gone on to work in a variety of agencies and companies, including the U.S. Department of State; Inter-American Development Bank; U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; USDA Foreign Agricultural Service; IBT; Airbnb; Wells Fargo; Guaranteed Rate; Amazon Music; Johnson & Johnson; Citi Bank; Deloitte Consulting LLP; Bruch Hanna LLP; FCPA Investigations; Miller & Chevalier Chartered; ExxonMobil; Lehman Brothers; and a wide variety of Law Firms around the country.
For more information on the program, contact:
Dr. Mary Risner
Associate Director, Outreach and Business Programs
Project Manager, Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute
Center for Latin American Studies
370A Grinter Hall