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Careers for Classicists
Since the Renaissance, the study of Greek and Roman civilization has been recognized as providing rigorous intellectual training, with its need for clear analysis and appreciation of the nuances of a wide range of material. Until a generation ago, Classics was the training of choice in Britain for the civil service.
Greek and Roman Studies still provides its graduates with the analytical skills and skills in written and oral expression that are valued in contemporary careers.
Classics students normally go on to further academic qualifications, and often then go on to teach, either at university or at primary or secondary school, or to join the public service. Some obtain specialized qualifications in related fields, and work in museums or as archaeologists. Others benefit from their intellectual training in Classics, and go on to careers in Law or Medicine.
Greek and Roman studies is a good foundation for many professions, because its value lies in studying some of the most fundamental aspects of the human condition: justice, truth, law, society, language, and beauty, to name a few.
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Here is what some recent graduates in Greek and Roman Studies are doing now.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Congratulations to June 2023 GRS Graduates!
Congratulations to our Greek and Roman Studies Majors graduating this week! Below is a profile of one of our grads. Charlotte Parry What was your favourite aspect of being a part of GRS? I loved how tight knit the department is and how much professors advocate and inspire their students. What was your favourite...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
I majored in both Greek & Roman Studies and History at Carleton and thoroughly enjoyed my experience! Greek and Roman Studies' small size made it so easy to get to know my professors and make the most of my studies. I am particularly passionate about ancient Greek history and I am so pleased to...
Friday, April 9, 2021
In 2017 I graduated from Carleton with a B.A. Honours in Greek and Roman Studies. My major provided me with the opportunity to engage my interests in and increase my knowledge of Ancient History, Mythology and Religion. One of the great benefits of the program at Carleton is the small but active community which...
Thursday, April 1, 2021
At Carleton, I majored in Humanities but was always very interested in Greek and Roman studies so I chose it as my minor. This minor allowed me to explore my passion and gain a well-rounded knowledge in Ancient History and Literature both in class and practically as well. In 2019, I had the chance...
Monday, December 21, 2020
I graduated in Spring 2019 with a Honours degree in Greek and Roman Studies, and minors in Archaeology and Medieval and Early Modern Studies. My experience at Carleton was fantastic! The community was incredibly welcoming, through which I made many lasting friendships. Additionally, at Carleton I was provided extensive professional opportunities...
Monday, June 22, 2020
Congratulations to June 2020 Graduate Ashley Carmichael
Congratulations to Ashley Carmichael Bachelor of Arts Honours Major in Greek and Roman Studies Minor in Art History Ashley wrote an article for the most recent edition of Corvus, Literary Treatments of Roman Women in the Triumviral Period. While pursuing her degree, Ashley enjoyed critically analyzing literature (especially poetry and epic) and...
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Jamie Pudwell completed a major in English Literature and a minor in Greek and Roman studies with a concentration in Latin language. He has accepted an offer from Queen's Law and will be pursuing his Juris Doctor in Kingston starting Fall...
Monday, January 6, 2020
Learning in the Field
By Ellen Tsaprailis Photos by National Capital Commission (NCC) From observing the inner sanctums of the military and RCMP or making an impact on local communities to conducting archaeological digs continents away, there are myriad practical ways Carleton University students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) apply their course...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Carolyn studied classics, religion, and art history at Carleton. She is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies. She recently curated "Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual,” a new exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery. For...
Monday, May 14, 2018
James intends to continue his studies in the field of Classics after graduating from Carleton University. He plans to attend the University of Western Ontario to pursue his Master’s degree. Beyond that he hopes to continue his interests in politics, travel and...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Morgan Simmons-Feigel completed a double major History and Greek & Roman Studies with an added minor in Archaeology. His undergraduate degree was filled both with fascinating academic work at Carleton and rewarding fieldwork at archaeological field schools discovered through Carleton. He learned useful career skills such as thinking critically...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
In the Fall of 2017, Andrew Osborne completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Greek and Roman Studies. He spent his undergraduate degree exploring ancient legal practices, governmental administration systems and various schools of philosophic thought found throughout the classical world. These studies provided a foundation for further studies...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Jocelyn Cross has accepted an offer from McMaster University and will be starting her Masters in Classics in the fall. Her research interests focus on the connection between history and mythology, and how each are influenced by the other. She is very grateful to receive funding from SSHRC for her project on Ostracism in...
Monday, April 16, 2018
I graduated in 2017 with a B.A. in Greek and Roman Studies and a minor in Philosophy. At convocation I was awarded the Senate Medal. I was also the recipient of the Robert E. Osborne Scholarship in Classical Greek. In 2018 I will be attending the University of Western Ontario for an M.A. in Classical...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Morgan is currently completing a MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Paleoeconomy at the University of Sheffield, England after graduating from Carleton's Greek and Roman Studies B.A. in 2017. The degree will allow her to acquire a specialized skillset for future research in the archaeological field. She is interested in animal husbandry,...
Friday, January 26, 2018
Petra Hohenstein completed a double major in Greek and Roman Studies and Theoretical Linguistics. She spent her undergraduate exploring her fascination of historical linguistics, doing an independent study in her last year on the evolution of the Latin language. While studying the Classics, Petra found she was baking sweets in her spare time more...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Jonathan Emanuel Malcolm will be continuing his studies with a Master's in International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton. In particular, Jonathan will be focusing on International Organizations and Global Public Policy. Within this interdisciplinary program, Jonathan will be exposed to legal, political,...
Monday, May 25, 2015
In the Fall of 2015, Matthew Robertson will be attending Western University for a Master's in Library and Information Science. He hopes to tie his love for the Classics and Librarianship together in further education, and employment. The Master of Library and Information Science program aims to graduate qualified professionals with a thorough...
Monday, September 8, 2014
Shelley Hartman (graduated in November 2013 with a BA in Greek and Roman Studies) will present a paper on "Entropy, Individualism and the Collapse of Empires" at the 2014 conference of the European Association of Archaeologists in Istanbul this September (https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org/site)....
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