Careers for Classicists
Since the Renaissance, the study of Greek and Roman civilization has been recognized as providing a 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.
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, March 16, 2015
Katherine Sepahi (B.Sc. Integrated Science ‘08), completed an interdisciplinary archaeometric analysis for her Honour’s thesis, successfully exploring archaeological questions using forensic science techniques. She continued her studies to complete an M.Sc. at the University of Manchester. Fieldwork and research took her to Tanzania’s...
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)....
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In June 2013 Tristan graduated from Carleton with a combined major in Humanities and Greek and Roman Studies. He began a Master’s degree in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario in fall 2013. He was awarded full funding for 5 semesters and the graduate chair’s entrance scholarship. His interests include...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
June 2012 graduate. Fall 2013, University of Western Ontario, M.A. in...
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