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.
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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