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The study of classical languages and ancient Mediterranean culture and history is surprisingly good preparation for success in the modern workplace. Many classics majors find the skills they learn in the study of ancient languages become a credential for a wide variety of careers that require discipline, organizational skills, an eye for detail and an understanding of the way in which a body of knowledge accumulates to address a specific task.

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student in Classics, University of Kansas. Douglas Hulsether, '16. Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Graduate Student in Classical Philology, Washington University. Tristan Hightower '13.

Some go into education...

  • Library Media Specialist, Simmons Middle School. Jeri Murphy '13.
  • Research Associate, The University of Western Australia, Michael Barbezat '03.
  • Elementary School Teacher. Gwyneth Seymour '06. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Assistant Professor of Classics, Texas Tech. Jason Banta '97. Lubbock, Texas.
  • Middle School Latin Teacher, Germantown Academy, Heather Elomaa Galante '07. Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Carolyn Hill '10.
  • Client Services Manager | Account Manager, BGRS. Elizabeth Wackerlin '06.
  • Business System Analyst, UC Santa Barbara. Eura Ryan Szuwalski '04.
  • Dentist. Chad Campanelli '97. Janesville, Wisconsin.
  • Forensic Genealogist, Kemp & Associates. Chris White '96. Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Attorney, Abrams Kaslow & Cassman. Sean Gillen '94. Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Information Specialist, Dairy Management. Marya Birnbaum Spangler '93. Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Attorney, Compton Law Group. Karl Bayer '92.

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Top Occupations of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies Alumni

  1. Personal Service Managers
  2. Office Supervisors
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Operations Managers
  5. Marketing Managers
  6. Financial Managers


Estimated Salary of Alumni with Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies Degrees

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Printed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021