Classics

Transferable Skills that Classics majors develop:   
In addition to the specific subject matter that Classics majors learn, they acquire many skills that can easily transfer to any subject matter.  The following is a list of transferable skills that Classics majors develop: 

Communicating logically
Debating
Developing theories  
Oratory skills
Reasoning deductively
Pursuing, exploring and explaining intangible ideas
Curiosity
Close, extensive reading
Working independently
Approaching and understanding cultures different from one's own
Objectivity
Reasoning with complex, abstract theories  

Possible job titles for Classics majors:
Archaeologist
Clergy member
College Administrator
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
International Relations Specialist
Librarian
Linguist
Lobbyist
Paralegal
Physician
Professor
Museum Administrator
Researcher
Teacher
Translator
Travel Guide
Writer 

Types of employers:
Academic & Professional Journals
Airlines
Archives
Art Galleries
Business and Industry
Educational Institutions
Film Companies
Government Agencies
Historical Societies
Import/Export Companies
Libraries
Magazines & Newspapers
Museums
Publishers
Religious Organizations
Travel Agencies

Career Library Resources

Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors, by Blythe Camenson 

Visit the HSC Classics Department website or catalogue!

Other sources of information:  Career counselors, alumni, and faculty members are great resources.  Visit the Career Development Office early and often, and talk to professors in your major and related fields.  Ask at the Career Development Office for help locating Hampden-Sydney alums in career fields that interest you and set up informational interviews with them.  Professional associations are excellent sources of career and employment information, and many of them have websites.  Surf the internet, keeping in mind that many colleges and universities have websites for their Career Centers and for each academic major.  Many of these sites include career and employment information as well as links to professional associations and other useful websites. Contact the following organizations and websites for more information:

American Classical League

American Philological Association

Archaeological Institute of America