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Industry Areas

Here are examples of industry areas students enter with this major, jobs/internships, typical employers that hire students, skills employers look for, and examples of where alumni work.  To find more information make an appointment with your career counselor/advisor.

Industry Areas for Classics
Industry | Employers
Job | Roles
Skills
Alumni

Education

• Universities and colleges
• Elementary and secondary schools, public and private
• Professional language schools

• Teaching
• Research
• Administration
• Student Affairs Including:

  • International Education/Study Abroad
  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Student Support Services

• Library and Information Services
• English as a Second Language Instruction

K-12:
• Coordination
• public speaking
• critical thinking
• writing
• social perceptiveness
• complex problem solving

Higher Ed:
• Research
• Writing
• critical thinking
• judgement and decision making
• presentations

• Ohio State University Libraries, Coordinator of Outreach & Engagement
• University of Illinois at Chicago, Adjunct Professor
• George Washington University, Professor, Classics
• Pacific Grove Unified School District, Speech Language Pathologist
• Anderson Public Library, Information Services Librarian
• Scottsdale Academy, Drama and Poetry Instructor
• College of William and Mary, Classics Professor
• New Trier High School, Teacher

The Arts

Museums including:
• Public, private, university
• Art galleries
• Antique dealerships
• Art councils
• Historical societies and sites
• Archives
• Libraries
• Public research agencies
• Private foundations
• Theatrical companies

• Administration/Management
• Archival Work
• Education
• Research
• Translation
• Museum Work: Curatorship, Conservation, Restoration
• Design: Period, Exhibit, Costume, Set
• Development/Fundraising
• Appraisal

• strong interpersonal skills
• attention to detail
• ability to multitask
• organizational skills
• time management
• verbal and written communication
• ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

• Belchertown Public Library, Librarian
• Philadelphia Museum of Art, Legal Intern

Government (Public Policy)

• State and local government
• Federal government including:

  • Department of State
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Department of Education
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Government Printing Office
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Labor
  • Library of Congress
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • National Park Service
  • Department of Transportation

• Public Archives
• Libraries

• Administration
• Research
• Policy Analysis
• Lobbying
• Legislative Services
• Program Management
• Cultural Resource Management
• Translation/Interpreting
• Foreign Service
• Library and Information Services

• Administrative
• Communication
• Foreign Language
• Multitasking
• Leadership
• Prioritizing

• Securities and Exchange Commission
• Minnesota State Senate, State Senator
• New Hampshire House of Representatives, State Representative
• U S Environmental Protection, Environmental Scientist

Nonprofit

• Nonprofit organizations
• Social service organizations
• Churches and religiously affiliated groups

• Administration
• Research
• Grant Writing
• Development/Fundraising
• Programming
• Volunteer Coordination

• Creativity
• Multi-tasking
• Interpersonal
• Time Management
• Service Orientation
• Writing
• Social
• Perceptiveness                      
• Enthusiasm & knowledge for the cause

• Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE), Coordinator
• Counsel on Foreign Relations, Development Assistant
• U S Environmental Protection, Environmental Scientist
• Unity Hospice, Director/Social Worker

Communications

• Publishers
• Magazines
• Newspapers
• TV stations
• Film companies
• Internet sites
• Advertising agencies

• Technical Writing
• Editing
• Copywriting
• Journalism
• Research
• Translation

• advanced verbal and written communication
• flexibility and versatility
• ability to research and think critically
• strong interpersonal  skills
• creativity
• editing and attention to detail
• teamwork
• active listening  and interviewing
• time management
• computer and technical skills (in various forms of electronic media)         

• Kansas City Star, Television Critic
• Matthew Bender & Co Inc, Copy-editing Supervisor
• Hackett Publishing, Managing Editor
• Epic, Technical Writer
• JibJab Media, Writer
• University of Chicago, Writer of Children's Math Books
• Data Resources Inc, Technical Writer
• The History Press, Commissioning Editor

Business / Industry*
(Marketing & Advertising)*

• Business corporations in various industries including:

  • Retailers
  • Banks and financial institutions

• Insurance firms
• Hospitality and tourism related organizations
• Consulting firms

• Customer Service
• Management
• Sales
• Human Resources
• Public Relations
• Importing and Exporting
• Finance
• Consulting
• Technical Writing
• Insurance Underwriting and Claims Management

• Problem-Solving Skills
• Analytical Thinking Skills
• Leadership & Team Based Skills
• Business Judgment
• Communication Skills
• Project Management
• Professionalism

• Facebook, Inc., Digital Content Strategist
• Freelin-Wade, Accountant
• Aon, System Analyst
• 3Com Corporation, Senior Technical Training Consultant
• Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc., Vice President
• ORC Software, Sales Engineer
• TJM Capital Partners, Founder and Managing Partner
• Morgan Stanley, Associate
• Macy's, Associate Planner
• Boeing

Law

• Law firms
• Government agencies
• State and local government
• Corporations
• Public interest organizations
• Private practice
• Colleges and universities

• Law Assistance
• Prosecution
• Defense
• Contractual
• Corporate
• Nonprofit or Public Interest
• Government
• Mediation
• Lobbying

• Administrative
• Analytical Thinking
• Attention to Detail
• Time Management
• Writing Skills
• Active Learning

• American Bar Association, Director
• TrustBuilders Law Group, Associate Attorney
• Northwestern Law School Legal Clinic, Clinical Assistant Professor
• Cooley LLP, Partner
• Office of County Counsel, Senior Deputy
• Winter & Melbinger, LLP, Legal Assistant

Medicine

• Group or private practice
• Hospitals
• Clinics
• Health networks
• Nursing homes
• Rehabilitation centers
• Mental health institutions
• Federal, state, and local health departments
• Government agencies
• Armed services
• Correctional facilities
• Colleges and universities
• Medical schools
• Large corporations

• Allergology
• Anesthesiology
• Cardiology
• Dermatology
• Emergency Medicine
• Family and General Practice
• Gastroenterology
• Internal Medicine
• Obstetrics & Gynecology
• Orthopedics
• Pathology
• Pediatrics
• Psychiatry
• Radiology
• Surgery
• Research
• Public Health

• Flexibility
• Cross functional teamwork
• Analytical ability
• Communication skills
• Time and project management
• Technical and design (for research and manufacturing roles)
• Engineering coursework (for manufacturing based positions)

• NMFF Inc, Physician Anesthesiologist
• UnitedHealthcare
• Scottsdale Cat Clinic, Veterinarian
• Lake Mary Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy, Physician
• University Of Pennsylvania MC, Emergency Medicine Physician

Popular Industries (According to LinkedIn)

  • Education (27%)
  • Legal (12%)
  • Research (12%)
  • Human Resources (10%)
  • Media and Communication (10%)
  • Administrative (10%)
  • Consulting (10%)

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