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The study of Greek and Latin form the core of majoring in classics. In addition, the study of the literature, history, philosophy, and culture of Greece and Rome allows one to explore the full spectrum of classical culture and its influence through subsequent ages.
The major profile below includes: a sample of post-graduation plans of recent Princeton Classics graduates, a sample of internships from those in the major, and online resources and professional associations offering career information.
Post-Graduation Plans of Recent Classics Majors*
- Analyst - Susquehanna International Group,LLP, Philadelphia, PA
- Mathematics Teacher - Teach for America, Baton Rouge, LA
- Associate Consultant - Bain and Company, Boston, MA
- Parent Outreach Coordinator - Princeton Project 55: NY Center for Child Development, New York, NY
- Fellow - Teach for India, Mumbai, India
- Classics - Ph.D. - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
- Library and Information Science - M., L.I.S. - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- Russian, Central Asian & Eastern European Studies - M.A. - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
* These are actual jobs and graduate programs recent graduates accepted.
Internships of Recent Classics Majors
- Land Steward - D and R Greenway, Princeton, NJ
- Intern Investigator - D.C. Public Defender Service, Washington, DC
- Intern - Monument Group, Boston, MA
- Intern - Agecroft Association, Richmond, VA
- Intern - Tribeca Productions, New York, NY
- Associate Consultant Intern - Bain and Company, New York, NY
Classics Alumni from Princeton
Alumni have VOLUNTEERED to have students contact them for advice and information about majors and careers. The Alumni Careers Network (ACN), with 4,500 volunteers worldwide, is a searchable on-line database of Princeton alumni who are willing and eager for you to contact them so they can provide you with advice and assistance. Search the database for Classics alumni, to learn more about the careers that people from this major sometimes pursue.
Resources and Information Online
- Curators - Tasks Performed & Skills Required (O*NET)
- Languages and Literature Teachers - Tasks Performed & Skills Required (O*NET)
- Archeologists - Tasks Performed & Skills Required (O*NET)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Career Overview
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership- based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Often professional association websites offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts. The National Trade and Professional Associations Directory in Career Services can provide more ideas.