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While it definitely takes research and planning to prepare for a career, we hope that this guide has demystified the process and given you some concrete ideas about where to start. Your investment in and passion for classics can pave your path to a fulfilling career. Above all, we encourage you to start thinking about life after college early, take advantage of the people and resources available at your undergraduate institution, make it a habit to talk to people who are doing jobs you’re interested in, and be honest with yourself about what you’re good at and what you really care about. Bonam fortunam!


We owe a special debt of gratitude to Kenneth Kitchell, whose Careers for Classicists, published by the American Philological Association in 1999 (and revised as Careers for Classicists in Today’s World in 2012) blazed the trail for this publication.

Our sincere thanks to those listed below and anyone else whose name we may have inadvertently omitted:

Indira Abiskaroon Phoebe Kasdin
Ronnie Ancona Toni Landis
Peter Anderson Sophie Mills
Michael Arnush Melissa Morison
Vanessa Atler Nigel Nicholson
Jeff Beneker Josiah Osgood
Jerry Brooks Jr. Matthew Panciera
Jeremiah Chatham Daniel Pullen
Helen Cullyer Annalisa Quinn
Monica Cyrino Teresa Ramsby
Kirsten Day Yossi Roisman
Angela Erickson Mary Rossini
Elizabeth Fisher Sonia Sabnis
Chris Fuelling Norman Sandridge
Laurel Fulkerson Scott Schupbach
Barbara Gold Tom Sienkewicz
Anne Groton Aaron Smith
Clara Hardy Rebecca Sinos
Yurie Hong Rebecca Sullens
Ben Holec Andrew Szegedy-Maszak
Mary Jaeger Alexander Tulin
Kyle Jazwa Lauren Van Schepen