What Can I Do with an MHC Major in Classics?

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
  • Smithsonian
  • Goodwin Procter, LLP
  • Tor Books
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • Various City Offices
  • Various public and private schools
  • District and State Court Systems

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Urban Planner
  • Translator
  • Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Publisher
  • Writer/Editor
  • Travel Industry Associate

Online Resources:

  • Careers for Classics Majors
    The Loyola University page lists job titles, famous classics majors, and online resources.
  • Archaeological Institute of America
    AIA website includes fellowships, fieldwork opportunities, a job placement service, and a “Checklist of Advice for Job Candidates in Classics.”
  • Careers for Classicists in Today's World
    The American Philological Association provides information on careers for classicists.
  • The American Classical League
    Check out grants and scholarships, publications, and opportunities in academia.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations including translators, social scientists, archivists, teachers, and curators.
  • Spotlight on Careers
    Explore the Museums and Social Sciences Research pages - find career profiles, internship opportunities, and educational resources.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    Provides specific career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing. Occupational surveys from real employees in each industry are also available.

Career Resource Library:

Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.