Classics Careers

A Classics student is well-positioned for many professions, including not just law, medicine, and graduate schools, but a wide variety of life paths.  Check out our Classics Careers page to see what previous majors and minors have done with the education they received in PLU Classics!

Career Connections: How Can PLU Help Me Find a Career?

A Classics student is well-positioned for many professions, including not just law, medicine, and graduate schools, but a wide variety of life paths.  Check out our Classics Careers page to see what previous majors and minors have done with the education they received in PLU Classics!

Student Employment

The Student Employment office helps students find jobs through work study or in on-campus employment.  Check it out!

Academic Internships

Career Connections maintains an Academic Internship office that helps students find internships with both local and national employers.  Check this site out for internships that can help you get a feel for different employers and position you for a job down the road.

Career Counseling

The Career Connections office offers Career Counseling to students and alumni of PLU.  The website has a number of resources aimed at helping students through the process of identifying an ideal career, finding employers, applying for jobs, and self-presentation in job materials and interviews. You can find advice on:

Classics Internships and Fellowships


Center For Hellenic Studies

Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC

Kelmer Roe

What is Kelmer Roe?

  • The Kelmer Roe Fellowship funds a student to work with a Humanities faculty on a joint scholarly project that “bring[s] the wisdom of the Humanities disciplines to bear on enduring human questions and the contemporary problems of our time.”
  • The Fellowship may cover the summer or work over a regular academic year, but in either case, the student can expect to work an equivalent of eight full-time (40-hour) weeks.
  • The Fellowship covers travel, research expenses, and includes a $3,000 stipend.

Who is Eligible?

  • Continuing students (i.e., not graduating seniors) who have declared a major in Humanities:  English, Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Religion, Scandinavian Studies, Classics, and Chinese Studies.

A Kelmer Roe Fellowship is an excellent way to delve more deeply into the research your faculty does, to make a real and lasting contribution to knowledge, and to build your own CV or resume. For more information, talk to a professor!

Continuing With Classics: Applying to Graduate School

Applying to graduate school is major life decision.  To help you out, our faculty have prepared a detailed guide that takes you step by step through the questions you should consider and the often complicated process of picking schools and filling out the applications.   While you’re thinking about whether you’d like to take the plunge, read carefully through this guide:  Advice for Applying to Graduate School in Classics.

There are many different fields of Classics:  see if one of the following suits you!

Professional Schools: Another Alternative

A Classics major can go on to do very many things.  Here are just a few of the professional schools for which Classics is an excellent undergraduate major or double-major.

  • City Planning
  • Law School
  • Library Studies
  • Medical school
  • Museum Studies
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy