After Graduation

A Classics and Archaeology degree sharpens your intellectual, critical, logical, and communication skills.

Your Classics and Archaeology degree counts as that post secondary degree now expected of most employment opportunities. Classics and Archaeology graduates are found in a great variety of occupations and have gone into graduate programs both in Canada and abroad. Our graduates work in many different fields including Law, Library Science, Teaching, Museum Work, Publishing, Civil Service, Policing, Art Conservation, Administration and more.

What have some of our alumni been doing since they graduated?

Robb Bhardwaj works in the Planning Assessment Division at Archaeological Services Inc. in Burlington, Ontario after earning both his BA and MA degrees at Brock. He holds a professional archaeological license from the province of Ontario and has worked as a field archaeologist for ten years and a project manager for the last three. In his current position, he guides clients through the Stage 1-2 Archaeological Assessment process, consults with various Indigenous communities and stakeholders, and oversees 30-50 projects a year.

Chelsea Carss completed her Master’s of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto and two exciting internships at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens and the British Museum in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies assisting with the Naukratis Project. She currently work in the not-for-profit sector at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto.

Emma Fotino has been at Igloo Software since 2017 where started as a Technical Support Specialist and has subsequently been promoted first to Senior Technical Analyst and now to Technical Account Manager. In her current role, she manages the accounts of Igloo’s Platinum customers, acting as a liaison between the company and the customer, and advocating on their behalf.

Nikki Jago-McClymont graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master’s of Museum Studies and worked as a Curatorial Assistant for the Aurora Historical Society at Hillary House National Historical Site in Aurora, ON before beginning a career in the Ontario Public Service. She is currently the Branch Coordinator in the Infrastructure Project Delivery Branch, Infrastructure Technology Services Division, Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery in Oshawa. There she provides support to the branch through the coordination and delivery of budget administration, financial management, contract management, procurement, and human resources.

Brittany Orlando is a Registered Midwife working Beamsville, Ontario. An autonomous health care provider, she provides antepartum and postpartum care (making confident use of her Latin skills!) for mothers and babies up to six weeks of age, and delivers babies at home and in hospital.

Jennifer Phenix is a Professor of Humanities at Sheridan College in its School of Humanities and Creativity. She teaches courses on Greek and Roman mythology, heroes of classical and contemporary myth, and the epic tradition in Greek and Latin literature.

Mike Pitul completed a Master’s in Heritage Resource Management Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. He has been employed at Detritus Consulting for the past seven years and is a partner within the firm. He leads the Niagara Region office of Detritus as a Project Archaeologist where his responsibilities include managing archaeological projects and conducting fieldwork in the Niagara Region and throughout Southern Ontario.

Stephanie Radchenko earned a Master’s in Classical Art and Archaeology at King’s College, London (UK) and currently works at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto as a Museum Operations Representative. Her position revolves around helping to supervise museum operations such as ticketing, customer services, and events. She also assists with other departments, a highlight being an opportunity to serve as project curator for a recent exhibition.

Heather Wellock works at the St Catharines Public Library as a Digitization Technician. She oversees many of the activities associated with the library’s local history collection including staff training, in-depth assistance, and collection development, and also works with community stakeholders to find ways to increase access to the physical and digital local history collection.

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