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Career paths
Examples of the next steps taken by recent Department of Classics graduates

George Ellis, Financial Analyst 

"I graduated from King’s in 2014, and have worked in Finance since. Currently I am the Group Financial Analyst for a luxury hotel chain, and prior to this I worked for an American Hedge Fund. I find my job very rewarding, as it involves a great mixture of high-level and theoretical analysis balanced alongside delivering concrete solutions to real stakeholders.  

During my time at King’s I was elected President of the Classics Society. In addition to being a highly enjoyable role, this experience was an excellent touchstone in job applications, demonstrating an entrepreneurial attitude and an interest in refining the strategy underpinning an organisation. My degree itself was also viewed favourably by employers as it shows versatility, academic rigour, and an analytical skillset. I would strongly advocate keeping an ambitious and open mind when applying for graduate jobs, as a Classics-related degree leaves almost all routes open."

Sabrina Mahfouz, Writer 

sabrina mahfouz"Studying Classics at King’s allowed me to get involved in the annual Greek Play – an Ancient Greek play performed in Ancient Greek. We did Hippolytus and though I was only part of the chorus, it was instrumental in giving me the confidence to go on stage in challenging circumstances, very helpful in my eventual career as a writer and performer! The literature element of the course has been hugely influential in the theatre work, poetry, librettos and fiction I’ve written and currently I’m working on a new translation of Prometheus Bound – which will feature fire artists, of course. Being in the capital city allowed me to experience the most contemporary theatre and literature events around whilst simultaneously studying and analysing some of the oldest. This was a great benefit, as it confirmed to me that there is no singular ‘right way’ to write or perform a story and storytelling belongs to everyone."

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