Career Exploration

For more information on what you can do with a major in Classical and Near Eastern Religions & Cultures, visit CLA Career Services or explore Handshake, the U of M's exclusive online career database.

Career development is a lifelong process of self-discovery, career exploration, gaining meaningful experiences, intentional reflection, and career decision-making and planning. Utilize CLA Career Services staff and resources to help you navigate your career exploration and post-graduation planning process.


Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures go on to a number of different professional fields, becoming curators, historians, professors, lawyers, and more. The coursework you pursue provides a great foundation for many areas of interest upon graduation. The careful reading and writing, critical thinking, and communication skills you will gain will become immediately applicable as you enter the workforce.


In addition, what you do outside of the classroom can improve your confidence, enhance your skills, and build your resume. Therefore, we encourage you to seek out real-world experience through research opportunities, community engagement, and internships to help you feel confident in your decision upon graduation. Students may also gain valuable and relevant skills in Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures by studying abroad.


Prioritize your next steps by building an effective strategy for applying to graduate programs, jobs, and/or service opportunities. You are encouraged to schedule an individual appointment with a CLA Career Counselor by calling 612-624-7577, explore Handshake, the U of M’s exclusive job and internship search database. and attend upcoming employer and career events and workshops to start building a network. You can also connect with us online via Facebook.

CLA Career Services

411 Bruininks Hall


Career Services Website

Career Counselor, Katy Hinz