Legion Project Bridge Program


The Paideia Institute’s Legion Project is proud to announce its new Bridge Program, a career placement initiative that advises and supports classicists as they seek to transition to fulfilling careers beyond the professoriate. The goal of the Bridge program is to set Classics PhDs onto a strong footing into non-academic careers through mentoring and networking.

The Paideia Institute has assembled a large network of successful professionals in numerous fields, including more than 50 Legionnaires, who are sympathetic to the difficult employment situation facing many classicists today. The Legion Project Bridge Program serves to connect successful applicants with this network as they begin looking for employment outside of the academic world. The Paideia Institute will assist successful applicants in their extra-academic job searches by referring them to our contacts in the professional world, who will act as mentors and coaches to guide the candidates towards an effective job hunt.

In order to apply, please email a current CV and a letter of interest (cover letter) to legion@paideia-institute.org. Your letter should address your motivation for transitioning to non-academic employment, identify any non-academic industries that particularly interest you, and demonstrate any skills that would applicable to that field.

N.B. Success in the Bridge Program is not a guarantee of employment, but it will get your resume in front of successful people who understand your situation and want to try to help you succeed.

The first round of applications is now closed. Paideia Institute staff will conduct informational interviews at the SCS Annual Meeting or by online meeting, subject to candidates’ availability.