This session covers:

  • What can you do with your Ancient History and Classics majors?
  • What should students studying Ancient History and Classics do to enhance their employability during their university studies?
  • How are the knowledge and skills gained from your Ancient History and Classics majors applicable to real life careers?

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to leading industry professionals working in relevant roles and hear their experiences, stories and advice.

All registered students will receive a recording of the session.

Meet our Panel

Matilda McLennan Bird, Legal Support Officer, Queensland Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Matilda has a Bachelor of Arts (Extended Major in Ancient History), Bachelor of Laws (Hons), and a Diploma of Languages (Classical Languages - Latin) (2019). Throughout her time at university, she engaged in several volunteering opportunities such as mentoring with the UQ Classics and Ancient History Society, volunteering for the Queensland Museum and Newstead House, holding various roles with UQ Law Society Inc, and as a research volunteer for the UQ Pro Bono Centre. During her studies, she worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Tamara Walsh, and as the Reasons Proofing Officer at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Following her graduation, in 2020 Matilda worked as the Associate to the Honourable Judge Glen Cash QC of the Maroochydore District Court, and in 2021 as the Associate to the Honourable Justice Ann Lyons, Senior Judge Administrator of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Brisbane. 

After a 2-month work experience opportunity in her penultimate year with the Queensland Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Matilda has returned to the ODPP as a Legal Support Officer.


Tilishia Moodley, Salesforce Platform Manager, PwC Australia
Tilishia graduated from a Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History) / Law in 2019. Part way through her studies, she took an entry level role in the IT department of PwC Australia and is currently the Platform Manager for Salesforce. 

Through her role at PwC Australia, Tilishia found her passion for transformation technology and is currently studying a masters of Information Technology, Software Engineering. 



David Pritchard, Associate Professor of Greek History, Discipline Convenor Classics and Ancient History
David M. Pritchard is Associate Professor of Greek History and Discipline-Convenor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland. David has a BA Honours (with University Medal) and a PhD in Ancient History from Macquarie University. After completing his PhD his early roles included; Associate Lecturer at Macquarie University, consultant for the Olympics exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, and Junior Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies. 

Today, David has taught for nearly 20 years and has obtained thirteen research fellowships in Australia, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In 2019-20 he was a research fellow in l’Institut d’études avancées de l’université de Lyon. David is also the author of 5 books, 60 articles and chapters, and 38 opinion pieces.


About HASS Career Seminar Series

The HASS Career Seminar Series invites HASS industry and alumni to participate in online panel discussions where students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how the panel used their HASS degrees and skills to help them transition into careers after graduation.

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Online via Zoom