When I was in college, I was often asked what I planned to do with my degree in classics. No career counselor had suggested that studying classics is preparation to move to China, and that living China is preparation for game development, so I would have trouble answering this question.
I’ve started to do some work for National Geographic, on the new World of Secrets Facebook game. Part of this job involves reading news about classical archaeology to determine the most awesome ones, and another part involves playing the game lots and lots, and writing. Playing games, writing, and reading interesting nerd things are pretty much my skill set.
And now I know that the answer to “What do you do with a degree in Classics?” is “Worry that game characters will damage fictional artifacts with their fictional camera flashes.”