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113 C100 Jennifer Mcniven – Archaeologist

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Archaeology is the study of past human activities through the recovery and analysis of artifacts, architecture, and cultural samples.  Archaeologist not only search and collect data and material samples, but also study and analyze their discoveries to create archaeological records.  The study of ancient remnants and remains helps us learn more about past societies and the development of the human race as a whole.


This week, we are graced by the presence of a renowned Archaeologist, Jennifer McNiven, who will be our guest professional for our weekly episode of the Top Career 100 Podcast.

Jennifer is a self-confessed history nerd her entire life from a family of history nerds.  From her early days in upstate New York, she dreamed of being an actor and an archaeologist.  Although Jennifer went to college as a theater major, her familial inclination to history had paved the way for her future career in Archaeology.  She sees archaeology as not only an interesting career but beneficial to the society.

Let’s join Felicia Gopaul, founder and the president of the College Funding Resources, as she talks with Jennifer in sharing her enthusiasm on her chosen career. Some of the highlights of this interview series include:

  • When she shared her journey in becoming an archaeologist
  • Her enthusiasm in being a practicing archaeologist
  • What are the factors that she considered in pursuing a career in archaeology?
  • How her love for history makes her succeed in her chosen field?
  • What are some of the trends in archaeology that students should know about
  • How archaeology impacts our society.

To know more about our archaeologist guest, you may want to visit her website at www.jennifermcniven.com.


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