Welcome to our summer placement student


I’m Natalie Olembo, a first year Philosophy and Politics (BA) student at the University of Manchester and over the summer I’ll be on an 8-week placement with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) here in my hometown of Reading. What attracted me to the placement was the opportunity to see firsthand how a professional body operates and the projects set out on the placement briefing. Over the next coming weeks, I’ll be researching and writing up a report on how CIfA can improve the way it communicates careers information to a diverse and technologically aware audience. I’ll also be looking at how information about the work CIfA undertakes, as a professional body, is communicated to members and Registered Organisations, and how we can improve that.

I have just completed my first week and I can say that for someone who does not have any background in archeology whatsoever, but an interest in human history and cultures, I am fully starting to grasp the interesting world of archaeology and seeing the vast career opportunities that are available. I cannot wait to see what the placement holds in the coming weeks and where it will take me in the future. However, one thing I know is that I’m in safe hands with the dedicated CIfA members of staff who are ready to help me every step of the way.

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Reading RG6 6DE

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