Architecture, Manufacturing , Natural Resources and Agriculture

The resources and tools found within this community have been designed and curated to support students who are interested in fields related to Architecture, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, and Agriculture. This community covers three main industry areas:

  1. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources – this includes occupations where professionals work to produce, manage, sell, and protect agricultural goods, as well as other environmental and green careers.
  2. Architecture and Construction – Professionals within these industries leverage design, planning and management skills to build and maintain structures such as buildings, homes, bridges, or machinery.
  3. Manufacturing – Occupations involve planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and the related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing, and process engineering.

You are welcome to engage with as many pathways as you would like! Take time to review the community – check out the articles and blog posts and explore the resources to learn more about these industries. You will also find things you can do now, like joining a related student organization or getting involved with a professional association, to explore and develop relevant skills and knowledge.

Insights from a Leader in Smart Manufacturing

Check out this interview with Veronica Messersmith, President of the Americas at Sandvik Coromant. Messersmith provides insights on mentorship, the future of smart manufacturing, and other topics related to her personal experience and career success.

By Gabby Diaz-Portalatin
Gabby Diaz-Portalatin Career Pathways Coach
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What Companies Are in the Energy Field in 2024?

The energy field is massive, spanning renewable energy, nuclear power, and oil and gas. But, what companies are in the energy field? Many of the largest energy companies focus on oil and gas, though companies in solar power and electric …

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How to Protect Yourself from Job Scams

In today’s digital age, it’s important to be vigilant against job scams that prey on unsuspecting individuals. According to the Better Business Bureau, Employment scams cost workers about $2 billion in direct losses each year. The scammers know how to …

By Erin Lin
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Career Spotlight: Urban Planners

Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference? If the idea of identifying community needs and developing short and long-term solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges sounds exciting, you may want to consider a career …

By Gabby Diaz-Portalatin
Gabby Diaz-Portalatin Career Pathways Coach
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Attend Your Next Conference with Confidence

The Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI) offers some tips to help you attend your next conference with confidence. Read it on the TESI blog.

By Gabby Diaz-Portalatin
Gabby Diaz-Portalatin Career Pathways Coach
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LinkedIn Learning

Creating Construction Documents with Revit

Taught by Rina Sahay
If you’re trying to get the hang of Autodesk Revit, there’s nothing like building a real-world model. In this course,…

Sustainability for Design, Construction, and Manufacturing

Taught by Fulya Kocak Gin
Design, construction, and manufacturing are vital industries, but have you wondered about ways to make them sustainable while adding value?…

AutoCAD 2024 Essential Training

Taught by Shaun Bryant
AutoCAD 2024 is a powerful design and drafting software application used to create precise 2D and 3D designs. In this…

After Effects Apprentice: 10 Time Games

Taught by Trish Meyer
Discover how to manipulate time in After Effects. Author Chris Meyer shows how to stop, slow, and speed up footage,…

SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design

Taught by Gabriel Corbett
CAD software like SOLIDWORKS makes sheet metal design quick and cost effective. This course gets you up to speed with…

SOLIDWORKS Rendering with PhotoView 360

Taught by Gabriel Corbett
How do you present a technical design in a way that everyone can understand? Try PhotoView 360, which makes it…

After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keying

Taught by Mark Christiansen
Color keying, also known as chroma keying, lets you shoot a foreground scene and insert it into virtually any background;…

After Effects Compositing: 2 Matching Foreground to Background

Taught by Mark Christiansen
Creating a moving shot that is made up of disparate elements and looks as though it was taken all at…

After Effects Compositing: 5 Rotoscoping & Edges

Taught by Mark Christiansen
So you’ve decided to rotoscope. Performing a “roto,” an animated selection with masking and paint tools, is time consuming, but…

After Effects Compositing: 6 Tracking and Stabilization

Taught by Mark Christiansen
Tracking is one of the most powerful ways to make your After Effects work more sophisticated, and one of the…

After Effects Compositing: 3 Advanced Matching and Looks

Taught by Mark Christiansen
Compositing is all about matching, and in this course we go beyond the fundamentals of matching foreground and background, into…

After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposing

Taught by Trish Meyer
Let Chris and Trish Meyer share with you two of the core secrets required to become an efficient After Effects…

Learning Revit 2025

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Autodesk Revit is one of the most popular building information modeling (BIM) solutions today. This course, suitable for both Revit…

After Effects Apprentice: 12 Tracking and Keying

Taught by Trish Meyer
Explore how to use the motion tracker and stabilizer built into After Effects and shows how to handle a variety…

After Effects Apprentice: 11 3D Space

Taught by Trish Meyer
This installment of the After Effects Apprentice series introduces 3D space in Adobe After Effects. Authors Chris and Trish Meyer…

After Effects Apprentice: 13 Paint Roto and Puppet

Taught by Trish Meyer
In this course, Trish and Chris Meyer introduce a series of creative tools inside Adobe After Effects. The centerpiece is…

After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layers

Taught by Trish Meyer
In this course, author Chris Meyer shows how to create and animate vector-based artwork directly inside Adobe After Effects. The…

After Effects Apprentice: 02 Basic Animation

Taught by Trish Meyer
Trish Meyer leads beginners through a gentle introduction to Adobe After Effects: from creating a new project and importing sources,…

After Effects Apprentice: 03 Advanced Animation

Taught by Trish Meyer
In this course, Chris Meyer helps beginning After Effects artists take their animations to the next level. Chris shows how…

After Effects Apprentice: 01 Pre-Roll

Taught by Trish Meyer
This short course is designed for those who have never used Adobe After Effects, or those who might need a…

Career Resources

Career Paths for Civil Engineers

This brochure outlines possible career paths for civil engineers working in public agencies, academia, consulting, industry, and construction.

Explore opportunities at the Environmental Protection Agency and resources to support you through the application process.

A newly launched resource for students and alumni, spotlighting the USDA Forest Service – information for early career job seekers …

This report looks at compensation data by degree level, sector, location, and more.

U.S. Green Building Council shares information on a variety of occupations, including learning and credentialing opportunities.

The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine Pre-Vet Tool Kit. This is your survival guide to getting into veterinary …

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