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.

Demand Continues to Rise for Green Skills

Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) identified continued growth in energy industry jobs from 2019 to 2022. The projections for new job openings in clean energy through 2030 expect half of new jobs to be construction-related occupations.

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Gator Career Chat: Discover Green Careers – Panel Event Recap and Event Recording

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023 the Career Connections Center hosted a virtual panel event on careers related to sustainability. We partnered with three UF alumni working in different industries. The link to the panel recording is posted below, along with …

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Career Insights – Manufacturing Production Process Engineer

Parker McHenry is a UF alum who graduated in 2021 with an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree. McHenry was kind enough to share insights from his time as a student and his professional journey.

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Gabby Diaz-Portalatin Career Pathways Coach
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Soft Skills You Should Be Highlighting on your Resume

Is your resume primarily emphasizing technical skills? AgHires has laid out a great guide for soft skills to include in your resume for agriculture jobs, though this advice does not just apply to those seeking a job in agriculture. Crafting …

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An Introduction to Architecture, a Career Combining Mathematics and Creativity

Does a career in architecture sound interesting to you? Are you familiar with the common skills and different paths available in this field? This article in Indeed Career Guide provides an overview of the profession, the training and preparation required, …

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Alumni Connections

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AutoCAD 2024 Essential Training

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

After Effects Apprentice: 09 Expressions

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AutoCAD 2014 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Drawing Management

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AutoCAD 2014 Essentials with Jeff Bartels is a multi-part series that takes a more modular approach to this massive program,…

AutoCAD 2015 Essential Training

Taught by Scott Onstott
Scott Onstott has been using AutoCAD for 24 years and has witnessed its evolution into the world-leading application for computer-aided…

Modeling a Staircase with AutoCAD

Taught by Kacie Hultgren
This project-based AutoCAD course is perfect for flexing your 3D modeling skills. Learn to master a wide variety of AutoCAD’s…

Sketching for Product Design and AEC

Taught by Kevin Henry
Product designs usually end up as complex CAD drawings before going into production. But they often start as sketches. Sketching…

Modeling a Bicycle Frame with SOLIDWORKS 2014

Taught by Leon van den Heever
With this fast-paced and advanced SOLIDWORKS 2014 course, Leon van den Heever shows how to model the front triangle section…

Revit Structure 2016 Essential Training

Taught by Eric Wing
Learn how to create accurate foundation plans and framing plans, with details such as brace frames and trusses, with Revit…

Building a Gaming Console in Rhino

Taught by Dave Schultze
Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills: Learn how to build a game console! Author Dave Schultze shares some of…

AutoCAD: Plotting & Publishing

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When it comes to CAD, “plotting” refers to everything around printing and page setup, while “publishing” refers to electronic output.…

AutoCAD Facilities Management: Areas

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High-quality facility drawings give organizations the information they need to assign, redesign, and reallocate space, whether it’s for manufacturing or…

3D Content Creation for Virtual Reality

Taught by Craig Barr
Virtual reality is a booming industry. The technology for consumers and designers just keeps getting better. Learn how to take…

After Effects Guru: Plugins You Should Know

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Join Nick Harauz as he takes you through some of the options available to enhance your motion graphics workflow. Start…

Motion Graphics Loops: 2 After Effects Techniques

Taught by Owen Lowery
Learn looping animation techniques for motion graphics and web design using Adobe After Effects. Owen Lowery shows you how to…

Revit 2018: Essential Training for Architecture (Imperial)

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Learn the basics of using Revit 2018 for architectural design. This course is designed for students who have no prior…

AutoCAD: Tips & Tricks

Taught by Shaun Bryant
Take your CAD skills up a notch. Work smarter, not harder, with AutoCAD. iAutoCAD Tips & Tricks provides weekly tips,…

Unreal Game Mechanics: Camera Walk Action

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A swaying or bobbing motion that accompanies players as they walk a level can help add immersion to any game.…

Maya 2018 Essential Training

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Learn to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2018. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering,…

Employment Simulations

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Forage offers virtual work simulations that allow you to explore what it is like to work within a variety of of industries. These opportunities are completely free, with no prior experience or application needed to get started.

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Contact & Location


J. Wayne Reitz Union
Suite 1300
PO Box 118507
Gainesville, FL 32611-8507

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

We are located on Level 1 of the Reitz Union.