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.

Tips for Adapting your Resume for Different Positions

You’ve likely heard that you need to tailor or application materials and interview responses for the roles that you’re applying for. Check out this article by AgCareers for some tangible examples of how to customize your application materials and stand …

By Gabby Diaz-Portalatin
Gabby Diaz-Portalatin Career Pathways Coach
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Gator Career Chat: National and State Parks, Environmental Protection, and Conservation (workshop recap + recording)

On Thursday, February 22, 2024 the Career Connections Center hosted a panel presentation featuring professionals with careers in federal and state parks, environmental protection, and conversation, including UF alumni in these roles. Attendees gained valuable insights into diverse and rewarding …

By Gabby Diaz-Portalatin
Gabby Diaz-Portalatin Career Pathways Coach
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Explore a Career in Construction/Civil Construction

The Career Connections Center has partnered with Crisdel to offer a visit to one of their recent on-campus project sites.

Members of the Crisdel team will be on-site to meet students, discuss their recent project(s) at UF, and answer questions …

By Gabby Diaz-Portalatin
Gabby Diaz-Portalatin Career Pathways Coach
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A Roadmap to Sustainable Food Production and Resilient Communities via Urban Agriculture

Check out this blog post by UF IFAS, which discusses a theoretical framework that can guide urban agricultural systems, stemming from a three-year study led by expert scientists at the University of Florida’s Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences.

By Gabby Diaz-Portalatin
Gabby Diaz-Portalatin Career Pathways Coach
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Experience Changes Everything: Aldi Freshness Workshop Canceled

The C3 is sad to report that the “Experience Changes Everything: Aldi Freshness Workshop” for Friday, February 16th from 11:45-12:35 pm has been canceled. Please visit Gator CareerLink to find the other Experience Changes Everything events happening Friday.

By Marissa Altenburg, M.A., CCSP
Marissa Altenburg, M.A., CCSP
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Alumni Connections

  • Director of Sub Same Day Customer Fulfillment Amazon
Meet Samantha >
  • Mechanical Engineering Development Program Associate GE Appliances, a Haier company
Meet Phoebe >
  • Manufacturing Supervisor Lockheed Martin Corporation
Meet Ross >
  • President, Founder and Owner All Things Bugs LLC
Meet Dr Aaron T >
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Supply Chain Replenishment Buyer Genuine Parts Company
Meet Zachary >

Rachel Mandell, AICP

Alumni, Faculty
  • Senior Campus Planner The University of Florida
Meet Rachel >

Marissa Altenburg

Alumni, Faculty, Students / Peers
  • Gainesville, Florida
  • Integrative Career Solutions Manager | Gator Network Go-to Gal | LinkedIn Pro University of Florida, Career Connections Center
Meet Marissa >

Genaveve Henson

Alumni, Faculty
Meet Genaveve >

LinkedIn Learning

Creating Construction Documents with Revit

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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: 09 Expressions

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Expressions are one of the most powerful but underused features in After Effects. They can be used to animate layer…

AutoCAD 2014 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Drawing Management

Taught by Jeff Bartels
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

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

AutoCAD Facilities Management: Areas

Taught by Shaun Bryant
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

Taught by Nick Harauz
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

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

Maya 2018 Essential Training

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

Employment Simulations

Explore Career Options with Forage.

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.

Career Resources

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Visit this website to get on the right path in relation to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Explore different careers …

An online resource from that identifies the top 10 cities for green careers, different kinds of green career fields, …

Review base pay information for all levels of experience (from recent college grad to CEO/President). Select different regions within the …

Explore AIA resources to help you succeed in every aspect of architecture and design, with resources for every career stage …

An array of valuable resources and tools, such as interviews with influential leaders from prominent organizations, guidance on entering the …

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.