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Food and Resource Economics Department

Food and Resource Economics Department

Career Resources

Career Resources for Graduate Students

Department Resources

Join the FRE Job Market Candidate web page.  Submit your resume or CV and 2-4 research areas, committee chair name(s), permanent email address, and any additional links (personal website, LinkedIn profile, etc.) to David DePatie  Please remove your physical address and phone number on the resume you submit for the FRE job market candidate website.

  • UF Career Resource Center (CRC)

    Gator CareerLink is a career portal that connects you to employment opportunities, career fairs, workshops, and tools.  Gator CareerLink is a free service provided for students and alumni. Create a Gator CareerLink account ...

    CRC Events and Programs - View upcoming events and programs offered by the CRC.  Some of the listed events are geared specifically toward addressing the career needs of graduate and Ph.D. students.  View events ...

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  • External Resources

    Graduate Career Consortium is a national organization comprised of professionals at research universities and medical schools in the U.S. and Canada serving Ph.D. students and post-doctoral scholars, incorporated in 2014 and became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2015.

    Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is a not-for-profit association serving the professional interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics.  Members of the AAEA are employed by academic or government institutions, as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of teaching, research, and extension/outreach activities. Their work addresses a broad range of topics such as the economics of agriculture, international and rural development, resources and the environment, food and consumer issues, and agribusiness.

  • Graduate Student Professional Development

    This newly formed unit within the Graduate School promotes professional development activities to expose students to a range of career opportunities within and outside academia, and to provide sessions and workshops. We seek opportunities and means to provide graduate students with additional skills and tools in areas that transcend disciplinary knowledge and content, including both written and oral communication with non-scientific audiences, the ethical conduct of inquiry, critical thinking and the like. Moreover, we work collaboratively with academic and administrative units to create opportunities for students to engage in professional experiences such as internships, international experiences—teaching, research, and graduate study abroad ventures, and we are encouraging our students to pursue Fulbright fellowships and other international related opportunities.  Contact Bradley Osburn, Academic Assistant, for more information.

    • Professional Development Resources - The Graduate School supports UF graduate students' professional development by creating programming, and collaborating with various units and colleagues across campus on a number of professional development opportunities available throughout the year.
    • Graduate Student Research Day - an annual poster presentation event featuring research from graduate students in all disciplines. GSRD is unique in that it invites participants from all departments, thereby creating an exceptional professional development opportunity for UF students. Students are challenged to present their research to faculty and peers both from within and outside of their field of study. GSRD has also featured workshops in the past featuring preeminent hires and guest speakers.
    • Three Minute Thesis (3MT) - a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia. It challenges graduate students to make a compelling presentation on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. The competition helps students develop academic, presentation and research communication skills and the capacity to explain their research to a non-academic audience.
    • Graduate Student Mentoring Award - Mentoring is defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentee) to develop specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth. For the purposes of this award, mentoring examples include, but are not limited to: peer mentorship (mentoring less experienced or new students in the program or department), career counseling, helping undergraduates to prepare for a graduate program, conducting research and co-authoring/presenting research results, providing guidance on how to effectively collaborate with researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary areas, and helping K-12 classrooms (students and teachers) with science endeavors.
    • Organization for Graduate Student Academic and Professional Development (OGAP) - Born out of the Innovation through Institutional Integration (I-Cubed) grant and is focused on professional development, mentoring, prioritizing student interests and needs, and facilitating effective communication between graduate students, faculty advisors, and university administrators.
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