Job Search Series

The Graduate School, the Career Connections Center, and IFAS/CALS Department of Agronomy will host events during the Spring 2022 semester on entering the job market.

Designed for late-stage graduate students and postdocs, the events will focus primarily on non-academic careers, although some information will apply to academic job searches as well.

There are two parts to the Job Search Series: 

1. Seminars on essential skills to identify, pursue, and secure professional positions

2. UF-A2i. Intensive immersion days to develop professional skills and interact with industry leaders (space limited to 50 participants). If you are chosen to participate in A2i, you must also attend all the seminars for part one above. 

More information on both parts of the series is available below. The application opens November 15, 2021. Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis, so apply early to guarantee a spot.

 “UF-A2i is an excellent way for companies to reach high performing students…my colleagues and I were greatly impressed…” Matthew Johnston, Global Head of Vegetables, Syngenta 

The same application is used for both parts of the Job Search Series. You can indicate in the application if you'd like to be considered for the A2i portion. 

Apply here 


Email Dr. Talline Martins at or Dr. James Estrada at

Sessions will be offered in person on the following days from 3:30 - 5:00 pm: 

January 24 - The Non-Academic Job Search

January 31 - Converting CVs to Resumes

February 7 - Elevator Pitch and Networking

February 14 - Interview Skills

February 21 - Negotiating Salaries

What is UF-A2i? 

UF- A2i is a bold, new approach to workforce training for UF graduate students and post-doctoral associates. Through UF-A2i, participants can interact directly with global industry leaders, build key business, leadership, and communication skills, and explore employment opportunities.  

When is UF-A2i?  

UF-A2i will be held on four Tuesdays during the Graduate School Job Search Series: January 25th, and February 1st, 15th, and 22nd. UF-A2i “Immersion Days” will be held from 1:00-5:00 pm at UF Innovates (January 25th) and the Reitz Union (all February dates).  

Why Should you attend UF-A2i?  

UF-A2il features resume workshops, mock interviews, team projects, and networking events – all led by industry leaders and focused on providing participants with a competitive edge in the job market.  

How Can I apply to UF-A2i?  

Simply select “Yes” in the dropdown menu when asked if you would like to apply for UF-A2i in the Job Search Series application and briefly explain why you would like to attend. Admission for A2i is competitive and will be limited to just 50 spots. Those selected will receive an email notification no later than January 10th, 2022. Participants are required to pay a one-time $50 attendance fee.