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School of Natural Resources and Environment

School of Natural Resources and Environment

While You Are a Student

Before you graduate, be sure to explore these opportunities for professional development.

  • Gain skills living and interacting with other students in residence life/IRHA (Inter-Residence Hall Association) or off-campus living.
  • Study in small groups. Visit with the various campus tutoring services, such as the Teaching Center, the Writing Studio, and other college and departmental tutoring centers.
  • Get involved in a student organization, society, or council. Build valuable people interaction and leadership skill sets.
  • Explore Global Study opportunities with an advisor at the UFIC (UF International Center). Learn about other cultures and people in the world.
  • Gain experience through laboratory work, research, and internships.
  • Consider obtaining a minor.
  • Create a Gator CareerLink and explore the activities, services, and programs of the CRC (Career Resource Center). Have your resume updated on a semesterly basis, visit with the CRC for a resume makeover/critique, and learn how to interview effectively.
  • Attend the Career Showcases each semester to learn how to best utilize these career fairs as you search for internships, part-time jobs, or full-time employment.
  • Explore graduate studies, combined degree programs, and prepare for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.
  • By the time you graduate from UF, obtain 3-5 positive references.

Some information for undergraduate students who are looking for volunteer, research, laboratory, or paid experiences:

  • UF has a Ctr for Undergraduate Research, please see:
  • Our college, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) has a website on getting involved in research, please see:
  • Another way to go about seeking experiences is to look at what type of experience do you want to obtain:  
  • Look at/consider volunteer or paid experiences with the following: