A2i Spring 2019

The first week of this past March, the CSRA held the second Annual A2i Symposium. Thirty-seven students from 15 UF departments attended the 4-day event, graciously hosted by the UF Career Connection Center in their newly renovated space at the Reitz Union. The group was able to hear and interact with representatives from 6 companies (including one NGO!) of various sizes. The symposium also included some very concrete professional development aspects such as how to write a cover letter, how to build a CV, how to prepare for a job interview, how to set up an efficient LinkedIn profile, and more. Dr. James Estrada, who put this event together, said that according to the feedback he has received so far, both students and industry representatives truly enjoyed the event and felt it was very valuable. A2i will be held every Spring during Spring Break, but smaller A2i+ events will be organized throughout the year. Space will be more limited than for the regular A2i symposium and priority will be given to students who have already attended an A2i symposium, but students are encouraged to reach to Dr. Estrada for any questions!

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, guests and students for making this go on without a hitch! Below is a list of everyone involved:

Matthew Johnston Sponsor Syngenta
Diego Luzuriaga Sponsor Florida Crystals
Keith Ingram Sponsor Mars Inc.
Jean-Phillipe Marelli Sponsor Mars Inc.
Ashley DuVal Sponsor Mars Inc.
Kris Serbesoff-King Sponser The Nature Conservancy
Steve Coates Sponsor The Nature Conservancy
Jennifer Crane Sponsor LA Urban Farms
Melanie Dorsey Sponsor LA Urban Farms
Glenn Robinette Guest Speaker LA Urban Farms
Almon Gunter Guest Speaker Almon Gunter Motivates
Chris Wilson Panel Moderator University of Florida
Macelo Wallau Panel Moderator University of Florida
Marcio Resende Horticultural Sciences University of Florida
Luke Flory Agronomy University of Florida
Esteban Rios Agronomy University of Florida
Christine Angelini Environmental Engineering Sciences University of Florida
Alina Zare Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Florida
Chris Liebold Guest Speaker JM Smucker Co.