Construction Interviewing Day

Employers recruit Construction Management and Civil and Industrial Engineering majors and minors for full-time, part-time, internship, and co-op positions. Participating organizations will choose which students and alumni to interview from among those who submit resumes for consideration. 

Please Note: There are student deadlines and employer deadlines associated with registering for Construction Interview Day. Read below for more information on CID deadlines.

Event Information

Date: March 24, 2023


  • 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | Networking time to fill open interview slots or network
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Prescheduled Interviews, see details below to participate

Location: LSU Student Union Ballroom

Thank You to Our Construction Interviewing Day Event Sponsors

ARCO | Cajun Industries | Joeris General Contractors Ltd. | Harvey Builders | ISC Constructors LLC | The Newtron Group | PALA Group, Inc. | Perrier Esquerre Contractors LLC | Pike | Quanta | Roy Anderson Corp | Russell Marine, LLC | Turner Industries Group, LLC | Vaughn Construction | Weeks Marine


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Read our Sponsorship Information below!


Student Information

This event has a variety of deadlines associated with different types interview opportunities that require pre-scheduling, including the most popular Preselect Interviews. To participate in interviews, students should review important event participation deadlines in the Student Deadlines Packet.

Student Deadlines Packet

Attend CID Student Preparation Programs

  • CID Resume Workshops
  • CID Resume Drop-Ins

View Employers Attending CID

Look up the employers attending. Read up on their mission statements, curriculums, services or products they provide, or any industry trends. Then, draft questions you have about companies and opportunities. If possible, apply to any jobs you are interested in before the event.

View Employers Registered For This Event

Business casual attire is required; students may choose to dress in business professional attire.


Employer Information

Employer Registration

Registration is completed through Handshake. Not a Handshake user yet? Create your free account today!

Register for Construction Interviewing Day

Please note: Payment instructions will be sent to you via email within one week of your registration submission. Questions? Contact Courtney Edwards at 


Deadlines for Employers

For deadline dates associated with all schedule types (preselect, open and room only), please view the Employer Event Information Packet.

Employer Event Information Packet

Deadlines for Pre-select to Alternate Schedules

  • Interview Schedule and Job Posting Due in Handshake: February 24 by noon      
  • Student Application Start Date: January 17
  • Student Application End Date: March 1
  • Primary & Alternate Selections Due: March 6 by noon
  • Primary and alternate sign up: March 8 – March 10     


Deadlines for Room Only Schedules

Companies have the opportunity to pull resumes from Handshake on their own, and create their interview schedule for the day by directly contacting students. Employers must log into Handshake and follow these instructions to request a Room Only interview schedule and attach a job posting.

Students will submit resumes via Handshake from January 17 – March 1.

Job Postings will close on March 1. After that date, you must collect resumes outside of Handshake.

By March 13 at 8am: Submit your final schedule using this template to Garnesha Beck via email (

  • Please review the Employer Event Information Packet for details and deadlines.
  • Make a lasting impression on students by registering as an Event Sponsor.
  • Please also review the Event Refund, Cancellation, and Weather Policy.
  • By registering for this event, you confirm that all employer representatives have read and agree to the information and policies on our Employer Policies page.
  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided. If you have dietary needs, please note there other options in and around the LSU campus for you to explore.

7:30 a.m. | Employer Check In Opens

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | Open networking time for students to learn more about the organizations present, make contacts, and speak to employers about any interview opportunities that may still be available. This is the final opportunity for employers to make changes to CID interview schedules.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Employer Welcome Keynote Speaker

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Interviews

12 – 1 p.m. | Lunch

1 – 4:30 p.m. | Interviews

Registration Fee: $350

The only materials you need to bring are a stack of business cards and/or information about your organization.

You are welcome to bring displays that will fit within an 6-foot table display area, and a tablecloth for your table.

Popup banners are only allowed during the networking time from 8:30–9:15 a.m.

Signage no wider than a 6ft table, personalized linens and giveaways are acceptable.

We will also have plastic tablecloths available for use if needed.

Please view our downloadable Construction Interviewing Day FAQ file for more information.

Construction Interviewing Day FAQs


No problem! We print name tags on-site upon your arrival and do not need recruiter names in advance.  Each recruiter must check in at the Employer Check-In station.

Pop-up banners and large signage is not permitted at this event. Small table signage no bigger than the length of a 6 ft table, personalized linens, and giveaways are acceptable.

Participation in the networking portion is not mandatory, however, we encourage all employers to attend.  It is especially important for employers who have openings on their schedule, as this is the only time during the event to add additional students.

Your schedule must be submitted by a specified deadline prior to CID. A copy of that schedule will be available to you when you check in on the day of the event. 

Upon your arrival, we will ask for updates to your schedule. A member of the LSU OCC staff will come by after the networking period to collect your schedule with any new changes. 

No, all students will be asked to leave the ballroom during employer lunch. Please do not schedule an interview during this hour. 

No. If you need a second interview schedule, please let our team know in advance so, if availability allows, we can add a second schedule for you.

The event is held in the LSU Union Ballroom and the Recruitment Center.  The Ballroom has an 90-table capacity and is an open room with other companies conducting interviews at tables side by side, where the opening keynote, lunch and networking session occur.  The Recruitment Center is used as an interviewing space only and is adjacent to the Ballroom and it hosts 22 private interview rooms (lending to a quiet environment).  During the registration process, employers can select which space they prefer, based on availability.  Using both spaces allows us to accommodate more employers, thus providing more opportunities for students. 

If you select the Recruitment Center as your event day location, should you want to participate in the networking portion from 8:30–9:15 a.m., we will place a stanchion either within the perimeter of the ballroom or adjacent to the ballroom for students to network with your organization for you to fill any empty spots. Each space is available on a first come, first served basis.

Event Sponsorship

Elevate student awareness of your organization and hiring opportunities while improving students’ experiences through event sponsorship!

Your organization is located in a Preferred Placement on the event floor, based on high student traffic areas and event space availability. Placement is at the discretion of the LSU Olinde Career Center.

  • Your organization is promoted as an Event Sponsor on the event web page, Handshake student and employer event pages, and in all student and employer emails promoting the event.  
  • Your organization is recognized during the event as an Event Sponsor on sponsor signage at student check-in, in the student event handout, and is pictured and tagged in an @LSUCareerCenter social media post related to the event.

Employers who register later than two weeks prior to the event (including sponsors and/or employer partners) will not be featured on the student handout, as we will have already submitted these items to be printed. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not show up for the event, you will still be required to pay.

Become an event sponsor for $650. You can sign-up to be an event sponsor during the registration process. 


Employer Resources





 Student Resources


What to Wear

Résumé Sample 1

Résumé Sample 2

Questions from Past CID Participants

Research Worksheet



Employer Questions?

Courtney Edwards, Assistant Director, Employer Relations


Student Questions?

Contact our team at