Construction Interviewing Day (Virtual for Fall 2020)

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.

Thank You to the Fall 2020 CID Event Sponsors!

Barriere Construction Co., LLC | EXCEL | Nabholz Construction Services | Pontchartrain Partners, LLC | D.R. Horton, Inc. | Cajun Industries | Thompson Thrift

Event Information

Date: October 23, 2020

Time: 9—10 a.m. (virtual networking) and 10 a.m.—4p.m. (virtual interviews)

Location: Virtual, accessed via Handshake

Contact: LSU Olinde Career Center, 

Schedule of Events:

Students should review important event participation deadlines in the Student Deadlines Packet.

  • 9–10 a.m: Open Virtual Networking, open to all registered employers and students
  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m: Pre-scheduled Virtual Interviews (more information below) 

Student Information

Interview Sign Ups (Pre-scheduled)

View the Student Deadlines Packet.

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.

Virtual Networking

Virtual Networking will be accessed by signing up for Group and 1:1 Sessions on the Handshake event page. Virtual Networking is an opportunity for all students to speak with representatives from any company, regardless of whether or not you have an interview scheduled with them.

Employer networking schedules will be loaded by October 15 for you to begin signing up on the Handshake event page.

  • Group Sessions are 30 minutes long and are for up to 50 students.
  • 1:1 Sessions are 10 minutes long and are for 1 student and 1 recruiter. 1:1 Sessions will be limited due to existing afternoon interviews.

How to Sign up for Sessions

Student Preparation Programs

October 5, 3–4 p.m. – Virtual CID Resume Workshop, register here

October 7, 1–3:30 p.m. – Virtual CID Resume Drop-Ins, register here

October 21,  12–1 p.m. – Virtual CID Interview Preparation Workshop, register here

October 21, 3–4 p.m. – Virtual CID Interview Preparation Workshop, register here

October 22, 10–11 p.m. – Virtual CID Interview Preparation Workshop, register here


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

View employers

To view registered employers, login to Handshake online or through the Handshake Jobs & Careers App, click the Events tab, and click the fair you would like to view. View a support article to walk you through this process.


Employer Information

Registration Instructions

To register:

  1. Log into Handshake to register for the event and select any event sponsorship options. Not a Handshake user? Create your free account today!
  2. Select the "Fairs" tab on the left navigation menu
  3. Search for this event by entering "Louisiana State University" in the search bar. All LSU open event registrations will appear for you to browse. Select the event you would like to register for and proceed with the registration form.
  4. Please note: Payment instructions will be sent to you via email within one week of your registration submission. Questions? Contact Courtney Edwards at

Event Schedule

  • Virtual Networking: 9–10 a.m., open to all registered employers and students. Students sign up for Sessions posted by employers. 
  • Virtual Interviews: 10a.m.–4 p.m., prescheduled, based on three interview options explained in the Employer Packet.

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 Watch a video explaining the networking and interviewing proccesses. 

Preselect Interview Scheduling Deadlines

All major preselect employers deadlines are in bold below. Please review the Employer Packet for additional interview options; Open Schedules and Room Only.

Employer Deadlines
**All major employer deadlines are bolded**

  • Interview Schedule Due in Handshake: September 17 Extended to September 25 at 8 a.m.
  • Student Application Start Date: August 14 at 8 a.m.
  • Student Application End Date: October 9 by noon
  • Primary & Alternate Selections Due: October 15 by noon
  • Primary Sign Up Start: October 16 at 8 a.m.
  • Alternate Sign Up Start: October 18 at 8 a.m.
  • Schedules Close: October 20 at 9:00 a.m.

 Event Cost

  • Business Entity Registration Fee: $350

Event sponsorship

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

Event Sponsor Benefits

  • Virtual Career Fair Placement:
    • Your organization’s logo* will be placed in a Preferred Location on the virtual event page. This placement will keep you top-of-mind for students browsing employers during the event. Placement is at the discretion of the LSU Olinde Career Center.
  • Student Promotion:
    • Your organization will be promoted as an Event Sponsor on the Career Expo event web page, Handshake Career Expo student and employer event pages, and in all student and employer emails promoting Career Expo.
    • Your organization will be recognized during Career Expo* as an Event Sponsor and in an @LSUCareerCenter social media post related to the event. You are also encouraged to tag @LSUCareerCenter in your social media posts and stories so that we can share onto our channels.
    • Your organization will be recognized in an @LSUCareerCenter social media post following the event related to any open job postings listed in Handshake or company profile details listed in Handshake. Please ensure these details are up-to-date prior to the event date so our team can coordinate this post.

Become an event sponsor for $500. You can sign-up to be an event sponsor during the registration process. 

*Please note that sponsorships and relevant logos received after October 20 will not be recognized on the event landing page due to digital design deadlines.

Event Policies

Download the Career Event Refund, Cancellation and Weather Policy.


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