Each semester our program sponsors a weekly event we call “Contractor Night”. Contractor Night is an interesting way of connecting construction and engineering companies with potential employees, and it also provides a way for professionals to share their expertise with our students. During the Contractor Night session, we invite all of our students (CM’s and Civil Engineers) to attend a professional presentation about your company. Typically 40 -50 students attend.
As part of the opportunity, we ask that the presenting contractors provide food and drinks for our students. To make things easier, our student organization (CMO) handles all of the food and beverage arrangements and then provide your firm with an invoice when you arrive. Typically around $300. Contact us if you have special requests
For Contractor Night, we ask your firm to make a focused presentation on a cutting edge project or process. These presentations are a great opportunity for you to share your expertise with our students and also show your firm’s unique approach to construction. We provide you with a topic in advance that is synchronized with some of the things we are exploring in our classes. Past subjects include:
- Using BIM to improve field coordination
- Tricks and techniques for estimating concrete construction or
- Using the project schedule to predict time and cost
Keep your presentations short (25 minutes max) because they are followed by an intensive question and answer session with the students. We have advanced AV system that you can use to present using PowerPoint or other media.
Contractor night is scheduled on Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM. Most companies take resumes from interested students during the event, and then schedule interviews at our facility for Friday morning. We provide you with an interview room. This allows contracting firms to connect with students in an informal setting, and then conduct more focused interviews with potential candidates in a timely manner. See home page for current schedule (right side bar)
Contractor Night is held at the NAU Engineering Facility on South Campus.
Building 69 - Room 101
2112 S. Huffer Ln.
Parking passes can be purchased for $5 at the parking kiosk on the southeast corner of McConnell Drive and Pine Knoll Drive. Please park in the commuter lot (P62) off of Pine Knoll Drive, west of the Engineering building. (Parking is free after 4:30 pm in this lot.)
For more information please contact Professor Steve Mead at Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 928.523.5650