Young Professionals

CONSTRUCT offers a variety of options for young professionals (35 and younger) and students who are looking to learn more about the industry, network, and have fun with their peers.  

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: For professionals who are 35 or younger.

Feedback from the 2016 Program:

"As a young professional, it can be tough to navigate the early part of your career. YP Day at CONSTRUCT took my career to the next level through valuable educational seminars, networking practice sessions and a chance to meet others at the same career level. In one particular session, I had an opportunity to network with seasoned mentors who I may otherwise not have access to and still stay in touch with today. I highly recommend YP Day -- it's the single best conference experience I have had thus far to take my career to the next level."  ~Lauren Conners Anderson, Architectural Sales Representative, Conners Sales Group & President, DC Chapter CSI

Young Professionals (YP) Day Program Details: The package included the Young Professionals Day Program, access to the Exhibit Hall, the General Session/Keynote, Show Floor Happy Hours, and the CSI Young Professionals Mixer*.

2017 Agenda:

Wednesday, September 13th

  • 8:00am – 8:40am     Continental Breakfast/Introductions/Goals
  • 8:40am – 9:00am     How We Roll at CONSTRUCT 
  • 9:00am – 9:15am      Networking Tips
  • 9:30am – 11:30am     Speed Mentoring                                             
  • 11:30am – 11:45am     Set Yourself Apart 
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm    Let's Fix Construction: An Interactive Luncheon featuring a hot buffet lunch 
    • (1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 BOMI, .10 ICC)
  • 1:05pm - 2:05pm       Tools of the 21 Century Architect (1 AIA LU, .10 ICC)
  • 2:40pm - 3:40pm      Afternoon Session of Your Choice (1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 BOMI, .10 ICC)
    • Select from sessions W17-W21
  • 4:00pm – 5:30pm      Afternoon Session of Your Choice (1.5 AIA LUs/HSW, 1 BOMI, .10 ICC)
    • Select from sessions W22-W26   

For a more detailed agenda, click here.

Rate: $120 - $155 (depending on the date of registration and your membership status)

Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT, has experience with many facets of the project team in the built environment. She has worked in many roles in construction, MEP Engineering and largely for two architectural firms during her 30-year career in AEC. Cherise, in addition to other skills, has most recently worked as a Specifier. She is the immediate Past President of the Portland Chapter of CSI and a Director-at-Large on the Institute Board. She is particularly passionate about her joint effort, grass roots project LetsFixConstruction.Com, young professional development and improving project coordination. They call her the #CSIKraken. Connect with her on LinkedIn or you can follow her on Twitter @CheriseLakeside.