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Sample Daily Activity Schedule

Below are examples of daily activity schedules that a host contractor might consider creating for the intern's experience and education. Host contractors should feel free to create their own daily activity schedules based on their availability and the surety underwriter intern's interest.


5-Day Schedule (Detailed)

Day 1
Attire: blue jeans and boots for site visit, business casual for dinner
Flight Arrives

9:00 AM
Arrival and Introduction

9:30 AM
Meeting with Chairman

10:00 AM
Meeting with Sr. Executive/Sr. Vice President

10:30 AM to 12:00 NOON
Spend rest of day with Estimating staff discussing Estimating and Preconstruction and doing a site visit to Site A

12:00 NOON to 1:00 PM
Lunch with Estimating Staff

1:00 to 4:00 PM
Continue site visit of Site A

4:00 to 4:30 PM
Return to main office

6:00 PM
Dinner at Restaurant A with Chairman, Sr. Executive/Sr. Vice President and Sr. Vice President of Administration

Day 2
Attire: blue jeans and boots for site visit, business casual for dinner

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Meet Risk Analyst

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Meet with Vice President of Energy and conduct site visit of Site B

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Attend site meeting

11:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Lunch with Vice President of Energy

12:00 Noon to 1:30 AM
Drive back to main office

2:00 PM to 2:10 PM
Introduction to Vice President of Estimating

2:10 PM to 3:30 PM
Meeting with Sr. Director of Estimating

3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Intern will then spend rest of day in Estimating Department
shadowing Estimator I

4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Return to Sr. Executive/Sr. Vice President's office

6:00 PM
Dinner at Restaurant 2 with Vice President of Healthcare Markets, Vice President of Water/Wastewater Markets, and Vice President of Estimating

Day 3
Attire: blue jeans and boots for site visit (outdoor sites may be muddy)

7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Site C visit
Site D visit

11:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

12:00 NOON to 12:30 PM
Travel to site

12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Site E visit

Day 4
Attire: blue jeans and boots for site visit (outdoor site may be muddy)

8:30 to 10:30 AM
Site G visit conducted by Project Manager and Engineer I

10:30 to 11:00 AM
Return to Main Office

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

12:30 to 1:15 PM
Meet with Financial Manager

1:15 to 2:00 PM
Meet with Safety Director

2:15 to 3:30 PM
Meeting at Steel Fabricator Facility with Project Manager of Steel Fabricator Facility

3:30 to 5:00 PM
Meet with project accounting and cost control

6:00 to 8:00 PM
Dinner at Restaurant C

Day 5
Attire: business casual

7:30 to 8:30 AM
Preconstruction Meeting

9:30 AM to 12 NOON
Meet with Senior Vice President of Business Acquisitions to discuss Business Development

12:00 to 1:00 PM


1:00 to 1:30 PM

Closeout meeting with Sr. Executive/Sr. Vice President

1:30 PM
Travel to airport

4:00 PM
Flight departs


5-Day Schedule (Detailed)

Day 1
8:30 to 9:30 AM
Staff Meeting

9:30 to 10:30 AM
Discuss objectives and goals of intern's upcoming week, meet staff of various departments, and review company structure

10:30 AM to 12:00 NOON
Pay roll, certified pay rolls.

1:30 to 5:00 PM
Builders Exchange, Dodge, Marketing, Proposals

Day 2
8:00-11:00 AM
Pricing, preconstruction services and estimating (take-off and pricing)

11:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Branch Meeting

12:00 NOON to 1:00 PM

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Start-up files, job scheduling, cost codes, budget, files, subcontracts, purchase orders

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Estimating and Job Cost

3:00 to 4:00 PM
Job cost and projections

5:00 PM

Day 3
8:00 to 2:00 PM

2:00 to 5:00 PM
Accounts payable, accounting, accounts receivable and accounting software, insurance, workers comp, W9's

Day 4
8:00 to 12:00 NOON

Safety committee meeting, job site visits

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Day 5
8:30 to 9:30 AM
Meeting with Company X's bonding agent

9:30 to 10:30 AM
General & Accounting budgets, projections with upper management

10:30 to 11:30 AM
Wrap-up questions and answers, etc.

11:30 to 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

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