We hope everyone is off to a wonderful start this semester. Remember to keep the studying up while continuing to build memories that will last a lifetime. As always, we plan to have some amazing events this month, so make sure to keep up with the monthly event sheet that all of you have received.

Special Highlight

Many people have been calling inquiring about the $20 fee when paying rent online through the resident portal. To avoid this charge, make sure the account you are pulling money out of is a checking account and that your payment is set up as a recurring payment.

Reminders and Updates

Continue to be mindful about the amount of electricity and water you are using to ensure you will not receive any overages for the month.

Focus on Career Success

Whether you are a sophomore looking at internships or a senior getting ready for that first job after graduation, the spring semester brings added pressure as you seek to set yourself apart and set yourself up for success.

Here are five tips to keep you moving forward on a career success track:

Tip #1: The key to getting hired is selling yourself better than the other candidates. What’s your pitch? Practice concise ways to share your value and what you are looking for.
Tip #2: Your resume’s only job is to get your foot in the door! Have it critiqued at the career center.
Tip #3: Google yourself: What does your online presence tell future employers? Are you focusing on your online brand? Your potential employer is! Work on shaping your presence online and off.
Tip #4: Come up with EVERY reason an employer might not hire you — and an answer for each objection. For example, “What I lack in relevant experience, I make up for with my drive and proven ability to learn new things quickly.”
Tip #5: Learn from the best! Find people doing what you want to do and doing it well — and ask them for guidance. It’ll be well worth your time and perhaps a few cups of coffee to do informational interviews with others on their success stories.

These tips are obviously just the tip of the iceberg. Watch out for career success experiences here at your community. Whether you want feedback on your pitch or need someone to critique your resume, let us know how we can help you and connect you with resources to assist in your success!

Speaking of career success, did you know that as a resident of a Campus Advantage property you have FREE access to our exclusive Career Success Portal? Browse millions of jobs, including over 500,000 unique job postings, build your resume, practice your interviewing skills, and much more. To access the Career Success Portal, visit your resident portal and look for the sign-up link!

Community Events Calendar

Sunday Funday — 2/3 — Ready to watch some football and see what team will win? Come to the lounge and enjoy some popcorn and other treats while cheering your team on.

Hot Chocolate Bar — 2/7 from 12-2 p.m. — We understand that many of you have to walk what feels like a long way to campus in frigid weather. To warm you up a little bit, we’ll be having a hot chocolate bar with a variety of toppings.

We LOVE Our Residents — 2/14 from 12-2 p.m. — To show how much you mean to us, we’ll have some amazing treats in the lobby to brighten your Valentine’s Day!

Vision Board Night — 2/25 from 5-7 p.m. — Everyone has goals that they want to succeed in the new year. It has been proven if a person looks at their goals every day along with having them written down, they are more likely to achieve them. We will provide you with some supplies to make your board, you just have to supply the creativity. Stay tuned for more information.