We hope you’ve had a great fall so far and are looking forward to the holiday season! We have amazing community events coming up this month that we hope to see you at.
Please keep our community beautiful by taking your trash to the dumpster and picking up after your dogs.
Now that we’re nearing winter, please keep your thermostat set to 65 degrees or higher to avoid pipes bursting.
Reminders and Updates
We have available carports if you would like to keep your vehicle out of the snow and ice.
Building a Career in College
College is such a busy, crazy time for many people that focusing on the here and now is all most can do. Well, good news! There are several ways to incorporate career building into your everyday busy life. By taking the following steps, you’ll be on your way to creating a successful future for yourself:
- Check out the Career Success Portal. Did you know that your community offers you 24/7 access to millions of jobs and internships along with many tools to improve your resume and interviewing skills? Check out CareerSuccessPortal.com and create an account today!
- Visit your university’s career center. Employers are focusing more and more on experience and skills rather than just good grades. Get in touch with organizations through the career center to branch out and participate in different activities you normally wouldn’t have. This gives you a chance to explore your major and others, and see what you’re truly passionate about.
- Evaluate yourself. Your future employer will want to know why you’re a good fit for their company. College is about finding your strengths and weaknesses — take time now to figure out your skills, values, personality traits, and interests. Learning about yourself will help prepare you for interviews when you’re hit with the question, “What do you think you will excel at the most in this position?”
- Challenge yourself. The more you’re willing to get out of your comfort zone, the more likely you’re to overcome your weaknesses. Apply for the part-time job at your apartment complex you normally wouldn’t apply for, or take that theater class you’ve always wanted to take. By challenging yourself, you’re building important skills and personality traits that will help you rise within your field.
- Take your work seriously. Whether you have a part-time job or volunteer, take the experience seriously. You can use previous supervisors for references when you are beginning your career. It will pay off in the long run to succeed in the workplace by building useful skills that you’ll have for life.
- Find a mentor. Find someone who is doing what you want to do. You can search on LinkedIn to get connected and network with others in your field who are also passionate about what they do. Talk to your professors and pick their brains as to why they chose the career they did. Once you find a mentor, everything can change. You become more motivated to succeed in something you love doing because you have someone who makes the experience a million times better.
Did you know you can build your credit history just by paying your rent? A strong credit history can help you with achieving personal and professional success. We have partnered with RentTrack to offer you the opportunity to have your rent payments reported to all three credit bureaus! Participants in this program have seen their credit scores go up an average of 51 points! Get more details and enroll today at renttrack.com/campus-advantage.
Community Events Calendar
WMU Invisible Needs Drive — November 4–26 in the clubhouse
Breakfast on the Go — November 11 from 10 a.m.–noon in the clubhouse
Package Delivery Day — November 15, All Day — If you’re home, we will bring your package to your apartment so you don’t need to come to the office!
Paint Night — November 18 from 4–6 p.m. in the clubhouse
Breakfast on the Go — November 19 from 10 a.m.–noon in the clubhouse
Apple Nacho Bar — November 20 from 3–5 p.m. in the clubhouse
Friendsgiving — November 21 from 4–6 p.m. in the clubhouse
Hot Chocolate Bar — November 22 from 4–6 p.m. in the clubhouse