Happy November!

We hope all of you had a great October, and we were so excited to see all of you at our events last month! We have several upcoming events that we’d love to see you at, such as our Annual Chili Cook-Off on November 17, where you can show off your cooking skills for a chance to win the 1st place prize worth $50, and the November Bonfire on November 30, where you can join us for s’mores and hot cocoa as we celebrate the end of the fall semester. And if you’re looking for an opportunity to get your resumes looked at and get updated headshots, join us for our career night on November 1! We hope that you have a fantastic November!

Special Highlight

  • Check your garbage disposal for miscellaneous objects before you run it.
  • Don’t set your A/C too low; 75–78 degrees is usually best.
  • You can control the direction of the airflow in your apartment by adjusting the air vents. This will let you cool off certain rooms faster by closing the vents in other rooms. Just remember to open them back up when you end up switching rooms again.
  • The best way to submit a work order/service request is to call or stop by the office.

 

Reminders & Updates

  • If you renew your lease now, you can get our lowest rates of the season and lock that price in for next year!
  • Don’t forget to take a look at the event calendar for all the events coming up this month. We’ll have Waffle Wednesday every other Wednesday, a Meatball Hoagie Monday, and our Bonfire on November 30. We hope to see you all there!

 

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:

  • 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.

Community Events 

Waffle Wednesday — Wednesday, November 1 from 9–11 a.m. — Come to the clubhouse to get waffles before class!

#workitwednesday Career Night — Wednesday, November 1 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse for free headshots, resume critiques by UCF Career Services, and access to Campus Advantage’s 24/7 Career Success Portal!

Cookie Monster’s Birthday Party — Thursday, November 2 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. — Come celebrate Cookie Monster’s birthday! The office will be decorated with Cookie Monster pictures and a table that holds a variety of cookies.

Veterans Day Support Cards and Donations — November 6–10 — Come into the office throughout the week to donate to a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post and write letters of appreciation for veterans. Coloring utensils, paper, stickers, and other crafty materials will be provided. After donating and/or writing letters or making cards, small American flag pins will be given out for you to wear on Veterans Day to show support for our troops.

National Nacho Day — Monday, November 6 from 6:30–8 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse for nachos in celebration of National Nacho Day.

Northgate Lakes Presents: Dungeons & Dragons — Friday, November 10 from 6:30–10 p.m. — Join us in the theater to uncover the mysteries of the land of Barovia in the 5th edition adventure, the Curse of Strahd.

Waffle Wednesday — Wednesday, November 15 from 9–11 a.m. — Come to the clubhouse to get waffles before class!

Annual Chili Cook-Off — Friday, November 17 from 2–4 p.m. — Show off your chili-cooking prowess in the clubhouse and enter our Annual Chili Cook-Off for a prize worth $50! Or if cooking isn’t your thing, we’ll also need plenty of judges willing to taste test to help us decide on the winner! Participants can get up to a $10 reimbursement with receipt.

Open Mic Night — Wednesday, November 22 from 7–9 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse for a night of karaoke, live performances, comedy, and more! Depending on the weather, the event may move outside.

Waffle Wednesday — Wednesday, November 29 from 9–11 a.m. — Come to the clubhouse to get waffles before class!

November Bonfire — Thursday, November 30 from 7–9 p.m. — Join us at the front pool for s’mores and hot cocoa as we celebrate (hopefully) cooler weather and this fall semester coming to an end!

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