Hello, Northgate Lakes Residents!

We hope you had a good start to 2017 with our Waffle Wednesdays, Spaghetti Dinner, and Winter Wind-Down! School is back in session, so please remember that the cyber café is open 24 hours for your coffee and studying needs. This month, we have some great things planned for you, like the Big Game, Valentine’s Candy Grams, and DIY String Art, so make sure to come on down and join the party!

Special Highlight

Fire Hazard Tips:

  • Do not have any grills on your balcony.
  • Do not smoke in your apartment, and please throw away any cigarette butts — don’t leave them on your balcony.
  • Do not leave your trash in the breezeway, or you will be fined.

Smoke Detector Tips:

  • If the smoke detector goes off when cooking, wave a towel around it rather than removing it from the ceiling.
  • If your smoke detector beeps every minute or so, put in a service request so we can change the batteries.
  • NEVER remove the smoke detector from the ceiling, or you will be fined.

Reminders and Updates

Rent is due on the 1st of every month, and late fees begin on the 5th. On the 5th, it is $35, and goes up by $5 every day after that. If you have any questions regarding your rent or your account, please contact the office and we’ll be happy to help you out.

We wanted to remind you that we do enforce towing from 8:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m. every night, so please be aware of where your guests park. We do have the visitor parking lot in the back of the property with 166 spots with 24/7 access. Make sure all guests are parked in front of a yellow parking curb or else they WILL be towed.

Have an after-hours lockout or maintenance emergency? Please call the office at (407) 366- 7474. You’ll be connected to our live answering service that will then connect you to the Community Assistant or maintenance staff on call that will help you out. *All after-hours lockouts are $25.*

Didn’t renew by the deadline? There’s still time! You might not get to stay in your same bed space, but spaces are still available for fall 2017. Don’t wait, because rates could go up. Stop by the office to talk with your Community Assistant if you have any questions or want to renew today!

 

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!

Community Event Calendar

Valentine’s Candy Grams — February 1–14 — Help a worthy cause while making someone’s Valentine’s Day. Come by the front office to write a personalized Candy Gram for that special someone. Each Candy Gram is $1, and all proceeds will be donated to Relay For Life!

The Big Game Squares Grid — February 1–5 — Stop by the main office to donate a dollar for a square, and you could win a gift card. All donations will go to Relay For Life!

The Big Game — Sunday, February 5 from 6:30–10:30 p.m. — Come down to the clubhouse to enjoy an evening of football. We’ll have food, snacks, and refreshments for everyone who attends!

Waffle Wednesday — Wednesday, February 8 from 9:00–11:00 a.m. — CA Chris will be making waffles for everyone in the clubhouse!

Wear Red Day — Friday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. — Residents who come into the office wearing red will receive a free full-size candy bar!

The NGL Newlywed Game — Monday, February 13 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse, where couples, friends, and/or roommates will partner up to answer questions about their counterpart’s past, present, and future.

DIY String Art — Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30–9:00 p.m. — Do-it-yourself string art in the clubhouse! You pick a design, hammer nails in outlining the design, and use string to make the picture come to life!

DIY Mardi Gras Masks — Tuesday, February 21 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. — Residents can come to the clubhouse to decorate their very own Mardi Gras mask!

Waffle Wednesday — Wednesday, February 22 from 9:00–11:00 a.m. — CA Chris will be making waffles for everyone in the clubhouse!

Animal Photo Booth — Wednesday, February 22 from 7:00–8:00 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse to get your animals’ pictures taken!

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