We would like to take a moment to welcome all of you back from your break! We’re excited to have you all back on site; with that, our events are starting back up full swing in February. Be sure to check out our social media for important dates and reminders. We know you all probably have a full course load, but don’t forget to take a break and join us for these awesome events!

Maintenance Tips

 

Winter Tip: Make sure that your heaters are set to at least 65 degrees to avoid freezing pipes!

Service Requests: Please make sure that you put in work orders for your apartment ASAP when you have identified a potential problem.

After-Hours Requests: If it is after hours, please call (775) 770-4887, and the on-call technician or Community Assistant will determine whether the work order is an emergency or not.

 

Reminders & Updates

We have officially launched our text system, which some of you may have noticed! You will all now be receiving text messages with reminders of events happening as well as important dates of things happening at The Highlands!

It’s the month of love and the Super Bowl. We’ll be having events for both of these, so be sure to come check them out.

Reminder: We are pet friendly, but if you do have an animal on site, you must be cleaning up after it. We have doggy stations throughout the property with the necessities to clean up after your animals.

 

 

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

Super Bowl Party — Sunday, February 4 @ 3:30 p.m. — Join us in the front office on game day for some Super Bowl finger foods and the game!

BYOP (Build Your Own Pizza) — Wednesday, February 7 @ 5 p.m. — We’ll be set up in the front office! Be sure to come in and build your own personalized pizza that will be ready for you to pop in the oven when you take it home!

Make Your Own Visionary Board — Saturday, February 10 from 4–5:30 p.m. — Join our staff in the front office to create your own visionary board for this semester! We’ll have all the supplies set up and ready for you.

Fifth Grade Valentines — Monday, February 12 from 4:30–6 p.m. — Take a step back in time and make a personalized paper valentine for your valentine! Just stop by the front office and we’ll have everything set up for you.

Mardi Gras at The Highlands — Tuesday, February 13 from 6–7:30 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse and participate in some fun Mardi Gras gaming events, prizes, and more!

Sweet Treat for Your Sweetheart — Wednesday, February 14 from 3–6 p.m. — We’ll have everything set up, from cookies to candy. Stop by the front office with your valentine and create sweet treats for each other!

Love Your Pet Day — Tuesday, February 20 from 1–2 p.m. — Bring your furry friend by the front office for some treats and toys in honor of National Love Your Pet Day!

Walking Taco Friday — Friday, February 23 @ 5 p.m. — Come enjoy walking tacos while visiting with neighbors! We’ll have everything you need to create the best tacos on the go. While supplies last!

Grocery Bingo — Tuesday, February 27 @ 5:30 p.m. — Grocery bingo is back! Be sure to come play and win free groceries when you get bingo!

February Birthday Celebration — Wednesday, February 28, All Day — We would like to celebrate your birthday with you! If you were born in February, be sure to stop by the front office today for a piece of cake!