With midterms coming up this month, don’t forget to take a break from your studying to enjoy your spring break! We’ll still be hosting some events on site if you’re staying with us for spring break, so be sure to come join us for the 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

Take The Highlands on spring break with you! While you’re out enjoying your break, take a picture with your Highlands swag and tag us on social media using #thehighlandsspringbreak. When you tag us, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card!

We’ll be having a volleyball tournament on March 24! Be sure to stop by the front office at any time starting March 1 to sign up your team. There will be prizes for first and second place!

Pick Up After Your Pets: The Highlands requires that you register your animal with us at the front office. Also, you must pick up after your pet! If you do not clean up after your pet, violations will be sent out. There are pet stations throughout the property that are fully stocked with bags to pick up after your furry friends.

Soft Skills Make a Difference

A positive attitude and the ability to look someone in the eye while giving a firm handshake can truly set two very similar candidates apart in the job process. In this day and age of hiring and recruiting, we’ve been hearing a lot about soft skills, or people skills, when describing a candidate’s interviewing and hiring process. These are the skills that basically allow you to get along and interact with others in a work and social environment. Your ability to evaluate and hone your people skills should be part of your job prep, just as you ensure your resume is clean and typo-free.

An employee should be able to communicate, listen, share ideas, and interact with people (sometimes difficult people) in a way that demonstrates professionalism at all times. During the interview process, while your resume is showing your credentials, you are inherently demonstrating your soft skills. It takes constructive thought to be the person you want to be in the workplace. It doesn’t just happen by chance — it happens via thoughtful awareness, informed actions, and respectful engagements.

The skills of success, such as being adaptable, being positive, having a willingness to assist, and conveying a strong work ethic, are arguably more important than any degree or credential.

For more success tips and resources from Campus Advantage, visit CareerSuccessPortal.com.

Community Events 

Car Wash — Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Show your car some love and get it looking nice and shiny for spring break. We’ll be washing the outside of the car and vacuuming the inside if requested.

Sunday Morning Breakfast — Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m.–noon — Forget to make breakfast? Don’t worry, breakfast is on us. We’re preparing delicious breakfast burritos with sausage, hash browns, and toppings.

DIY Paint Night — Thursday, March 8 from 6–8 p.m. — Don’t know how to paint? Come learn with one of our talented Community Assistants. Canvases and paint will be provided; just wear some clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on!

Professional Headshots — Tuesday, March 13 from 3–5 p.m. — No need to pay to get your picture taken for your professional online profile! We’ll be taking headshots right inside the front office for FREE! Pictures will be sent to residents via email.

DIY Starbucks — Thursday, March 15 from 1–3 p.m. — Our coffee machine is great, but our DIY Frappuccinos are better. Come get your midday caffeine at the front office.

Volleyball Tournament — Saturday, March 24 from 4–6 p.m. — Enter your team of four into our tournament! There will be a bracket as well as snacks and drinks. There will be prizes for first and second place!

Raising Cane’s — Tuesday, March 27 from 5–7 p.m. — Fried chicken hasn’t tasted any better than now. Stop by the front office for some free Cane’s chicken and play Plinko for your chance to win some Highlands swag!

March Birthday Celebration — Friday, March 30 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. — We would like to celebrate your birthday with you! If you were born in March, be sure to stop by the front office today for a sweet treat!

Yoga in the Yard — Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m.–noon — School can be hard, so come and de-stress with us by the volleyball court. Make sure to bring your own mats and enjoy complimentary protein bars and water.