2017 is in full swing, and we hope that your New Year’s resolutions are still going strong. Make sure you stay updated with all the events here at The Domain and around Columbia.

Maintenance Tips

Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? For questions on utility overages, please call Conservice at (866) 254-4577. With the colder weather, you’ll be using your heater more, so be sure to be energy conscious. When adjusting your thermostat, make sure your fan is on the auto position; this will help reduce your utilities. You can push the hold button on your thermostat to keep the temperature constant. Make sure to close and lock all windows before leaving your apartment if you have had them open. If something is broken, please feel free to contact us. Maintenance requests can be submitted online through your resident portal at http://studentlivingcolumbia.com/thedomainatcolumbia/residents. Please provide as much detail as possible to assist our maintenance techs in completing your work order as quickly as they can.

Reminders & Updates

Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call Signal 88 for emergencies! Just call (573) 214-2323, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.

With the colder weather here, you may be looking for some indoor fun. Feel free to use our 24-hour clubhouse — check out our game room, golf simulator, or 24-hour movie theater!

Don’t dread the move — we still have spaces available for the 2017–18 year! Call the office today to find out current rates and information about renewing your lease for next year.

Be sure to check your calendars for the events planned for this month! If you have any ideas for events you might like, please let your Community Assistant know.

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

Run Over to The Domain Open House — Friday, February 10 from 3–6 p.m. — Join us for a tour and check out our awesome clubhouse! There will be door prizes and a chance to win a Fitbit.

Longest Drive & Closest to the Pin Contest — Sunday, February 12 from 1–2 p.m. — Join us at the golf simulator for our Longest Drive and Closet to the Pin contest. The two winners will receive $25 gift cards for being the next Dustin Johnson.

Valentine’s Crush — Monday, February 13 from 5:30–7 p.m. — Valentine’s Day is coming up, so come join us in the cyber cafe to send a Crush to that special someone! Just come by and fill out a small valentine to your crush, then attach it to a complimentary Crush soda. We’ll be accepting the first 50 people who come by, and we’ll deliver the Crushes to your valentine’s apartment the next day. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to send your valentine something sweet!

Puppy Play Day — Thursday, February 16 from 7-8 p.m. — Bring your pup to the cyber cafe to make them their own dog toy and grab some dog treats!

Madden 17 Tournament — Tuesday, February 21 from 6–8 p.m. — Always kicking your buddies’ butts in Madden? How about online? Come see how good you really are in the theater. Brackets will be made promptly at 6 p.m., so don’t be late! First place receives a $25 Visa gift card, and second place receives a $15 Visa gift card. Come take on the challenge of becoming the best Madden 17 player at The Domain!

Oscars Watch Party — Sunday, February 26 from 7–9 p.m. — Come watch the Oscars in the theatre with free popcorn and soda. Let’s celebrate another win and see if Leo can get two Oscars!