Happy early Thanksgiving, everyone! We’re glad you are persevering through the semester. Keep your chin up — winter break will be here soon enough!
Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? For questions on utility overages, please call Conservice at (866) 254-4577.
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.
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.
Just a friendly reminder that your next rent installment is due November 1. The late fee policy at The Domain at Columbia is $25 on the 5th of the month, and an additional $5 for every day it is late after the 5th. Make sure to prepay for January before you leave for break so that your check doesn’t get lost in holiday mail!
Before leaving for break:
- Make sure you have your thermostat set to heat and auto, and set it to at least 65 degrees.
- Do not turn your thermostat off!
- Close and lock all your windows.
- Close your blinds.
- To prevent bugs:
- Don’t leave any food out.
- Clean your dishes before leaving.
- Take your trash out.
- Turn off your alarm clocks.
- Make sure that all appliances are turned off, and don’t leave the dishwasher or washer/dryer running as you leave.
- Turn off all lights and ceiling fans.
- Lock your bedroom door, patio door, and your front door.
- Lock your vehicle if you aren’t taking it with you.
Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call Signal 88 for emergencies only! Just call (573) 234-3864, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.
Having internet or cable troubles? Call Airwave Networks at (877) 778-9283 to set up an appointment with one of their great technicians.
Be sure to check your calendars for the experiences planned for this month! If you have any ideas for events you might like, please let your Community Assistant know.
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.
Falltastic Crafting — Wednesday, November 1 from 6–7 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse to create decorative mason jar centerpieces for your Thanksgiving meal! While supplies last.
Food Drive — November 1–10 — We’ll be hosting a canned food drive in the clubhouse during the beginning of the month. All proceeds will go to a Columbia food bank. It’s a great chance to get rid of any canned food that you won’t eat before break.
Movie Mondays — Every Monday in November @ 5 p.m. — Join us in the theater to sit back and unwind with a movie. Tweet us some of your suggestions, and we may even pick it!
DIY Caramel Apple — Monday, November 6 from 4–5:30 p.m. — Learn how to make a sweet treat with us in our two-bedroom model next to the clubhouse! We’ll show you the best way to make caramel apples with delicious toppings.
Thanksgiving Dinner — Tuesday, November 14 from 6–7:30 p.m. — There’s a lot to be thankful for at this time of year! So join us in the cyber café to celebrate all we have to be thankful for with an amazing Thanksgiving meal with all your roommates and neighbors.
NBA 2K Blacktop Tournament — Tuesday, November 21 from 6–7:30 p.m. — Come to the theater to compete against your roommates and neighbors in a Blacktop Tournament. Create your best team and put your skills to the ultimate test. The tournament winner will receive a $50 gift card!
Group Workout — Wednesday, November 22 from 5–6 p.m. — Join us in the Fitness On Demand room for a fun group cardio workout to burn off some extra calories.