This semester sure has flown by! Hopefully, you’re all doing well and classes are going great. While you are wrapping up plans for spring break, keep an eye out for this month’s upcoming activities and events!
— Your Domain Staff
Maintenance Tips or Special Highlight
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.
-Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call Signal 88 for emergencies only! Just call (573) 214-2323, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.
-If you are staying in town for spring break, remember to check out our 24-hour gym, Fitness On Demand, movie theater, and game room!
-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 throughout the month! If you have any ideas for events you might like, please let your Community Assistant know.
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.
Stay tuned for more success tips and resources from Campus Advantage!
March Bracket Mania — Sunday, March 12 from 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Stop by the front desk and fill out an NCAA bracket for a chance to win great prizes! First place gets a $15 Visa gift card, second gets a $10 Visa gift card, and third gets a $5 gift card.
Pool Tournament — Sunday, March 12 from 1–3 p.m.
Join CA Hayden in the clubhouse for a pool tournament! We’ll have two tournament brackets, 1v1 and 2v2. The 1v1 winner gets a $20 Visa gift card, and the 2v2 winners get a $15 Visa gift card! Food and drinks will be provided.
Novelty Knots — Monday, March 13 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Looking to add that extra zing to your professional outfit? Do you want to look your best for your interview? Add that extra impressive factor to your wardrobe with a novelty knot for your necktie! Join CA Landen in the clubhouse to learn how to tie four different novelty knots: the Eldredge knot, the Trinity knot, the Cape knot, and the Tulip knot. Bring a tie and get ready to add a finishing touch to your professional look!
St. Patrick’s Day Party — Friday, March 17 from 1–3 p.m.
Join us in the cyber café with all of your friends to enjoy your favorite St. Paddy’s treats! Decorate cookies with colorful toppings.
Lip Sync Competition — Tuesday, March 21 from 6–8 p.m.
Are you one of the billions that sing in the shower? Put your talent to use at our Lip Sync Competition with CA Molly in the theater! First place gets a $15 Visa gift card, second gets a $10 Visa gift card, and third gets a $5 gift card. Don’t miss this chance to show off your talent!
Pre-Spring Break Open House Party — Wednesday, March 22 from 3–6 p.m.
Join us for our Open House to take a tour (starting in the clubhouse) and sign your lease! There will be signing specials as well as food and prizes. Follow our social media accounts for more details.