We’re more than halfway through the semester! Need some study tips and locations to prep for those finals? Read our blog post (https://thevillasatriverbend.com/study-places/) to find our tips! We hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving break and relaxes before finals show up.

Renewals

Have you thought about staying with us for another year? We would love to have you! We’re offering the lowest rates to our current residents and the best rate guarantee. The deadline to renew is November 30. Call or drop by the office if you’re interested or have any questions.

Reminders & Updates

  • Office hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday from noon–4 p.m.
  • Rent is due on the 1st of each month. Late fees will be assessed per the late fee schedule in your lease. If you have questions, contact the office.
  • Pets must be registered. Failure to do so will result in a warning and a fine assessed per your lease agreement.
  • Dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. If your pet is not on a leash, you will be fined $250.
  • Guests must be accompanied by residents to use the media room, conference room, pool, or volleyball court.

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.

 

Community Events

Fall into Potpourri — November 10 — Bring your roommates along to design an original fall-themed potpourri arrangement for your living room! Materials will be provided as well as general instructions. Just bring — or unleash — your imagination!

Video Game Tournament — November 13 @ 5 p.m. — Come play 2K18 and Madden in our movie theater. Food and drinks will be provided.

Turkey Treats — November 17 @ 4 p.m. — Get festive! Join us in creating Oreo treats that look like a turkey!

No Sleep November — November 30 — We know finals are right around the corner, and we’ll be hitting the books after Thanksgiving break. Come by the office for a hot cup of joe!

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