Get into the spirit by joining us for a King Cake Tasting catered by Ambrosia Bakery! We’re excited to see your decorations for Mardi Gras and will be awarding prizes to the top three best decorated homes.
On the business side of things, LSU’s Career Expo is coming up on February 7–8, and Southern University’s Career Expo is on February 22. Get your résumés ready to land that dream job. Stay tuned to our social media as we will be providing professional tips on how to present yourself to future employers.
Valentine’s Day is almost here! Want to show your appreciation for somebody special? We’ll deliver carnations upon request. Jump over to the Community Events section to find out more.
Pet Owners: We want to remind you that all pets must be on a leash while out on the property. To help our property stay clean and presentable, please make sure to pick up after your pets.
Reminders & Updates
- Our email addresses are changing! Please update any email addresses you have from @uclubcottages.com to @thevillasatriverbend.com
- Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday from noon–4 p.m.
- Our new systems are up and running. Rent is due on the 1st of each month. Late fees will be applied on the 5th.
- Still having trouble with our new resident portal? Send us an email describing your problem and a screenshot if necessary to [email protected].
- Renew today to keep your same house for next year!
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
King Cake Tasting — February 17 from 1–6 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse for king cakes catered by Ambrosia Bakery!
Carnation Delivery — Want to send some love to a certain someone? DM us on Instagram @villasriverbend before the office closes at 6 p.m. on February 10 with their name, apartment number, and a brief message. We’ll deliver the carnations on Valentine’s Day!
Porch Decorating Contest — Laissez les bons temps rouler! Show us how excited you are for Mardi Gras by decorating your front porch. Submit a picture of the exterior of your home by February 17 to [email protected] We’ll post the pictures we receive and let the community decide who the winner will be! First place will receive a Chromecast, second place gets a JBL wireless speaker, and third place gets a Fitbit.
Career Expos — LSU and Southern University will be hosting Career Expos on February 7–8 (LSU) and February 22 (Southern). We’ll be posting professional tips to impress your future employers! Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to gain valuable insight on how to exceed at the Expos.