Happy February! | Tobin Lofts

Greetings to all of our residents! We are off to an exciting and eventful 2017. Although February is the shortest month of the year, with the right attitude, we can make it the most productive. Have you stopped into the Tobin office yet to renew your lease? We want to see you here for the fall, and with only a few spots left, now is the time to renew! Additionally, welcome to all the new residents of Tobin! We would like to welcome you to the Tobin family, and we’re pleased to assist you in your move-in process.

Special Highlight: Fitness Tips

  1. Dining out this week for a special occasion? Have the restaurant server split meals and bag half before it comes to your table. Too often, meals are served notoriously large, and most people will eat what is on their plate.
  2. Take the time to write down what you eat. That keeps you in check and reduces the chance of over-eating. There are great apps to help you with journaling, as well.
  3. Complaining of lower back pain? To counteract it, increase core exercises. The back and abs are antagonistic muscle groups. You can also try plank exercises, and don’t forget to work your obliques, as well!

Reminders & Updates:

Just a friendly reminder, be sure to renew your lease for the 2017–2018 leasing period in order to secure your same bedroom. If you are not planning on renewing your lease, stop by the leasing office to sign a written notice of intent to vacate.

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!

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!

Asian Lime and Chili Salad with Ramen Noodles

Ingredients:

Juice from 4 limes (about 1/3 cup)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons Asian chili sauce (aka Sriracha, found in the Asian food aisle)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lime zest

1 head of romaine lettuce (chopped)

1 package of ramen noodles (broken into bits)

Optional: chicken breast or steak (grilled or fried)

Directions:

Juice limes and add vegetable oil, chili sauce, soy sauce, and honey to a bowl. Whisk together until combined. Pour dressing over the chopped lettuce. Sprinkle the noodles over the salad and toss.

Add steak or chicken to salad for additional protein.