April is here, and it’s time to say goodbye to the cold, wet weather in the San Antonio area — at least for now. Now it’s nothing but sunshine, the rebirth of beautiful flowers, and bees buzzing and pollinating. This month is time to play pranks on your family and friends, or get serious and file your taxes. April is a good time to step out and enjoy picnics in the park, or go hiking if the weather persists. San Antonio has a variety of events for you to go out and join, such as the Healing Arts Festival & Market or the Chaparral Music Festival. Be sure to visit Eventbrite for ticket prices and information.

Tips for College Students

The biggest highlight of this month is, of course, April Fools’ Day, which is celebrated annually to prank your significant other, family, and friends. Looking for the perfect harmless prank? Visit https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/17-harmless-april-fools-pranks-that-wont-get-you and choose from a variety of pranks. If you currently hold a job, April 15 is the cutoff date to file your taxes, so make it a priority to get those done. There are different services you can go through, such as H&R Block or TurboTax, that charge little to no fee to complete your taxes. If your apartment is in need of some color, this is the perfect time to plant your favorite flower and watch it bloom.

April Is the Month of:

April Fools’ Day (April 1)

National Poetry Month

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12)

Volunteer Recognition Day (April 20)

April Recipe: Baked Ravioli (Vegetarian)

Ingredients:

1 jar (24 oz.) of traditional pasta sauce

1 can of diced tomatoes, undrained

1/2 cup of water

2 packages (1 lb. each) of frozen cheese ravioli, uncooked

1 package (8 oz.) of shredded Italian five cheese

2 tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine pasta sauce, tomatoes, and water. Spoon 1 cup of this pasta sauce mixture into a 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Layer half each of the ravioli and shredded cheese over the pasta sauce mixture in the baking dish. Top with the remaining ravioli and reserved pasta sauce mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese and cover.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until heated through, uncovering after 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Reminders & Updates:

Stay posted for all of our events, and be sure to come out with your friends/roommates. Also, there has been a lot of pet waste left on each floor; please take your dogs and/or cats outside. We have a wonderful pet area as well as waste trash bags, so utilize them to the fullest. Please refrain from vandalizing the vending machines by shaking/hitting them. If one is found vandalizing a vending machine, there will be a minimum $100 fine per occurrence. Thank you in advance!

Lock Down That Internship with the Right Tools

In the coming months, universities across the nation will be partnering with businesses to fill internships for the summer and fall semesters. Internships are a great way to fast-track your career and gain valuable experience in the field you’re interested in. Landing the perfect internship may not be the easiest journey, but if you’re equipped with the right tools, achieving that dream opportunity is within reach!

In a 2017 article, Forbes stated, “Resumes are the gateway into the interview, and into the job. The importance of a well-constructed resume cannot be overlooked.” When you’re applying for an internship with that dream company, having a killer resume will push you to the top of the list.

By choosing to live at a Campus Advantage community, you already have access to an arsenal of professional success tools. One that could be really useful is the resume critiquing tool in our Career Success Portal. To access the tool, just log on to CareerSuccessPortal.com!

Community Events:

Lemonade Stand — April 3 — Come into the office and enjoy a variety of lemonade pitchers and picnic-style snacks to grab on the go!

Waffle Bar — April 8 — Stop by the clubhouse, where there will be an assortment of waffles and toppings for you to add to your waffles.

Taste from Around the World: Brazil — April 11— We’ll have platters of food inspired by Brazil in the office. Stop by to grab some food and have some fun with fellow residents.

April Birthdays — April 17 — Stop by the office, where we’ll have cookies, cupcakes, and balloons for all residents celebrating their birthday in April!

Festive Eggs — April 19 — Come by the office to find eggs filled with surprise notes and candy for you to grab.

National Jelly Bean Day— April 22— There will be jelly bean treats in the office for you to grab and go!

Pretzel Day — April 25 — We’ll have an assortment of pretzel items in the office for you to enjoy.