November is fully upon us, and the holidays are just around the corner. The season of thankfulness is approaching. Even though this is the beginning of November, there’s no better time than now to think about what we can be thankful for. We’re extremely thankful for our supportive residents and our dedicated staff! Everyone has a helping hand in making Tobin an awesome place to live. Continue to be rock stars!
Special Highlight: College Students Ought to Know
About Time Management: Students who organize their time and stick to a schedule normally do better than those who don’t. There are many time management approaches from which to choose. You may need to change from what you used to do in high school to operate effectively in college. Be prepared! It’s natural evolution to the college process. Try an approach. For example, have a system of folders and notebooks for each class. Take your academic calendar and break it down into weeks. List major events first (i.e., midterms, finals, due dates for papers). Next, take the first week and schedule everything you think will happen. Schedule two hours of study time for each hour in class, as well. Keep adjusting until you find the approach that works best for you. Keep this motto in mind as you proceed: Plan your work, then work your plan.
Quote of the Month
“Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are!” — Bethany Hamilton
Important Holidays in November:
- Daylight Saving Time Ends (Fall Backward, Spring Forward)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Veterans Day
Eat to Sleep
Did you know that certain foods help you sleep while others may keep you up at night? If you want a peaceful rest, choose oatmeal, almonds, herbal teas, cherries, and dark chocolate. Foods that can leave you restless include caffeine, processed and smoked meats, spicy foods, and milk chocolate.
Reminders & Updates:
Did you know that you can:
- Pay rent online
- Submit service requests online
- Visit the office during our extended hours on Tuesday from 7–10 p.m. to pick up your packages
In addition, don’t let this renewal season pass you by. For more information, make sure to stop by the office to find out how you can renew your lease at the lowest rate! Also, take our resident survey online or on our social media. We would appreciate your feedback!
Google yourself. Your future may depend on it.
Whether graduation is on the horizon, or you’re looking for an internship or to take the next step in your career, it’s important you are ready to shine, both online and off. The job and internship search is no longer just about your resume. Your entire online presence is part of your overall brand. According to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment survey, 52% of employers are going online to research candidates. 48% of hiring managers found information online that led them not to hire candidates, including inappropriate photos (46%), information about drinking or drug use (40%), defamatory posts (29%), and even bad-mouthing of a former company or fellow employee (34%).
Here are some tips to look your best when that potential employer hits the search button:
- Research yourself. Log out of your social media accounts and do some searches for yourself on search engines and social media sites.
- Create an attractive and comprehensive LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn has features that allow you to showcase your education, classwork, and projects. According to Forbes, over 97% of employers in a recent survey used LinkedIn for recruiting.
- Get a professional-looking headshot for LinkedIn and other public-facing online profiles.
- Utilize your campus career center!
As a resident of a Campus Advantage community, we want to help you achieve your full potential. Stay tuned for career success events and additional resources, and don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of support in any way!
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