We’re glad you are persevering through the semester! Keep your chin up — winter break will be here soon enough!
— Your Domain Staff
Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? If something is broken, please feel free to contact us. Maintenance requests can be submitted online through your resident portal at https://domainatcolumbia.com/residents. Please provide as much detail as possible to assist our maintenance techs in completing your work order as quickly as they can.
Just a friendly reminder that your next rent installment is due November 1. The late fee policy at The Domain at Columbia is as follows: $25 on the 5th of the month and an additional $5 for every day it is late after the 5th of the month. Make sure to prepay for January before you leave for break so that your check doesn’t get lost in the holiday mail!
Before leaving for break:
• Make sure you set your thermostat to “heat” and “auto” and to at least 65 degrees.
• DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR THERMOSTAT!
• Close and lock all your windows.
• Close your blinds.
• To prevent bugs:
o Don’t leave any food out.
o Clean your dishes before leaving.
o Take your trash out.
• Turn off alarm clocks.
• Make sure that all appliances are turned off. Do not leave the dishwasher or washer/dryer running as you leave.
• Turn off all lights and ceiling fans.
• Lock your bedroom door, patio door, and front door.
• Lock your vehicle if you are not taking it with you.
Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call Signal 88 for emergencies only! Just call (573) 234-3864, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.
Having internet or cable troubles? Call Single Digits at (877) 778-9283 to set up an appointment with one of their great technicians.
Be sure to check your calendars for the experiences planned for this month! If you have any ideas for events you might like, please let your Community Assistant know.
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:
- Check out the Career Success Portal. Did you know that your community offers you 24/7 access to millions of jobs and internships along with many tools to improve your resume and interviewing skills? Check out CareerSuccessPortal.com and create an account today!
- 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.
Did you know you can build your credit history just by paying your rent? A strong credit history can help you with achieving personal and professional success. We have partnered with RentTrack to offer you the opportunity to have your rent payments reported to all three credit bureaus! Participants in this program have seen their credit scores go up an average of 51 points! Get more details and enroll today at renttrack.com/campusadvantage.
National Nacho Day — Tuesday, November 6 from 4–6 p.m. — Having a long Tuesday? Come to the clubhouse for a build-your-own nacho bar!
Pong Tournament — Friday, November 9 from 5–7 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse for a winner-takes-all Pong tournament! Test your skills against your fellow residents! The winner gets the grand prize: a $50 gift card!
Week of Giving — November 11–17 — We will be taking food and clothing donations at the front office to be donated to The Salvation Army.
National Sandwich Day — Wednesday, November 14 from 4–5:30 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse to enjoy National Sandwich Day!
Thanksgiving Dinner — Thursday, November 15 from 7–8:30 p.m. — There is a lot to be thankful for at this time of year. Join us in celebrating all we have to be thankful for with an amazing Thanksgiving meal with all your roommates and neighbors.
National Fast Food Day — Saturday, November 17 from noon–1 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse to celebrate what truly makes this country great — fast food!
Homemade Bread Day — Sunday, November 18 from noon–2 p.m. — Come fill your tummies with some fresh, warm fluffy pumpkin and lemon bread in the cyber cafe.
Coloring and Cocoa — Thursday, November 22 from 5–6 p.m. — Come warm up in the clubhouse with some delicious hot chocolate and relieve some stress with coloring!
National Cake Day — Monday, November 26 from 4:30–6 p.m. — Come to the cafe for National Cake Day! We’ll have plenty of tasty cakes for you to enjoy!