This semester sure has flown by! Hopefully, you’re all doing well and classes are going well. While you’re wrapping up plans for spring break, keep on the lookout for some of our experiences coming up this month!

Maintenance Tips

Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? For questions on utility overages, please call Conservice at (866) 254-4577.

With the colder weather, you’ll be using your heater more, so be sure to be energy conscious! When adjusting your thermostat, make sure your fan is on the auto position; this will help reduce your utilities. You can push the hold button on your thermostat to keep the temperature constant. Make sure to close and lock all windows before leaving your apartment if you had them open.

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.

Reminders

Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call Signal 88 for emergencies only! Just call (573) 214-2323, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.

If you are staying in town for spring break, get fit and remember to check out our 24-hour gym, Fitness On Demand, movie theater, and game room!

Don’t dread the move — we still have spaces available for the 2018–19 year! Call the office today to find out current rates and information about renewing your lease for next year.

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.

Soft Skills Make a Difference

A positive attitude and the ability to look someone in the eye while giving a firm handshake can truly set two very similar candidates apart in the job process. In this day and age of hiring and recruiting, we’ve been hearing a lot about soft skills, or people skills, when describing a candidate’s interviewing and hiring process. These are the skills that basically allow you to get along and interact with others in a work and social environment. Your ability to evaluate and hone your people skills should be part of your job prep, just as you ensure your resume is clean and typo-free.

An employee should be able to communicate, listen, share ideas, and interact with people (sometimes difficult people) in a way that demonstrates professionalism at all times. During the interview process, while your resume is showing your credentials, you are inherently demonstrating your soft skills. It takes constructive thought to be the person you want to be in the workplace. It doesn’t just happen by chance — it happens via thoughtful awareness, informed actions, and respectful engagements.

The skills of success, such as being adaptable, being positive, having a willingness to assist, and conveying a strong work ethic, are arguably more important than any degree or credential.

For more success tips and resources from Campus Advantage, visit CareerSuccessPortal.com.

Community Events 

Apartment Hacks — Monday, March 5 from 4–5 p.m. — Join CA Max in the lounge to learn some tips and tricks to cut costs when living in your first apartment!

National Popcorn Lover’s Day — Friday, March 9 from 1–2 p.m. — Join CA Josh in the clubhouse to learn some historic popcorn facts and try some new flavors that will really hit the spot!

Basketball Madness Contest — Sunday, March 11, All Day — Join CA Marissa at the front desk to fill out your bracket prediction for the winners of this year’s games!

Basketball Madness Hangout — Thursday, March 15 from 2:30–3:30 p.m. — Join CA Alex in the study lounge to watch the kickoff of March Madness with some good snacks and friends!

St. Patrick’s Day Party — Friday, March 16 from 4–5 p.m. — Join us in the cyber café to enjoy some festive food and crafts!

Midterm Study Tips — Monday, March 19 from 1–2 p.m. — Join CA Trish in the business center to learn some quick tips and tricks to ace your midterms!

Breakfast on the Go — Thursday, March 22 @ 9 a.m. — Join CA Taylor in the cyber café to ask questions about renewing and grab a healthy breakfast to end your midterms week!

Spring Break Open House — Friday, March 23 from 3–5 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse to take a tour and view our awesome clubhouse! There will be lots of fun events to kick-start your spring break!

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