We sincerely hope that this semester is going smoothly for you all and that you are enjoying the winter weather. Please remember that housing at Kent State is very limited, and the incoming freshmen are going to begin applying for housing soon. Many students won’t be able to find on-campus housing, which means they’ll look for off-campus apartments. If you have yet to renew, be sure to do so as soon as possible to ensure the lowest rate and to secure your housing for the 2016–2017 school year.
Winter leaving you feeling cold? Setting your heat to 72°F will help keep your heater running smoothly and efficiently. Setting the heat too high can cause stress on the heater and may result in damaging it.
Reminders & Updates
Here are some tips for a successful year at Campus Pointe:
Rent is due on the 1st of each month. Luckily, you have until the 3rd to pay your rent before late fees begin accruing on the 4th at 8:00 a.m. If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Jackie Grant in the office or email her at [email protected].
We are officially towing! Baker’s Towing surveys the parking lots every evening. Make sure your parking pass is located in the lower left-hand corner of your rear windshield to avoid any confusion. Please remind your guests to use the visitor lot so they are not towed! If you haven’t picked up your parking pass, please do so ASAP in the office.
Need something fixed? Submit a service request in one of two ways: You can call the office during regular office hours, or submit a request online through your resident portal at campuspointekent.com. Please keep in mind that our maintenance team has limited hours on weekends unless it is an emergency, so don’t be alarmed if your request isn’t handled until Monday.
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.
We want to be part of your success. Be sure to check out our career success events this month, including our live keynote event (February 25) with Mike Tomasello: “How to Land ANY Job, Even When Everyone Says You Can’t.”
Here are 5 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!
Community Events Calendar
Bingo Night — February 4 @ 6:30 p.m.
Test your luck and play to win! Join us in the clubhouse for bingo for a chance to win huge prizes, including a GoPro, an Apple iPad, and an Apple Watch!
Professional Headshots — February 22 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Looking to make your LinkedIn profile stand out? Stop by the clubhouse to have a professional headshot taken to use in the job-hunting process!
International Potluck Dinner — February 23 @ 6 p.m.
Join us in the media lounge for an International Potluck Dinner. Residents are encouraged to bring a dish that represents their culture. Residents who partake in cooking for the event will be reimbursed with a $20 gift card. To sign up, please email [email protected] or stop by the office.
Virtual Keynote — February 24
Come listen to speaker and author Mike Tomasello’s presentation, “How to Land Any Job, Even When Everyone Says You Can’t”. He’ll discuss the interview process and how to interview to impress!