As midterms approach, remember to rest up and prepare for the next few weeks.

Here is our March newsletter, which will keep you up to date on living the Verge life! Check out all of our events coming up, including a Mardi Gras celebration, cooking classes, and success planning.

Whether you have plans for vacation or plan on staying here, we hope you have a hassle-free spring and wish you lots of fun and adventure this month!

Maintenance Tip

Pest Control: Pest control is scheduled to come out on Fridays. If you have a request for pest control, please contact the office! Do not put in work orders regarding pests.

After-Hours Emergency On-Call Line: The Verge provides on-call services for EMERGENCIES, such as lockouts or maintenance emergencies (A/C issues or floods). After-hours lockouts are $25.

Reminders and Updates

March rent installments are due on or before the 4th. You can make a payment online or via check or money order. Please check your portal for any outstanding balances.

If you are a renewal and were required to pay a deposit upon moving in, your deposit requirement has changed to reflect the new rate for the 2019–2020 lease term. The difference needs to be paid by May 1.

If you are a renewal, utility caps have changed for the 2019–2020 lease term. Contact the office for updated amounts.

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 Calendar

Functional Fitness Friday — March 1 @ 5 p.m. — Work on your fitness goals with CA Darien at the gym during his fitness class.

School Supply Packs and Study Tips — March 2, All Day — Running low on school supplies? Swing by the office for some school supply packs and study tips!

Cookie Decorating — March 4 @ 6:30 p.m. — We’re lucky to have you! Join us for DIY St. Paddy’s Day cookie decorating by the coffee bar.

Pardi Gras — March 5 @ 2 p.m. — You can have your (king) cake and eat it, too! Join us for Pardi Gras, a Mardi Gras celebration, in the clubhouse!

Kahoot! for Groceries— March 6 @ 6:30 p.m. — Hang with us in the game room while we play Kahoot!, and you could win some sweet prizes!

Dress for Success — March 7 @ 6:30 p.m. — CA Jonathan will be showing you how to score your next job with tips for attire, resumes, and more in the clubhouse!

Pi Day — March 14, All Day — March 14 = 3.14 = pi! Pick up a slice of your favorite pie from the front office!

CPR and First Aid Mini-Kits — March 19, All Day — Stay prepared for any emergencies! CPR and first aid mini-kits will be available for pick up in the office.

Cooking Class — March 20 @ 6:30 p.m. — Reschedule your dinner plans! CA Zack is teaching a cooking class for Asian chicken by the grills!

Professional Headshots — March 21, All Day — Applying for a new job, or updating your resume and need a new photo? Put on your favorite outfit and meet us in the office for professional headshots!

Mac and Cheese — March 26 @ 7 p.m. — Be the mac to our cheese! Build your own mac and cheese bowl by the clubhouse! Choose your favorite toppings and personality traits that make you YOU!

DIY Stress Ball — March 28 @ 4 p.m. — Finals are coming up. Make your own stress ball with CA Lily in the clubhouse!