The Verge staff is filling this month with lots of love!

With spring classes in full effect, don’t forget to set aside a little bit of time in your schedule for yourself! Whether you love art, sports, or food, we have an event for you.

Be sure to utilize all resources available to you this year, and ensure you begin with your end goals in mind. Our team is committed to helping you succeed and have a hassle-free experience at your home away from home. Let us know how we can help!

Special Highlight

Take control of your future! Check out the Career Success Portal, which can be accessed through your Resident Portal account (where you pay rent). With this resource, you can search for open jobs in the area, build your resume, schedule mock interviews, and more!

Reminders and Updates

We have switched over to Pavlov as our cable provider. If you need any technical assistance, please call (888) 472-8568.

Your safety is always important to us. Please be sure to lock all apartment and car doors when you exit, and ensure to secure personal belongings in a safe space.

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.

Here are five 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 you and connect you with resources to assist in your success!

Speaking of career success, did you know that as a resident of a Campus Advantage property you have FREE access to our exclusive Career Success Portal? Browse millions of jobs, including over 500,000 unique job postings, build your resume, practice your interviewing skills, and much more. To access the Career Success Portal, visit your resident portal and look for the sign-up link!

Community Events Calendar

The Final Game — February 3 from 6–8 p.m. — Let’s end the football season the right way: The Verge Way. Join us in the clubhouse for a final game watch party!

Pretzel Day — February 5 from 5–6 p.m. — Love the show The Office? Then you’ll love this event. We’re having our very own Pretzel Day. Come grab a soft pretzel with tons of yummy toppings.

DIY Tie-Dye Night — February 7 from 7–8:30 p.m. — Red, purple, green, galore, come and make a custom shirt with even more! Join us in the clubhouse for a fun night of creating your very own tie-dye shirt!

Pizza Bar — February 8 from 1–2 p.m. — The best holiday of the year: National Pizza Day! Celebrate with us by creating your very own personalized pizza!

DIY Wine Glass Decorating — February 11 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. — Need a last-minute gift for your valentine? Look no further and make a handmade glass for your fruity drinks! Join us for a DIY night to create your very own wine glass!

Valentine’s Day Grams — February 13, All Day — Let us play Cupid. Come into the office to send a candy-gram to one of your fellow residents!

Blood Drive and Renewal Exclusive Party — February 13 from 1–6 p.m. — Give a little blood and a little love this Valentine’s Day season! Join us for a blood drive and a party in the clubhouse to celebrate your renewal with us!

Valentine’s Day Jeopardy — February 14 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. — Who needs a date on Valentine’s Day when you could come play Jeopardy with your favorite CAs? Join us for a fun game of Jeopardy, and you could win flowers, chocolates, and even a teddy bear!

Nursing Home Valentine’s Day Cards — February 17 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. — Love is the best healing feeling! Help us spread the love by making Valentine’s Day cards for residents in a local nursing home!

Taco Bar Tuesday — February 19 from 1–2 p.m. — Put a little taste into your Tuesday! Join us for Taco Bar Tuesday!

Ready, Set, THROW — February 25 from 6–7 p.m. — Take flight with The Verge! Join us for a night in the sky as we host a paper airplane competition!

Breakfast for Dinner — February 26 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. — No dishes for you tonight, we have dinner covered. Join us for breakfast for dinner. We’ll have you bacon for more!