We love having you here at West & Wright and hope you have taken the opportunity to renew your lease! If you haven’t, there are still a few spots left. Remember that we are now leasing to the public, so your spot is technically up for grabs. If you have questions, please contact the leasing office at (334) 350-388 or by email at [email protected].
Don’t forget your keys! With the holidays quickly approaching, your roommates may not be home as often as usual. If you are not in the habit of doing so already, please remember to take your keys with you at all times. West & Wright has an on-call CA after hours and on weekends, but response times can be delayed during holidays and home game weekends. As always, if you need assistance from the staff after hours, please call the office at (334) 350-3880 and press 9 to reach the on-call CA.
Reminders and Updates
Respect the building and help keep it clean and in good condition. We all love having a nice new building to call home. However, with residents and guests repeatedly tearing down signage, leaving trash in the hallways, and damaging walls and lobbies, the building can quickly become unappealing. Please do your part as a responsible resident and make sure you and your guests are disposing of trash in the proper locations and are not tearing down signage. This signage is very important to emergency responders should anything happen in the building. Do not hesitate to let us know if an area needs our attention or if something is damaged. We appreciate your feedback as well as your help with these matters.
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.
Community Events Calendar
Blood Drive — November 2 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. — At the Wright Street entrance.
Time Changes — November 4 — Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour!
Election Day — November 6 — Let your voice be heard! Make sure to VOTE! Join us for pizza and snacks throughout the day in the office.
Thirsty Thursday with Toomer’s Lemonade — November 8
Trivia — November 12 at 6 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse.
Fab’rik Boutique Pop-up Shopping — November 13 from noon–5 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday Break — November 19–23
Cyber Monday Specials — November 26
Thirsty Thursday with Starbucks — November 29