Spring is approaching us, which means spring break is near! We hope that you are excelling in school and life. Midterms don’t define your semester, so maintain your grades and finish strong. Never doubt yourself; we’re rooting for you!

-Lafayette Place

Special Highlight

  • Please remember to pick up after your pets. We love our puppies, just not their poo.
  • Remember to keep our breezeways clean and clutter free by taking trash to the compactor and not leaving it by your doors to avoid fines.
  • No outside furniture or trash are allowed on the balconies/patios.
  • Remember to not overload washers/dryers. This could cause them to stop working.

Reminders & Updates

  • Office hours are Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday from 1–5 p.m.
  • Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call the Community Assistant on call at (662) 801-5100 for any after-hours emergencies. Available seven days a week!
  • Rent is due on the 1st of the month, and late fees are applied on the 4th at 8 a.m.

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

National Pancake Day — March 2 — National Pancake Day is March 4 at your local IHOP, but we’re starting a couple days early! Come eat pancakes with us Friday morning in the clubhouse!

National Cereal Day — March 7 — What’s your favorite cereal? Let us know, and we’ll have it here for you on National Cereal Day!

Spring Break Awareness — March 9–13 — A week of fun and relaxation from school! We want you to have fun but also to be careful of your surroundings. Stop by the office to pick up a care package for spring break!

LP Bracket Challenge — March 15 — Do you have the perfect bracket?! Join our challenge for a chance to win a prize! We’ll be giving away three prizes to the top three winners!

BBQ Friday — March 23 — The weather is warmer, which means it’s time to crank up the grill! Come grill and chill with us by the pool and enjoy some free barbecue!

Karaoke Night — March 29 — Do you have the vocals to compete in American Idol? Come show us what you got during our karaoke night! The best vocals will get a prize form our judges!

Pie-A-CA — March 30 — Is there a CA or manager that you want to pie in the face?! Well, you’re in luck! We’re giving you an opportunity to pie one of us in the face. The pie in the face is for the annual Relay For Life. All proceeds given during the event will go toward the Relay For Life event in April.