“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
You are halfway through this semester, which means you have a great start to your collegiate journey here with us at Buckeye Village. November is the month that reminds us to be thankful, and we want you all to know that we’re thankful for each and every one of our residents! You make our jobs so fun! We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving break and that everyone has a safe trip home! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Need something fixed? We can’t fix it if we don’t know it is broken! You can submit a service request in one of two ways: Call the office during regular office hours, or submit online through your resident portal at buckeyevillagemansfield.com/residents. Please keep in mind that our maintenance team has limited hours on weekends, so unless it’s an emergency, don’t be alarmed if your request isn’t handled until Monday.
Do not overfill the washing machines when loading them. If you put in too much laundry, the clothes may not get thoroughly clean, and the washer will get off balance and can even break. Less is more, in this case.
Reminders & Updates
Here are some tips for a successful year at Buckeye Village:
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 a.m. Payments can be made via your resident portal or dropped in the rent dropbox in front of the GM’s office — even if it’s after hours. If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Meredith Boylan or Melissa Miller in the office Monday–Friday.
Locked out of your apartment or have a maintenance emergency? Remember: There is always a Community Assistant on call! Just call (419) 565-6499, and you’ll be connected with the Community Assistant who’ll be able to assist you.
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.
Pizza and Movie Night — Thursday, November 8 from 5–7 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse for pizza and a movie. Bring your friends and enjoy!
Decorate Your Cupcake — Wednesday, November 14 from 4–6 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse where we’ll have different flavors of cupcakes for you to decorate with all the fixin’s.
Resume Workshop — Tuesday, November 27 @ 6 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse for a resume workshop with Pam Schopieray from OSU. She will be going over lots of tips and tricks for a great resume. Snacks will be provided.
Cornhole Tournament — Thursday, November 29 @ 4 p.m. — We’ll have the cornhole boards set up in the courtyard for a tournament with snacks and prizes. Who will be our winner?