We hope everyone is enjoying their time here at The Beacon and will make a comeback with us next fall. Ask our office staff about renewing your lease, and let us know what we can do to make this the best experience for you.
We have a towing company that comes on site, so be sure to have a valid 2019–2020 parking pass. You will need to stop by the office during business hours to check out temporary parking passes. Visitors WILL BE TOWED without a valid pass.
Reminders and Updates
Our office will be closed November 28 for Thanksgiving.
Rent is due on the first of every month and will be late on the fourth. You can pay your rent online by clicking here or by bringing a check or money order into the office. Water will be billed with your rent and can be paid at the same time. Electric service should be set up through Alabama Power and directly paid to them.
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/campus-advantage.
Community Events Calendar
Board Game Night — November 8 from 5–6:30 p.m. — Bring your A-game and play a couple of board games in the clubhouse after a long week of classes.
Food Drive — November 10–16 — Bring your non-perishable canned food items to the clubhouse to be donated to the Food Bank of East Alabama. The two residents who bring in the most items will receive a gift card.
Risk It for the Biscuit — November 12 @ 8:30 a.m. — Can you dance your way to a biscuit? Show CA William your best chicken dance while out at the transit stop and get a chicken biscuit before class!
Beacon Bonfire — November 15 from 6–7 p.m. — Join us at our firepit for games, music, and s’mores with CA Luke! Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to attend.
Friendsgiving — November 21 from 5–7 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse for dinner and celebrate Thanksgiving early with us before you leave!