Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apartment Game Night

Thanks to everyone who came to our apartment game night! We had a great time!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Faculty to Lunch

Want to get to know a professor better but don’t know how?

Your student government here at NDSU has created a solution for you. They have created a program call the “Faculty to Lunch” program.

The program is free for everyone. All you have to do is follow three simple steps:

1. Stop into the student government office (memorial union) and fill out a form to get a pizza voucher to Spicy Pie

2. Ask a professor to lunch

Take the voucher and the professor to any Spicy Pie location in Fargo for 2 free slices of pizza and 2 free drinks

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stay and Play

Come join us for a night of games, food, and fun!

Monday, October 27, 2014
Niskanen Community Center

Monday, October 20, 2014

LinkedIn Essentials: A Step towards Success

1.      Complete your profile
a.       Strong professional summary, concise, confident about qualifications and goals
b.      Complete sections specific to college students
                                                               i.      Majors, minors, courses, projects, honors, awards, and GPA
c.       Describe experiences, including keywords and accomplishments
                                                               i.      Can be AV + Skill + task = Result
d.      Incorporate relate/industry keywords and phrases throughout profile
                                                               i.      Everything is searchable
e.       Be strategic with your section layouts – put relevant information higher on your profile
f.        No spelling or grammar errors
2.      Claim your unique URL
a.       When you create an account – LinkedIn gives you a generic, random link to your page
                                                               i.      Example:
b.      Follow the editing process to make your profile URL unique to you
                                                               i.      Example:
3.      Participate in groups
a.       Update profile regularly related to the work you are pursuing
b.      Collect recommendations from professionals you have worked with – the best profiles show a diversity of recommendations
c.       Research and join university affiliated and industry-related group
4.      Use the alumni tool
a.       Gain insights into a career path
b.      Network with NDSU alumni with similar majors and skills
5.      Actively update your profile
a.       Remember, you are responsible for that you put “out there” for people to see

For more information:
·         NDSU Career Center

Monday, October 13, 2014

What do I do if I Get Locked Out?

- First step is to try your roommate(s) and see if any of them are available to let you back in.

- If they are not home, please try your complex manager next by going to their apartment and seeing if they are home and able to let you in.

- If they are not home, your next step depends on what time of the day it is.

- If it is during normal business hours (8am-5pm) – call Residence Life at 701-231-7557. They will get ahold of the complex manager on-call who will let you in.

- If it is after normal business hours (after 5pm until 8am) or on the weekend, call Campus Police at 701-231-8558. Again, they will get ahold of the complex manager on-call who will let you in.

- When the complex manager gets to your apartment they will ask you to either show them your keys, show them your ID or both. This is to verify that we are letting the correct individual into the correct apartment.

- We understand that accidents happen and tenants get locked out. However, we do keep track of how many times each tenant has been locked-out to see if a pattern emerges. If so, there may be a need for a tenant to have a conduct hearing regarding key use. Please use your keys appropriately!

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Birthday Run

A lot of people have engaged in the time-honored tradition of the Birthday Run – a drive around town picking up free stuff on their birthdays. A few people have been inquiring about the Fargo, ND Birthday Run, so here is the most complete and official list we could come up with, just for you.

On or near 13th Ave S:
Noodles and Company
Mexican Village
Hu Hot (You must sign up 1 month in advance)
Tutti Frutti
Granite City
Extreme Pita
Texas Roadhouse
TGI Friday’s

Dairy Queen

Near Campus:
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cherry Berry
Grand Junction

 People have been known to have enough free food to last a week after a successful Birthday Run, so try it out on your big day. Good luck and happy birthday!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Future Apartment Community Meeting

The current complex managers are determining ways to serve the tenants in the NDSU apartments. We are hoping that if you currently have feedback for the staff that you are letting your complex manager know. However, we know that not everyone feels comfortable voicing their opinion or maybe just hadn't thought about it yet. We will be reintroducing the community meetings in a different way this year to be more effective. Your complex managers will send out a link to short surveys throughout the semester and we NEED your help. If we have low participation on the surveys, it may reflect that there are no issues and we know that we have been approached by some but need to know issues on a larger scale. Please take part in these surveys so that your voice is heard. We will then take the acquired data and will be taking into considerations things that we can change. We will be having a community meeting that everyone is invited to in order to talk about the results that we received. We would love to hear solutions from the community on how we can solve some of these issues. Although we are complex managers, we cannot solve all of the problems so please be understanding of this. We are going to do our best to make the apartment community a better one.

Thank you all for doing your part and making this community a great one!