The school year is in full gear now and Torchlight would like to remind you we are here to help! Come by the office for our updated computer lab, headshots, and of course, free food! We hope you have made yourself comfortable with your new home away from home and would love for you to stay! Torchlight has begun leasing for next year! Stop by the office and learn how we offer our residents the lowest rates of the year to renew their lease!
You spoke, we listened!
Thanks to all of you who filled out the change of management survey. We have carefully reviewed every response and are working hard to improve your experience.
We are making some exciting improvements including:
Internet improvements are on the way!
If you did not have a chance to participate in the survey or have something additional to share, please stop by the office, call, or email, and let us know what we can do to make your home and community a better place to live.
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:
- 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.
Community Event Calendar
Fall Door Decorating Contest — November 1 — Decorate your doors and upload them to the Torchlight Resident Connections page and enter to win a gift card!
National Nachos Day — November 6 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. — Residents will be able socialize and celebrate National Nachos Day! Free nachos will be given out to the residents for the holiday.
Ice Cream Social — November 8 from 6–7 p.m. — Residents can come into the office and enjoy making their own ice cream sundaes!
Professional Headshots — November 18 from 2–4 p.m. — Residents will be able to come into the office and get professional headshots for their LinkedIn profiles!
Blood Drive — November 28 from 3–6 p.m. — Torchlight will be hosting a OneBlood Bus for residents to donate! Anyone who donates will be given a OneBlood blanket and will be entered to win prizes in the front office!
Cookies and Milk — November 29 from 6–7 p.m. — Residents can interact with their neighbors and enjoy fresh-baked cookies and milk!