Happy first day of March!! As we start off the month and head towards spring, midterms are quickly approaching! These tests can be very stressful and often cause us to feel overwhelmed, overworked, and fatigued. Here are SIX WAYS to help you maintain some sanity this midterm season! Continue reading
Welcome back to all of the students! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and wish you a Happy New Year! As we come up on the end of the second week back, are you back into the school groove yet, or still working on it?! We know coming back from a long break can be difficult! Be sure to check out our post on How to Recover from the Post-Holiday Food Coma! The post has tips that will help you get back into the groove of things and get you ready to hit those books again! Continue reading
It’s that time of year. You’ve just moved into your apartment, are finally settling in, and suddenly you’re already being asked about renewing your lease for the 2018-2019 lease term! You may be thinking “I don’t even know if I’m going to like who I’m living with or where I’m living now, so how am I supposed to choose for next year already?”. We totally understand!
Madison’s campus area market is a unique one. Almost all apartments in the campus area begin leasing for the following fall nearly 11 months in advance. It seems crazy, we know, but MPM adheres to this schedule in order to be as fair and efficient as possible for our residents and property owners.
August has arrived, and you can never be too prepared for the craziness and chaos of August turnover. One of our recent blog posts was about Getting Ready to Move in Madison for Non-Campus Area Residents, so this week we wanted to share our tips for Campus area residents and share what to expect while moving in and out during the crazy August in Madison. Be prepared and know what to expect!
Prep for Moving
-Be sure to update your landlord with your forwarding address. Don’t wait until the last minute. With the stress of moving, it could slip your mind. Let your landlord know your new address as soon as you secure your next place.
-Change your mailing address- you can do that through USPS here.
-Update any magazine or newspaper subscriptions with your new address.
Have you been slacking when it comes to looking for a place to live this fall, and realize you now only have about 2.5 months to find a place? Well, don’t worry, MPM’s got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a place for yourself, or for you and 4 other roommates, we’ve put together a list of some last minute housing options just for you.
High Rises – all utilities, cable and internet included!
Efficiencies (1-2 people):
Exams are over, and your brain can finally take a break. From internships to traveling, to summer jobs, many of you probably have at least some plans lined up for your college summer break. How you choose to spend your summers can actually have a major impact on your resume and your future. For those of you who do not have anything lined up just yet, here are some great last minute ideas for how to spend your summer that don’t involve spending 100% of your time laying on the beach or binge watching Netflix (although we highly recommend sprinkling those activities in here and there).
Last Minute Internship
Internships are one of the best things that you can do as a college student over summer break to increase your odds of getting hired after graduation. If you haven’t applied for any internships yet, there are still plenty of opportunities out there. Don’t be afraid to ask a parent or a professor or a professional contact if they can help you get your foot in the door. Indeed.com has a list of internships you can check out here.
Finding a new apartment can sometimes be challenging. What’s more challenging is if you are unable to view a unit before signing a lease for it. Whether you are unable to get off work during the available showing hours, you live out of state, or you are moving from another country, we have a few tips for you when it comes to signing for an apartment “sight unseen”.
What does “Sight Unseen” actually mean?
It’s March, so you know what that means? It’s time for MARCH MADNESS! March Madness is typically the second week of March through the first week of April. This year, the tournament is scheduled to begin on March 14th, 2017. March Madness is the time of year when the NCAA Men’s and Women’s college basketball tournaments are held to determine the national champions of college basketball.
How Does the Tournament Work?
For those who do not know how the tournament works, here is a brief overview, according to Wikipedia.
They typically start with 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the NCAA, to determine the national championship. 16 teams make it past the first weekend’s games. This is called the “Sweet Sixteen”. The second weekend narrows the field to the “Elite Eight” and then the “Final Four”. The final weekend focuses on the four semifinalists. The two semifinal victors move on to play in the national championship game.
Over the past years, online dating has become the “norm”, especially among college students and young professionals. According to the Pew Research Center, “80% of Americans who have used online dating agree that online dating is a good way to meet people,” so we’re all for giving a dating app or online platform a try in order to find that special someone. We have provided 6 quick tips for online dating below.
Make sure your online dating profile is YOU!
Your online dating profile should portray who you are, not who you used to be, or some exaggerated version of yourself. Be honest and be yourself. If someone is going to reject your honest online profile, it’s better to weed them out ahead of time anyway! If you can narrow down the pool of people you connect with online by being your true self, the odds of actually liking the people you choose to meet up with in person will be much higher. Madison may seem like a big city, but the world gets a lot smaller when you start dating online. The last thing you want to do is exaggerate or be dishonest on your online dating profile then get caught out on the town acting or looking like a completely different person.
If you’re not sure if your profile shows the best and most honest side of you, feel free to ask a friend to look it over. Friends are actually much better judges of our best characteristics than we are.