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  • Dirty Little Secret

    Disclaimer: If you are a potential love interest, please stop reading. My name is Lauren and I own 36 porcelain dolls. I have a problem. I began collecting them as a young girl and continued to do so until the age of 20, when my mom stopped enabling me. The dolls were taking up too much space and, more important, creeping people out. Friends would walk into my childhood bedroom for the first...
  • Paths to Careers in the Apartment Industry

    Some started as college students working in the office at the apartment community at which they lived. Others had a friend in the industry who encouraged them to apply. Still others were bored with their current jobs and looking to make a change. The ways in which people start working in the apartment industry are as varied as the individuals themselves. Ours is an industry that employs more...
  • All Up in Your Face(book)

    I am a proud member of the Freshmen Class of Facebook. In those early days, back in 2004 and 2005, the site was new and exclusive (it required a .edu address to sign up) and cool. And the first day I stalked an on-campus crush using the “people search,” I knew it was going to change my life forever. One small step for me, one giant leap backward for all of womankind. There were, of course, other...
  • Spreading the Word about Apartment Careers

    Wow, I am amazed at the participation we are seeing in this year’s Apartment Careers Month, and we’re only halfway through February. It’s not too late to plan your own activities for Apartment Careers Month. We are seeing many of our affiliates use this month as an opportunity to organize career fairs or to visit with college and high school students about the many career options available in...

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