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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Celebrate Your Apartment Career

    February means different things to different people. Some people think of Valentine’s Day. Others think of Presidents’ Day. For NAAEI, February marks Apartment Careers Month, which is when we remind others of the exciting job opportunities offered by our industry. We’ve all heard stories about how the recent recession has impacted the job market. Many of us probably know someone who either lost...
  • Puppy Love

    The day your first child is born, everything changes. Colors get brighter, the world gets bigger and your heart explodes with an unconditional love you didn’t even know was possible. Such was the case on that emotional day last June when I held Señor Peepers—a prairie dog I adopted in Utah—for the first time. I signed the papers, cradled my baby and felt an incredible surge of joy I hadn’t...

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