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Courtside is a student apartment community in Eugene, OR that offers a vibrant student living experience just steps from the new Matthew Knight Arena. This brand new residence features modern architecture, stylish interiors and a collection of social amenities that create a uniquely connected and incredibly convenient lifestyle.

Courtside’s walkable location is just a block from the University of Oregon campus, steps to classes, student dining and U of O Services. It also has a café space, with a grocery store and shopping right next door, and the envy of all college sports arenas across the street.

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For Our Courtside Residents: 12 Ways to Improve Your Networking

eugene oregon housing For Our Courtside Residents: 12 Ways to Improve Your Networking

Networking plays a significant role in your job search process. Luckily, you can find people to add to your network almost anywhere. Think creatively about where to make contacts—they could be family, friends, neighbors, school, volunteers, co-workers, sports fans, workout partners, member organizations, or anywhere else.

Here are 12 other things you can do to prepare for a successful networking experience.

1. Be Prepared

Don’t go anywhere without copies of your resume and business/networking card. You never know when you’ll meet someone who can help you out.

2. Join Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are one of the top venues for networking. Find ones related to your field and sign up!

3. Volunteer

Volunteer work is a great way to make network contacts—and a solid first impression.

4. Find A Mentor

Not only can a mentor provide support and guidance, but they can also point you to any contacts they already have.

5. Ask For Help

Don’t be afraid to reach out to your existing contacts. Most people are flattered to be asked for advice because it makes them feel important.

6. Project A Positive Image

Look successful and smile—you’ll get noticed during networking events.

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About Courtside

We strive to provide the best student apartments for rent near the University of Oregon. Courtside is Eugene, OR housing at its finest!  We offer fully furnished apartments in Eugene, OR, near the University of Oregon campus, with all the fun UO has to offer! With affordable rates, and a great student lifestyle — Courtside is much better than living in the dorms.  

For Our Courtside Residents: Understanding Insurance

Decoding Deductibles and Comprehending Premiums

eugene oregon housing For Our Courtside Residents: Understanding InsuranceWe all have a chance of breaking our leg, getting in a car accident, or having our house split down the middle by a tornado. Most of us are pretty sure it won’t happen to us—so why do we pay for insurance? Because it’s a way to handle risk. After all, paying a few bucks a month is easier and cheaper than paying a huge chunk of money if something bad does actually happen.

How Does Insurance Work?

Consider this example: Say your apartment building has 100 apartments, and one gets robbed every year. When an apartment is robbed, it typically costs the tenant around $10,000 to replace everything. If there’s no insurance, any time an apartment gets robbed, the tenant has to pay that full $10,000 out of pocket.

Let’s say the building gets insurance that covers losses from theft and requires all the tenants to pay $100 dollars a year. Now, when someone gets robbed, they’re only out $100. The new insurance provides the rest of the money to replace the stolen stuff. Sure, the other tenants are out $100, but they have the peace of mind that they’ll be covered if this happens to them.

OK, but How Does Real Insurance Work?

Real insurance takes into account a lot more factors. If some of those tenants never lock their doors, the insurance company might charge them a higher rate because they’re a higher risk. The insurance company may give a special discount to people who install bars on their windows or buy a second deadbolt. Or they may have research and data that show that a first-floor apartment is 25% more likely to be broken into.

Insurance companies take all of these little things into account when determining the monthly rate, which they call a premium. For example, that’s why younger drivers pay more for insurance than older drivers.

Remember our building insurance company from a few paragraphs ago? Let’s say they let you pay a premium of only $25 per year instead of $100 for the same $10,000 coverage. But there’s a catch: if something happens, you have to pay $2,500 out of your own pocket to get the remaining $7,500 for all of your stolen goods.

This $2,500 is called a deductible. If you have a high deductible, you usually pay a lower premium; if you have a lower deductible, you pay a higher premium. It just boils down to whether you play it safe and pay the money upfront, or risk it and accept that you’ll have to pay a bit more if something does happen.

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About Courtside

We strive to provide the best student apartments for rent near the University of Oregon. Courtside is Eugene, OR housing at its finest!  We offer fully furnished apartments in Eugene, OR, near the University of Oregon campus, with all the fun UO has to offer! With affordable rates, and a great student lifestyle — Courtside is much better than living in the dorms.  

For Our Courtside Residents: Balancing Work and School

eugene oregon housing For Our Courtside Residents: Balancing Work and School

Striking a balance between work and school can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. Good time management and planning are your keys to success.

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Most people pay for the majority of their college education. But they do this in different ways.

Some attend school part time while working. This can cut down the amount of money they have to borrow, but it can sadly add on several extra years before they graduate.

Another option is to take student loans for everything and defer payments until later. However, these people have to deal with the financial pressure of thousands of dollars of debt as soon as they leave school.

A great way to balance these two extreme approaches is taking a part-time job while attending school full time. That way you can better manage your debts, while still finishing school in 4 years.

Finding the perfect mix of work and school can be very difficult, however, so check out the following tips for some helpful strategies.

Set A Schedule And Keep It

Without a doubt, the best way to balance school and work is to make a detailed schedule. This helps you maintain a job schedule that’s pretty constant so your employer is more likely to feel confident in you and work with you. And it helps with anything that pops up on the fly. If you know you work every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, then you know you can make that last-minute study group Tuesday night.

Keep your schedule somewhere handy, like in a pocket planner or your phone, and put everything in it—homework due dates, tests, social hangouts, work shifts, etc. Make as tight a schedule as you want, but don’t forget to give yourself free time to read a book that isn’t for class, watch something on Netflix, or play a game of League of Legends. Just be careful about overbooking yourself. Before you add something to your schedule, think about your responsibilities, free time, and sleep schedule for that week. Is the time commitment worth it?

The reason you have a schedule is to space things out so you don’t have to do everything all at once. Don’t think about school while you’re at work, and don’t think about work while you’re in class. Focus on what you’re doing 100%. That goes for free time as well. Don’t think about that paper being due or your next work shift when you’re supposed to be mindlessly watching a movie with your significant other or catching up on Facebook.

One of the greatest things about school is that each class has a syllabus, which is fantastic for scheduling. As of the first day in class, you know exactly what to expect for the next few weeks/months. That means you can schedule study time for tests well in advance, even requesting off from work if you need to.

Communicate With Loved Ones And Roommates

It might be especially tough when you first start working part time on top of school. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your significant other, friends, and family for support. Include them when you have downtime, as you’ll need them as a source of fun and love. Just be sure to communicate how important study time privacy is—so they don’t become a source of stress or distraction.

During downtime, keep them updated with fun stories about professors and classmates, interesting facts that you’ve learned, etc. Open communication will ensure that your loved ones and roommates stay connected in your life without stressing you out and complicating your work/school balance.

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About Courtside

We strive to provide the best student apartments for rent near the University of Oregon. Courtside is Eugene, OR housing at its finest!  We offer fully furnished apartments in Eugene, OR, near the University of Oregon campus, with all the fun UO has to offer! With affordable rates, and a great student lifestyle — Courtside is much better than living in the dorms.  

Twitter Files for IPO: What You Should Know

u of oregon student housing Twitter Files for IPO: What You Should KnowIt’s official: Twitter is going public.

The social media company announced Thursday that it filed plans for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, ending months of speculation about its intentions to sell stock on the public markets.

The company, which has 200 million members, disclosed the filing in a tweet. Analysts say Twitter could be valued at up to $10 billion, based on trading on secondary exchanges, in what will surely be the biggest tech IPO since Facebook’s $16 billion offering in May 2012.

Twitter used a provision of the JOBS Act that allows companies with less than $1 billion in revenue to file plans for an IPO in secret. The law, passed in 2012, is meant to spur public offerings by smaller companies. The confidential filing means regulators can now review Twitter’s documents without the company having to disclose its financials to the public.

The IPO announcement solves what had been one of the biggest questions in tech. For months, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has steadily refused to tip his hand on whether the company would go public. On Monday, he declined to grant any interviews after giving a keynote presentation on leadership at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in San Francisco.

And, in an interview with Katie Couric at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June, he insisted that making money was not a priority.

“We think of revenue like oxygen,” he said at the time. “It’s necessary for life, it’s vital to the health and success of the business, but it’s not the purpose of life. You don’t get up in the morning and say, ‘I’ve got to get enough oxygen.’”

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About Courtside

We strive to provide the best apartments for rent in Eugene, OR. Courtside is U of Oregon student housing at its finest!  We offer apartments in Eugene, OR, near the University of Oregon campus, with all the fun UO has to offer! With affordable rates, and a great student lifestyle — Courtside is much better than living in the dorms.  

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