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  • Beat the Heat this Summer

    Summer is officially here, and it’s starting to heat up outside. Beat the heat this summer at 2040 Lofts. Join us all summer for lots of fun activities and be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay updated on the latest events going on at the property.

    Summerfest is about to start, and you won’t want to miss out on this epic concert festival. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the fest, which is happening June 25–29 and July 1–6. There will be over 800 big-name acts like Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga, and it’s all happening right in our backyard!

    July 4 – Independence Day

    Stop by the front desk anytime between 8 am and 3 pm for a delicious treat. As we celebrate the 4th of July we’ll have plenty of snacks, so bring your friends!

    July 12 – Starbucks Delivery

    Be one of the first 30 residents to post your Starbucks order on our Facebook page and we’ll bring your order to your door on July 12! Start your day off right by having coffee delivered. Post your order between July 1 and July 11 and don’t miss out on this great delivery!

    July 15 – Summertime Bingo

    Join us on July 15 in the 2040 Lofts Lounge for some summertime bingo! We’ll have all the prizes you need this time of year, such as towels, sunblock, hats, beach balls, and sunglasses. Be in the Lounge with your daubers ready at 7 pm to make sure you’re in the running!

    July 23 – National Hot Dog Day

    Summer wouldn’t be the same without grilling up a hot dog every once in a while. Celebrate National Hot Dog Day by coming in during lunchtime for a bite!

    July 25 – 2040 Lofts Fashion Show

    On July 25 in our 2040 Lofts Lounge we will be hosting our first-ever fashion show featuring local boutiques and Art Institute designers. Be sure to come by for food and beverages and to see these latest fashions!

    Summertime in Milwaukee

    It’s finally starting to feel like summertime here in Milwaukee, so shake off those winter coats and get outside! We all love Marquette, but sometimes that Milwaukee winter can really get to you. Now that the heat is here, check out some of the great outdoor events to change things up!

    Polish Fest

    Whether you’re Polish or just like some good old-fashioned entertainment, this festival is not to be missed! On June 13-15, head over to America’s largest Polish festival, and join in on the fun. Swing by to try a taste of Poland, and take home your favorite treats from the Polish marketplace.


    Summerfest is touted as being the World’s Largest Music Festival, and with 11 days of music, it’s easy to see why. From June 25-29 and July 1-6, no matter what type of music you prefer, you’re bound to find something you like. Headliners this year will include Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan, Outkast, and Usher, just to name a few. With over 1,000 performances, you certainly don’t want to miss out. In addition to the fantastic music, over 45 food and beverage vendors will be providing great eats — from donuts to fajitas or anything fried, you’ll find it at Summerfest. Over the years, this festival has grown to cover 75-acres, and new enhancements are being added all the time. Even if you’ve been to Summerfest in the past, this is guaranteed to be a whole new experience! 

    Wisconsin State Fair

    Another not-to-be-missed event going on this summer is the Wisconsin State Fair, from July 31-August 10. In addition to some great attractions and rides, you can enjoy some more great music at the fair — including 17-time Grammy Award-winning Aretha Franklin!

    What are your big plans for this summer? Be sure to post your hot spots below so others can join in on the fun!

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    Five Skills Employers Want From New Graduates

    2040 Lofts has the best Bryant & Stratton College apartments for rent.By combining soft skills, like teamwork and communication, with the hard skills a position requires, you can make yourself a perfect job candidate—even as a recent grad.

    The same question is on the mind of every person beginning a job search: What is the best thing that I bring to the employment table?

    For college students without a lot of work experience, finding an answer can be tricky. However, there are some universal skills that employers look for in new grads.

    The Top Five Skills

    According to NACE’s Job Outlook 2012survey, the top five skills/qualities employers seek are:

    Ability to work in a team
    Verbal communication skills
    Ability to make decisions and problem solve
    Ability to obtain and process information
    Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
    Employers will gauge these “soft skills” during an interview by asking behavioral-based questions, like “tell me about a time when things didn’t go as planned” or “tell me about your most recent experience working on a team.” Not sure how to answer these questions? Visit your school’s career center to learn more and to practice with a mock interview.
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    10 Tips To Boost Your Interview Skills

    2040 Lofts has the best Marquette University housing.Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview skills.

    By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

    Practice Good Nonverbal Communication

    It’s about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a firm handshake. That first nonverbal impression can be a great beginning — or quick ending — to your interview.
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    Five Things Every Intern Should Know

    2040 Lofts has the best Marquette University housing.Wondering how to ace an internship? It’s as easy as knowing the company, understanding your role, and taking advantage of every opportunity presented to you.

    – Ways to prepare for your internship.
    – The importance of asking questions.
    – Why you should network throughout your internship.

    Before you walk in the door of your internship, memorize the five important points below. Following these tips will assure that you have a great intern experience.

    1. Get To Know The Company

    Consider this your homework assignment. Be familiar with as much as you can about the company before you begin your internship. Showing that you understand the company’s products, services, and mission are crucial aspects of any job.
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    Five Sneaky Productivity Killers and How to Combat Them

    2040 Lofts has the best Marquette University housing.Imagine how much time you could save if you were a little more productive. Instead of a wishy-washy post about the things you should do in order to increase your productivity–here are a five things you should avoid and be aware of.

    Do you know that your mind is the biggest productivity killer?

    The human attention span is as little as ten minutes. It is hard for anyone to concentrate on anything for more than ten minutes none stop. But, how do people drive for days at a time? Worryingly, the people who do this are going to spend a lot of their time distracted. The mind only wanders a little after ten minutes of non-stop concentration, and most people can recover from it.
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    Surprising, Creative Ways to Make Money on the Side

    2040 Lofts has the best Milwaukee apartments close to Marquette University!Whether you are a single mom, a mom who stays home, or a working mom, if you are looking for ways to make ends meet, pay down debt, or save for retirement or college, there are some simple things you can do from home to make extra money.

    While these jobs aren’t likely to be the highest paying jobs you have ever had, they can bring in a nice side income stream.  Best of all, you can do them from the comfort of your home and around your family’s schedule.  That beats going out and working part-time any day.
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    People You Don’t Need In Your Life

    2040 Lofts has the best Milwaukee apartments close to Marquette University!You are what you eat — and you definitely are whom you associate with. (Like Jim Rohn says, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”) The people closest to you make all the difference – in good and bad ways.

    The problem is, it can be tough to find great new connections and friends to add to your inner circle: People who will support you, help you, encourage, motivate, and inspire you.

    Fortunately it’s a lot easier to spot the people closest to you who are holding you back. Let subtraction result in addition. If people like these are close to you, get rid of them:
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    How To Get Great LinkedIn Recommendations

    2040 Lofts has the best Milwaukee apartments close to Marquette University!LinkedIn is the best social media platform to present your professional history along with endorsements.  No matter what line of work you’re in, having glowing recommendations throughout your profile will serve you well. For example, when a client or potential employer asks you for references you can point them to your LinkedIn profile.

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