Athens, OH 20 January 2016 –
Spring semester marks that time of year again where you wonder what happened to fall semester and start to worry about things that are 15 weeks away. Recently I have been working to prepare for the launch of a new company that I’m a part of named sublit.
Sublit was founded by my good friend Marcus Yeagle, who is a computer science major here in the Russ College. Sublit is working to make students’ lives a little easier by providing a secure subleasing platform to list, and search for homes, or apartments. Sublit allows you to pay or receive rent payments remotely.
If you aren’t familiar, subleasing is something that students often do when they get an internship or co-op. If you end up getting an internship in another city you wouldn’t want to sign a yearlong lease to live there during the three month duration of your internship. A student leaving that city for an internship elsewhere would post their existing lease up on sublit for rent. Then you would only be responsible for paying rent for the couple of months you live in their home or apartment.
This also works for posting your own personal apartment up for sublease while you’re gone. This process can save you from having to make two rent payments over the course of the summer or semester. Its inevitable you will be hunting for an internship or co-op at some point in your college career, worrying about a place to stay should be the least of your worries!