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Why Your College Student Should Have a Job

September 19, 2016

I just finished launching my youngest child. She has a degree, a job, and now her own apartment. Whatever comes next, I know she’s got the basic life skills to…

Liberal Arts Majors: Pursue Your Passion and Still Pay the Bills

September 9, 2016

As a recent graduate with a degree in theatre, I’m learning that pursuing my passion for theatre is not as simple as I pictured it when I was a college freshman.  Most…

Healthcare Internship at ACR Makes an Impact

September 7, 2016

As an undergraduate at the U of M, I explored healthcare fields that would match my personality and my goals. While discussing this with a friend, she told me about her…

Top 10 State Fair Favorites for People with Disabilities

September 2, 2016

 We have a knack for fun at ACR.  It follows that we would have expertise with an event that bills itself as “Twelve Days of Fun Ending Labor Day!”  That would be the…

I’m Thrilled with my Daughter’s Work Experience at ACR

August 29, 2016

My daughter transferred to the University of Minnesota in her junior year of college to major in child psychology. Her long-term goal is to go to graduate school to study…

Patient Care Hours at ACR an Asset for PA School

August 24, 2016

I worked for ACR for three years during my undergrad years.  After that, I took a gap year and worked full-time for ACR before starting PA school. I’m now a…

Beyond Flexible Hours & Competitive Pay:  Top Reasons to Love Awake Night Shifts

August 20, 2016

What position at ACR offers flexible hours and competitive pay, as well as time to pursue a few dreams? That would be the awake night shift. Obviously, the main objective…

Health Care Experience: A Day in the Life of an ACR Staff

August 17, 2016

Katie is a part-time direct-care staff at an ACR group home for four people who have disabilities.  She and 15 other staff provide 24-hour care, including assisting with activities of…

Patient Care Hours at ACR for Premed Students

August 15, 2016

  “Get yourself hired at ACR Homes!”  That’s Dr. Bruce Simat’s standard advice to incoming students who are interested in pursuing a premed program and need patient care hours. Dr.…

The Most Meaningful Job of My Life

August 9, 2016

I worked my way through the last two years of college doing direct care at an ACR Home in Woodbury.  I loved every minute of my job, but I wasn’t…

ACR Voted Top Workplace AGAIN!

August 8, 2016

The word is out: ACR was the top large company in Minnesota in the StarTribune’s 2016 Top Workplace survey. This is the third year ACR employees have participated in this survey.…