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Intern Spotlight: Jordin Klar

April 30, 2021

Jordin facilitated an intervention in her home that resulted in a significant reduction in behaviors for her resident. See what she did and why! Attends: University of Minnesota Twin-Cities Major: Developmental Psychology Career Plans: Clinical Psychology “I’ve learned a lot of patience and people skills at ACR, and about person centered care. I’ve learned to…

7 great books about disabilities for National Reading Month

March 19, 2021

March is National Reading Month. If you’re looking for your next title, whether for yourself or to read with the kids, take a look at this collection of good reads that can help us all be better allies and advocates for people with disabilities. If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and…

Pre-Health Info Session Lunch & Learn

March 18, 2021

Always the big question, how did you get into Med/OT/Nursing/PA School!?. We have some exciting info sessions the next two weeks where we are discussing these big questions with our very own ACR Residential Supervisors  who have been accepted into these programs! If you’re looking for tips and important information for your future grad school…

Intern Spotlight: Priya Kanajam

March 15, 2021

After starting a Direct Care job at ACR as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Priya started her Internship at ACR as a senior after fulfilling years of direct care experience at her home. Attends: Senior at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Major: Biology Career Path: pre-med “Starting to work at ACR was probably one of the…

What’s an Impact Project?

March 4, 2021

As applications roll in for our first Impact Year team, there is one question we wanted to expand on more…something we are so very excited about! An Impact Project is one of the requirements of the Impact Year, and it is truly one of the really fun parts. Through the course of the Impact Year,…

Graduating? Here’s how to get the most out of a gap-year experience

March 3, 2021

What is a gap-year program and why consider it? If you’re ready to graduate, maybe you’d like a little breathing room in your schedule, so you can focus on applying to medical school or a graduate program, while accumulating some work experience to add to your application. Or maybe you need to take a step…

Coming Soon- Impact Year!

February 16, 2021

ACR has multiple opportunities that align well with those pursuing Gap Year opportunities whether that’s due to graduation, taking a break from school, taking an employment break, or just trying something new. We’ve long advertised growth opportunities to consider during a Gap Year such as an internship, advancement opportunity, or being an e-float. Each of…

Alumni Spotlight – Priorities & Professionalism Lessons gained at ACR

January 27, 2021

Name: Daniel Plack Worked at ACR Home on: Lydia West and Cummings Undergrad: University of Northwestern- St. Paul Post grad: University of Minnesota Medical School, Internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, Anesthesiology Residency at Mayo Clinic Career: I plan to pursue an academic career in anesthesiology after completing subspecialty training in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care. Any specific skills you…

Virtual Internship Lunch & Learn Sessions

January 11, 2021

ACR Homes offers employees a flexible, individualized opportunity to complete an internship to align with their educational and career goals. Internships give your resume a boost and give another key talking point and experience for graduate school or medical school interviews. Internships are available for a variety of majors and career interests. Join us Thursday…

GAP YEAR HERE

December 28, 2020

Just graduated and figuring out your next steps? Looking for a new employment opportunity? Want a job that matters? We can help fill in your GAP! We are hosting virtual GAP YEAR HERE: Opportunity Open Houses for current employees as well as prospective employees! Get a $10 Chipotle e-card for joining us! Virtual Sessions via…

From part-time to full-time: How ACR becomes a way of life

December 28, 2020

Many of the wonderful and caring people who come to work at ACR are looking for a part-time job. Perhaps they’re students, and they see their work at ACR as an important part of their future career path, whether it’s nursing, medicine or social work. But many quickly discover a meaningful experience awaits, and some…

Intern Spotlight: Abigail Ferraro

December 21, 2020

Abby Ferraro balanced the work load of her final semester as an undergrad while wrapping up a very impactful pre-PA internship at ACR. Attends: Senior at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Major: Biology, Society, Environment major, Public Health minor Career Path:  Pre-PA   “I originally applied to ACR with the intent of doing an internship and started…