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As a pre-med college student, you understand how important it is to accrue work hours and real-life experiences in medical settings. Finding those relevant experiences isn’t always easy. But those who have interned at ACR Homes often consider it the ideal solution because they’re able to gain ground in their careers by getting hands-on experience…

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Like many of us do in our youth, Melissa Glynn chose her first career path — public accounting — based on the academic subjects that seemed to match her abilities at the time. “As I was earning my degree, I knew I didn’t love accounting,” she remembers. “But I understood it and I enjoy Excel…

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We hear it over and over from our interns and staff: “I feel like I’m making a difference when I work here.” When you regularly interact with our clients, sharing their joys and helping them overcome their challenges, you come away with a sense of warmth and community that can’t always be achieved in other…

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  Remember how the Cat in the Hat could balance a cake on his head while holding a fish bowl on an umbrella in one hand and a stack of books in the other, all while jumping on a ball? And how he made it look easy?   Life sometimes feels like that kind of…

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Does working while going to school enhance or distract from your studies? There’s quite a bit of evidence that holding a job actually improves your academic outcome. Here are the top 5 reasons for students to get a job: Build your resume. Remember your first job application where you had to write down previous work…

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Jon Hess has been a long-term direct care staff at the ACR Home on Fox Run Bay since 2002. His long-term commitment to the residents at Fox Run Bay has made a huge impact on the residents he’s served throughout those years, and naturally, they’ve had a huge impact on him, too. With almost 15 years…

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Mitch Tiedke heard about ACR two years ago when he switched to a pre-PA program in his junior year at the University of Minnesota. He had a friend who worked for ACR and it sounded like a good opportunity to gain patient care experience, so he applied at ACR and got hired. PA schools generally…

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Gwyn Callaghan started at ACR as a live-in supervisor back in 1993 and ACR’s COO Gene Leistico was one of the staff she supervised. Thanks to Gwyn, he stayed!  Gene said of Gwyn that she “instantly made me feel that I was important to her.  Important to her as an employee who would help fill the…

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UW River Falls student Jessie Adams was not looking for a job when she ran into ACR recruiter Phil Baumgarn at an on-campus Career Fair two years ago. She was looking for an internship related to her field of study—agricultural engineering technology. Fast forward two years and Jessie is now in her last year of college…

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Alison Schlosser knew she wanted a career in the medical field.  She just wasn’t sure what specific career path to pursue.  As she was graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2013 she was trying to decide between becoming a physician’s assistant or pursuing a nursing career. She wanted to do some shadowing to see…

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