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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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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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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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This is the time of year when students have finished their finals, and are possibly taking a few days of R & R before looking ahead to that next semester. If that’s you (or someone near and dear to you), pay attention. Winter break will be gone before you know it, and you don’t want…

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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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I started at ACR Homes as a Direct Care Professional during my junior year of college. I had previously worked in retail and customer service, and I wanted to find a part-time job with more purpose. After hearing from a friend about her job at ACR, I decided to apply. I was hired and placed…

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Did you know that Minnesotans who rely on MinnesotaCare for health benefits could be facing premium increases of 50-67% for 2017?  In response to this sobering news, last week Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared that the Affordable Care Act is “no longer affordable” for many Americans. These dramatic increases in the individual health care market also have some top…

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“Nice” and “smart” are key attributes ACR looks for in applicants.  In addition to that, since all of our positions include driving, employees also need a reliable form of transportation.  We noticed that was a problem for some.  Especially employees who are students at the University of Minnesota where a parking spot  can run from…

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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 liberal arts majors don’t all of a sudden make it big and successfully steer their lives into a full-time pursuit of their passion.  So they have to decide…

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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 physician’s assistant in gastroenterology. I can tell you that most PA programs require patient care hours just to be eligible for interview. I also found…

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