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Internship Spotlight: Kelsey Porter, Arthur’s

Kelsey Porter is a full-time staff at Arthur’s Senior Care–ACR’s sister company. For her internship project, Kelsey Porter created a dementia care best-practices guide for staff. It took some time to find an accessible and engaging format, but in the end she created a valuable resource that staff appreciated and utilized.  Attended: Macalester Major: Biology…

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Intern Spotlight: Priya Kanajam

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…

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

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…

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Annie, College of Saint Scholastica PA Program

Name: Annie Lo Accepted to: College of St. Scholastica PA Program, Duluth Major: Biomedical Sciences Undergrad University: UWRF Work at ACR: I’ve worked at ACR for 6.5 years. I started as a direct care staff in June of 2014. Four years later, I took on the RSA position at my house. A year after that…

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Coming Soon- Impact Year!

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…

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Virtual Internship Lunch & Learn Sessions

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…

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Future OT gathers skills, experience, friendships in multiple ACR roles

Erika Froiland was an undergrad at the University of Minnesota when she first joined ACR Homes as a direct care professional several years ago. She went on to enroll in the company’s internship program and graduate from the U with a degree in psychology. Now, she’s serving in an emergency float position with ACR to…

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What can ACR Homes do for your medical career? Learn from these students

At ACR Homes, we’ve worked with many amazing individuals over the years. Whether they arrived as ambitious college students with dreams of becoming a doctor or were still searching for the right career path, they are all quick to give credit to ACR Homes for playing an important role in their success. Here’s a sampler…

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Intern Spotlight: Sabeena Jagdeo

ACR interns have the capability to do incredible things during their time at ACR. While working direct care is impactful in itself, interns have the opportunity to tie their direct care experience together with self-guided, independent research. Interns have done such projects as creating exercise plans, modifying menus, working with doctors and nurses to change…

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Nervous about working as a direct care professional? You can do it!

If you’re a college student considering a direct care professional job with ACR Homes, but you’ve never worked with people with disabilities, you may feel a bit uncertain about what that may entail, and whether you can handle the responsibilities involved. Those feelings are understandable. Many who don’t have friends or family members with disabilities…

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Studying pre-med? ACR Homes offers valuable paid experience

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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Dental Research during Gap Year

University of Minnesota alumni Riley Sanocki learned about ACR Homes from his roommate who also works at ACR and recommended it to him.. He applied thinking it would be a good experience for his gap year between undergrad and his future goal to go to dental school. During his job interview with ACR, his interviewer…

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