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Name: Whitney Pfaff ACR Home: Fulham Undergrad: Kinesiology – University of Minnesota Schooling/Career: I worked at ACR Homes for 5 years throughout my undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Minnesota. I have been an occupational therapist at for the past 2 years. I work with the geriatric population at Minnesota Masonic Home. I recently took on…

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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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Even as a kid Madison Duppenthaler knew she wanted to follow in her mom’s footsteps and pursue a career in medicine. But it was her work at ACR Homes as an undergrad that convinced her she had the drive to become a physician. These days, she continues to recruit employees and interns for ACR even…

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For the vast majority of ACR Homes employees, work comes to represent far more than just a paycheck. A lot of our people join us because they’re interested in careers in healthcare, in which case the chance to interact regularly with our residents and staff can offer an invaluable behind-the-scenes perspective. Would-be medical professionals are able to…

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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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  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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A box of Dunkin’ Donuts and two big smiles is a pretty good sign that an ACR mentor and a new employee are getting together. That was how I met Nik and Luke at the ACR office recently. Nik has been working at ACR for just over two years, and he and a half dozen…

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Work experience for high school students can be a powerful career planning tool. More than one in four high school students age 16 and older work, according to data from the U.S. Census, and that number seems to be rising. Many teens are making the calculation that work experience is just what they need to…

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Like many high school seniors, Linse was frequently asked the question: “What are your plans after high school?” She was just not 100% sure that going straight into college was right for her. That’s what led her to pause and to fill out an application at ACR. Turns out that a gap year isn’t just for college grads any…

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