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Pre-med internships at ACR Homes: Prepping you for a caring career

August 23, 2019

If you’re an undergrad considering a career as a physician, you’ll want to use your internship opportunities to their fullest advantage so you can build an exceptional resume for medical school. Because entry requirements for med school can be so competitive, it’s important to choose relevant learning opportunities that can help bolster your background and…

Discover your career path & opportunities for growth

August 8, 2019

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…

PT student reflects on benefits of working at ACR Homes

July 26, 2019

Name: Jenna Brown ACR Home: PINTAIL in White Bear Lake Undergrad: University of Minnesota Schooling/Career: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Northwestern University- going into my 2nd year! How did ACR help reach your goals? Going into college, I knew I had a passion for helping people with disabilities. Working for ACR Homes not only…

Work at ACR inspired one employee to pursue work in O.T.

July 16, 2019

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…

Life-changing and Meaningful Work

June 28, 2019

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…

Volunteer Hours as Part of an Internship at ACR [VIDEO]

February 26, 2019

  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…

Top 5 Reasons for Students to Get a Job

November 1, 2018

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…

ACR Mentor Program: You’ve Got a Friend

August 27, 2018

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…

The Power of Work Experience for High School Students

August 16, 2018

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…

What’s Next After High School? Making an Informed Decision

August 7, 2018

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…

Celebrating Everyday Heroes at Employee Appreciation Day

August 6, 2018

It’s no secret that ACR’s homes are staffed by everyday heroes. They don’t always wear capes, but they do make awesome happen on a regular basis. So, how do you celebrate Employee Appreciation Day for 900+ everyday heroes? Well, let me tell you! Celebrating Everyday Heroes The sun was shining brightly for Employee Appreciation Day…

ACR Homes Wins Top Award for Ethics and Values

June 27, 2018

For the fifth year in a row, employee feedback through the 2018 Star Tribune Top Workplace survey resulted in ACR Homes being named one of the top five large workplaces in Minnesota. In addition, ACR received a special award for Ethics & Values. Employees of Arthur’s Senior Care, which is staffed by ACR Homes, were…