Career Expo: Focusing on Your Abilities - Meet Music Therapist and Marathon Runner, Rachel Hastings


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Show Summary:

State Services for the Blind hosted a Career Expo for high school and college students who are blind, low vision, or DeafBlind.

The event took place on Saturday, April 27.

Throughout the Expo students had the opportunity to:

  • Connect with adults with a vision loss from a variety of professions and careers.
  • Hear from college representatives about what college is like.
  • Learn why diversity matters from an employer’s point of view.
  • Share and learn about assistive technology
  • Sign up for individual informational and/or mock interviews.

In this interview, Jeff Thompson caught up with Rachel Hastings:

Rachel Hastings

Music therapist, Sholom Home

Rachel says, “I love music, and I love people”. The Sholom Home, where Rachel works full time, is a Jewish senior living community that houses all levels of care. Rachel attended Augsburg College where she attained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Music Therapy in 2015. In 2016, she completed her clinical internship at Good Samaritan Society in Robbinsdale, MN. She passed the music therapy board certification exam on 9/27/16. And was offered her current job on that same day!

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