I have an unwavering belief in the importance of getting outside the classroom to pursue hands on, fulfilling real world experiences. The Target Community Living Manager (CLM) program offered me the opportunity to do just that. Crucial time management and organizational skills were cultivated while balancing classes and the responsibilities of managing a Target home. Sharing the CLM role with another house manager cemented the importance of effective communication and teamwork. But more importantly, Target embedded a mindset of helping others and this invaluable simplicity has been the backbone of my professional growth.