FDN Dietetics Update: November 2017
Dietetic Internship Application Process:
- Reminder: The Applicant Guide to Supervised Practice 2017-2018 file is NEW! I added this file to your workflow sheets, and it links to an 800+ page document. The Applicant Guide lists every accredited DI program in the United States, what programs look for when selecting interns, how many students apply, if they participate in DICAS or another selection process, tuition costs, etc. This is a very valuable document, so I want to be sure you’re accessing it!
- Reminder: Be sure and view the list of links I have in the workflow sheets regarding scholarship opportunities. Please let me know if I can provide a recommendation letter for you, or help you with editing your application packet. FACS is currently advertising several scholarship opportunities! All FACS majors have access to these scholarships. Applications opened November 1, 2017, and will close March 23, 2018. Award notifications are made in May 2018.
- Reminder: Visit this Google Doc for a current list of Open House events! This is a list prepared by me that I continually update. I list the DI open house events on this document in chronological order, and remove outdated events soon after they occur.
- The Student Dietetic Association’s next meeting is TONIGHT, Wednesday, November 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in Dawson Hall Room 116. Both Taylor Newman and Staci Belcher will be speaking. Staci is a recent graduate of UGA’s MS/DI program, and will be delivering Part II of my DICAS application process workshop (this presentation includes: ordering transcripts, fees to expect with applications, declaration of intent, DICAS instructions, D&D Digital, preparing for interviews, and preparing for a Plan B if a match does not occur). So, if you're applying for internships, you'll want to come and hear what she has to say! Taylor, one of UGA's Amazing Students, is a current MS/DI student with a passion for nutrition policy. She completed an internship at the White House under the Obama administration in Spring 2016 in the Office of Presidential Correspondence, and even got to meet former President Barack Obama! You'll definitely want to be there to hear her story! Snacks will be provided.
- If you are planning to study abroad on a FACS study away program, you should consider applying for a 2018 Study Away Scholarship. The deadline to apply is JANUARY 26, 2018.
Below are copied and pasted solicitations from emails I have revived.
- Do you have qualified students who failed to match this cycle? If so, would you please invite them to contact me? The Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship Program still has openings for the class starting January 8. To evaluate applicants we use a rubric including their grades, experience and references. We also give an online aptitude test that is structured like the RD exam with 25% Domain I, 40% Domain II, 21% Domain III and 14% Domain IV. While this is not a validated exam, the test has inspired us to offer internship positions to some students who had less than stellar grades but who we felt had potential to do well and pass the RD exam. This was our first time to go through first round match and I would appreciate your help in making our new program that was accredited in March, 2017 known to your students. Thank you! Patti Landers, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, Program Director, Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship, 115 W. 3rd Street, Suite 800, Tulsa, OK 74103, Phone: 918-574-8598, FAX: 918-575-3047, www.kaddi-internship.com, KADDI@consultingdietitians.com.
- Work with Extension agents across the state to see firsthand how the organization serves Georgia. Get hands-on experience in the field and office and, whenever possible, be matched with an agent in your preferred county or region. Students currently enrolled at any college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program are eligible. Graduates may also apply for an internship during the semester immediately following graduation. A select number of paid internships are offered each semester, so be sure to apply early for full consideration. If you’re also looking for class credit, it’s up to you to work with the internship coordinator in your department to arrange for college credit. Visit this site for more information about volunteer and internship opportunities. We’re looking for people with:
- interest in pursuing a career with Extension.
- desire to serve others and a genuine interest in people.
- ability to lead, teach, motivate, and communicate effectively.
- motivation to continue learning and growing professionally.
- desire to work as part of a team.
- Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity! Join us on Thursday, November 16 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also hear how the Delaware Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention Program uses a public health approach to address the role of physical activity and nutrition in improving health and preventing chronic diseases for all Delawareans.
- Applications for the National Student Exchange program are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 academic year! This opportunity empowers students to take new courses, see new places, and make friends at one of nearly 200 NSE member institutions across the country. The deadline for the application is February 1, 2018. For more information or to access the application, please visit our Involvement Network webpage or email Eric Sneeden. As the winter months get closer, many students are looking for opportunities over their holiday breaks. The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) has an exciting international volunteer opportunity in locations throughout Latin America as well as India, Uganda, and the Philippines for students interested in medicine, public health, and international development. When students volunteer with us they gain valuable experience through interactions with international communities while engaging in hands on health education and clinical care activities. With our flexible programs, students can choose which site they want to volunteer at as well as their dates, allowing students to schedule trips to fit their needs. More information on our volunteer programs can be found Here, and I've attached more information on the locations of our programs below. Volunteers participating in our programs interact with communities and healthcare systems vastly different from our own, allowing them to grow personally and professionally by broadening their worldview and gaining cultural competency experience.I believe this is an important opportunity for your students and hope you will pass this information onto them. I am always available by email or phone to answer any questions about our programs. Logan Stiegman, Global Health Volunteer Program Manager, Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, 1518 Walnut Street, Suite 1504, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Web: www.fimrc.org, Office: 888.211.8575.
Dietetics Alumni Corner:
- A regular feature you will see included in these emails is a section geared toward job updates in Athens and beyond. Included are helpful employment resources that are specific to UGA and the state of GA, but you can tweak these tips to suit your geographic area. Current students, you should keep an eye on this list as well to see the types of jobs and opportunities that are available in our field.
Tip of the Month:
- I encourage you to use quality adjectives and strong verbs when writing your personal statements/job cover letters/letters of application for grad school, etc. Some 'banned words' (not my favorite term, but you get the idea include: see/saw, say/said, get/got, like/love, nice/great, go/went, make/made, pretty/very, think/thought, eat/ate, big/small, good/bad, and fun. I am working on a list of other advanced writing tips that I will include in December's update, but I wanted to share a few examples for strengthening your grammar as you begin preparing your statements. Some adjectives you could use to replace the 'banned words' above are linked here.
Meme of the Month:
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