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1 The Dietetic Internship Process Important information about different aspects on creating the best application!

2 Volunteer and Work Experiences Employer Your title/position Key responsibilities Supervisor Information Name/Title Email/Phone Number Dates participated Number of weeks Hours per week

3 Eportfolio Development vs. Professional Professional Portfolio Clinical Community Foodservice Research Leadership Extra Curricular Honors/Awards Volunteer Personal Interest /d2l/eP/presentations/presentation_ preview_popup.d2l?presId=1472 /d2l/eP/presentations/presentation_ preview_popup.d2l?presId=1472

4 Applicant Guide Updated yearly Detailed information about each internship - To narrow down, focus on areas like emphasis, location, cost, # of months Use in addition to website to ensure all requirements are met and any supplemental information is needed. 2011-2012 link: applicant guide 1.accdb (3 MB ) applicant guide 1.accdb (3 MB )

5 Graduate Exam: GRE Not required by all internships: Graduate school, Graduate Certificate Verbal Reasoning Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts. Quantitative Reasoning Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis. Analytical Writing Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively. Kaplan GRE Test Prep books Kaplan/dp/1607148498/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1331494831&sr=8-9 Kaplan/dp/1607148498/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1331494831&sr=8-9 0prep&9gad=5666148921.1&9gag=1805342601&9gpla=&gclid=CNPJ3t3O36 4CFYZoKgodC1JkaA 0prep&9gad=5666148921.1&9gag=1805342601&9gpla=&gclid=CNPJ3t3O36 4CFYZoKgodC1JkaA Registration Can be taken at UWSP in Dellzels Testing Center, 3 rd Floor

6 Are you well-rounded? Food service, community, clinical Leadership Know your strengths and weaknesses

7 The Balancing Act Know your limits…test your limits Time management-prioritize Choose your activities/work wisely

8 DICAS Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services Input information, including Contact Information Personal Information Background Information Colleges Attended (Transfer Student?) Session & Coursework Tests (GRE) DPD Contact Information (Dr. Steinmetz) Awards, Experience & Volunteer Activitites Personal Statement (Letter of Intent) Resume References Application Certification Program Designations

9 DICAS (continued) Write summaries/letters in word processing program, then copy and paste into DICAS Resume is uploaded, have had issues, do this early (PDF) Payment: $40 for the first application, $20 for each application after m=home m=home

10 D & D Digital Website where ranking of internships takes place and the only location of matching placements are announced This Year: April 1 st : Notification Day, 6:00pm April 3 rd : Appointment Day, by 5:00pm April 4 th : Programs with Openings $50 flat fee, does not matter the number of applications D&Ds Matching Explanation: What process is used for the matching? The matching process matches program's highest possible ranked applicants with applicant's highest possible ranked programs until all possible matches are completed.

11 Overview Start early! FN 400 gives you a great start on your letter of intent, resume, and interview preparation so TAKE IT SERIOUS! Look for internship programs you might be interested in your junior year and if you want to tour, do it the summer before senior year. VERY STRESSFUL! Do not procrastinate! You want to have the best application possible! Placement rates are still around 50%! Ask previous seniors who were placed about their experiences at specific sites as well as the application process

12 Questions?

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