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The Dietetic Internship Process. Important information about different aspects on creating the best application!. Volunteer and Work Experiences. Employer Your title/position Key responsibilities Supervisor Information N ame/Title Email/Phone Number Dates participated Number of weeks

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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 •

    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)

    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 • • • Registration • Can be taken at UWSP in Dellzel’s Testing Center, 3rd 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 •

    10. D & D Digital • Website where ranking of internships takes place and the only location of matching placements are announced • This Year: • April 1st: Notification Day, 6:00pm • April 3rd: Appointment Day, by 5:00pm • April 4th: Programs with Openings • $50 flat fee, does not matter the number of applications • D&D’s 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?