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 • Name/Title • Email/Phone Number • Dates participated • Number of weeks • Hours per week Eportfolio • Development vs. Professional • Professional Portfolio • Clinical • Community • Foodservice • Research • Leadership • Extra Curricular • Honors/Awards • Volunteer • Personal Interest • https://uwsp.courses.wisconsin.edu /d2l/eP/presentations/presentation_ preview_popup.d2l?presId=1472 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) 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 • http://www.amazon.com/New-2011-2012-Premier-CD-ROMKaplan/dp/1607148498/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1331494831&sr=8-9 • http://www.kaplanworkout.com/play?9gtype=search&9gkw=GRE%20test%2 0prep&9gad=5666148921.1&9gag=1805342601&9gpla=&gclid=CNPJ3t3O36 4CFYZoKgodC1JkaA • Registration http://www.ets.org/gre • Can be taken at UWSP in Dellzel’s Testing Center, 3rd Floor Are you well-rounded? •Food service, community, clinical •Leadership •Know your strengths and weaknesses The Balancing Act • Know your limits…test your limits • Time management-prioritize • Choose your activities/work wisely 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 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 • https://portal.dicas.org/applicants12_spring/index.cgi?r m=home 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. https://www.dnddigital.com/ada/index.php 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 Questions?