Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fall Career and Internship Fairs

This month seniors have been attending a variety of career, dietetic internship, graduate and health care professional school fairs.  I’m sharing some of their comments with you.  The resources available to you through the Nutritional Sciences Department, College of HHD, and Career Services will be a huge help as you plan for your future beyond Penn State.  Take advantage of all of the opportunities available this fall and throughout the year.

 2013 intern fair

Seniors’ comments from Dietetic Internship Fair on October 8, 2013

“Being well rounded is more important than any one aspect of yourself when it comes to applying”

“Come prepared with questions, it makes it easier for conversation”

“All internships are extremely different. It is very important to find one that fits you.”

“Work experience is crucial”

Seniors’ comments from Graduate Health Care and Professional School fair on October 17, 2013

“The first thing I realized is that I seemed to be a bit under dressed even though I was dressed business casual. Almost everyone there was dressed in suits and ties.”

“The experience overall was really helpful, and I’m now considering attending more Open Houses in the future.”

“My favorite part of attending the Open House was how the representatives were willing to help me with the application process.”

“I was very pleased with the outcome of the graduate school fair.  I got to know some very kind people and I got information that I didn’t have before.  What I learned was that grades are important but desire and passion are more important.

“I would recommend an experience like our graduate fair to a sophomore or junior as compared to a senior, unless that senior knew that the specific program they were interested in was going to be there.”

SMUCKERS Intern, Industry and Government Affairs – Summer 2014

Below is an internship opportunity with Smucker’s for summer 2014. Junior level students and higher are appropriate to apply if you meet the criteria listed. This is open to any option in NUTR. However, if you are in Dietetics and a junior, this opportunity would work for your NUTR 495 Field Experience.

Please move quickly if you are interested in applying for this, as Smucker’s will be reviewing applications very soon. You need to apply online at: Summer Internship

You must also email your resume directly to Michelle McGavin ( for review. 


For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments.  Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker’s®, Folgers®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Café PilonTM, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick’s® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit


Intern, Industry and Government Affairs


Regulatory Compliance Analyst


Orrville, OH (Greater Cleveland/Akron area)

We offer the benefit of intern housing assistance, for those that qualify based on proximity to ensure interns have a positive experience and are financially able to afford living for the length of the internship.


Supervised field experience related to food manufacturing, with a focus on Regulatory Compliance.  This internship is appropriate for Nutrition and Dietetics, Environmental Science, Food Law or other related majors.

The student can expect to do one or more of the following:

  • Work with his/her Mentor(s) to develop specific learning objectives that can be readily identified and reviewed periodically throughout the work period.
  • Learn how to review a variety of food labels, advertisements and websites for technical Regulatory compliance.
  • Assist in setting up items and ingredients in a specification management system.
  • Learn about tracking various Sustainability factors.
  • Assist with, or have exposure to, a variety of food industry initiatives.
  • Receive an exit interview, and a performance appraisal, prior to the end of the internship.


  • Complete a brief orientation to various disciplines within Industry and Government Affairs
  • Complete work as assigned
  • Participate in an exit interview and performance appraisal prior to the end of the internship
  • Prepare and present a summary of the internship, including assignments, benefits, and improvement opportunities.


  • Completed junior year of an undergraduate degree in related field
  • Available to work 30-40 hours weekly for a minimum of 12 weeks
  • Excellent academic performance record
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

The J.M. Smucker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).  No person will be discriminated against in any aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.