Author Archives: Shawnee Kelly, MS, RD, LDN

Learn More about the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences

Are you thinking about a graduate degree after graduation? The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences is a graduate degree offered through Penn State’s World Campus and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and is 100% online.  The unique focus of our high-quality MPS gives you the opportunity to learn from expert faculty who are leaders in the field and the flexibility of earning your degree while living anywhere.

The MPS in Nutritional Sciences is a 30-credit program designed to help prepare you for evidence-based advanced practice. Our online program features a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and interactive technology to engage you in the learning process. The course work is focused on the development of leadership skills in various nutrition practice settings including clinical, research, community, and management. Our curriculum has been developed to create a skill set that you can use to apply to your experiences and issues in the workplace. The courses are based on a student-centered, highly interactive learning model. We use diverse, innovative teaching and learning methods that consider various learning styles and will help you tailor your education to your career needs and set you apart from your peers.

Save the Date: Informational Webinar

Join us on Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT to learn more about the program. More information coming soon on webinar registration!

Check out this short video on our Vision for the Program ! This program is a great way to:

  • Enhance your preparation for entry into a dietetic internship
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Build your skill set while working in the field (full or part-time)
  • This program is appropriate for students in nutrition, allied health, health-related, or science majors.

Application Deadlines

  • April 15, 2018 for summer (2018) semester admission
  • July 15, 2018 for fall semester (2018) admission
  • November 15, 2018 for spring (2010) semester admission

Application Process

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GPA (minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale)
  • GRE scores
  • 3 professional references
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

For more information and how to apply, visit our website.

Additional Questions

Please contact:

Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN, MPS Director & Associate Outreach Professor/Instructor, gps3@psu.edu

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, MPS Coordinator & Senior Instructor, smc28@psu.edu

 

 

 

Foxdale Village Retirement Community now hiring!

Part time positions are available at Foxdale Village Retirement Community in State College for Nutrition students.  Flexible schedules with 4 hour shifts available for afternoons (4-8PM).  Get paid while gaining experience with therapeutic diets, altered consistency diet, adaptive equipment, and geriatric nutrition in a long-term care and skilled nursing setting consistently voted Best Retirement Community by State College magazine.  Please visit foxdalevillage.org to apply.  If the position is not posted, please contact Matt Nevling, Registered Dietitian at MNevling@foxdalevillage.org

Thinking about Master’s Degree? Check out the MPS in Nutritional Sciences!

Are you thinking about a graduate degree after graduation? The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences is a graduate degree offered through Penn State’s World Campus and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and is 100% online.  The unique focus of our high-quality MPS gives you the opportunity to learn from expert faculty who are leaders in the field and the flexibility of earning your degree while living anywhere.

The MPS in Nutritional Sciences is a 30-credit (24 month) program designed to help prepare you for evidence-based advanced practice. Our online program features a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and interactive technology to engage you in the learning process. The course work is focused on the development of leadership skills in various nutrition practice settings including clinical, research, community, and management. Our curriculum has been developed to create a skill set that you can use to apply to your experiences and issues in the workplace. The courses are based on a student-centered, highly interactive learning model. We use diverse, innovative teaching and learning methods that consider various learning styles and will help you tailor your education to your career needs and set you apart from your peers.

Informational Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT to learn more about the program. Click here to register!

Check out this short video on our Vision for the Program ! This program is a great way to:

  • Enhance your preparation for entry into a dietetic internship
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Build your skill set while working in the field (full or part-time)

Application Deadlines

  • November 15, 2017 for spring (2018) semester admission
  • April 15, 2018 for summer (2018) semester admission
  • July 15, 2017 for fall semester (2018) admission

Application Process

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GPA (minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale)
  • GRE scores
  • 3 professional references
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

For more information and how to apply, visit our website.

Additional Questions

Please contact:

Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN, MPS Director & Associate Outreach Professor/Instructor, gps3@psu.edu

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, MPS Coordinator & Senior Instructor, smc28@psu.edu

 

 

Mount Nittany Medical Center Now Hiring Freshman & Sophomore Nutrition Students

Need work experience???  Apply to a position in the Nutrition & Culinary Services Department.  Work with patients and their diets, learn culinary skills, and see what clinical dietitians do first hand.  Must be available to work weekends, semester breaks and during the summer.   We have a 100% match rate for dietetic internships with our past employees.  Apply today under the Service Tab tp “Kitchen Worker 1” at www.mountnittany.org/careers

Foxdale Village Hiring Part-time Position!

Foxdale Village Retirement Community is seeking students to be part of our dining services team.  This flexible part time position will offer up to 20 hours per week working afternoons and evenings in our skilled nursing unit dining rooms.  This position will offer experience working with altered consistency and therapeutic diets.  Employees will also gain understanding of geriatric nutrition and its role in skilled nursing and rehabilitation.  Candidates should apply at foxdalevillage.org for the position of Dietary Aide.

HHD Alumni Round Table Event—Respond if you are interested by Wed. 3/1.

On the morning of Friday, March 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, members of the HHD Alumni Board will host roundtables for undergraduate students where they will engage students in a dialogue about career-related topics.

As this is a unique opportunity, the careers committee of the Alumni Board would like to invite a limited number of students to participate. This year, Emma Gregory, Senior Manager of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), is hosting the roundtable for Nutritional Sciences. Emma is a 2014 alumna of Nutritional Sciences who was a Schreyer Scholar and a Global Health minor.

If you are interested in being invited by HHD to this event, send an email to Shawnee Kelly at smc28@psu.edu no later than Wednesday, March 1st. Your name will be passed along to HHD so that you receive an invitation.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with our alumni!

Campbell’s Regulatory Affairs Summer Internship (Due March 3)

Internship Posting: Global Regulatory Affairs INTERN_F17 – Revised-1m6bz5s

Resume and cover letter due March 3rd to:

Mary K. McMonagle
Sr. Program Manager
Regulatory Affairs & PLM Standards & Solutions
Campbell Soup Company
Camden, NJ  08103 USA
856.342.3969 Phone /  856.342.4783 Fax
mary_mcmonagle@campbellsoup.com

Reminder – NDAS Annual Brunch & Networking Event, Feb. 25th–RSVP required

Dear Nutritional Science students,
 
The Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society (NDAS) will be holding its annual brunch on Saturday, February 25 in the Ballroom A/B of the Nittany Lion Inn from 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.  
 
Prior to the brunch, there will be a Speed Networking event for students and alumni in the Alumni Lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn from 10:00-11:00 a.m. It is free to attend and open to all students.
 
The student price for the brunch is $10. Due to space and budget constraints, we can only allow 21 students to attend the brunch at the discounted rate of $10. So, I will take the first 21 students who contact me at klf133@psu.edu  or 814-867-4312 and let me know that they would like to attend.  If I am able to add you to the registrant list, I will then ask you to print and complete the attached RSVP form and send that, along with your $10 (either cash or check made payable to Penn State) to me at the following address:  
 
Kristi Stoehr
325 HHD Buiding
University Park, Pa 16802
 
Or you can drop it off to my office in 318 HHD Building.
 
Please note: If you are not one of the first 21 to RSVP, I will add you to the waitlist. Alumni usually donate money to cover the costs for students, so if we get more donations, I can notify you and add you to the registrant list. Also, if you are willing to pay the full cost ($30), then you are more than welcome to attend.
 
If you have any questions about the brunch, please contact me at 867-4312 or klf133@psu.edu.  
Thank you and we hope to see you there!
Best,
Kristi Stoehr
Kristi Stoehr
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
College of Health and Human Development
The Pennsylvania State University
325 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802

Penn State Philadelphia Center Summer Internship

Penn State Center Philadelphia – SUMMER Internship 2017

Seeking Applicants for Unique Summer Internship at Penn State Center Philadelphia with Penn State Extension Nutrition Links

 The City of Philadelphia is home to many thriving community-based non-profit organizations whose work is dedicated to improving the lives of all Philadelphians. This internship is a unique opportunity for students interested in a real urban immersion experience focused on community nutrition, nutrition education, food systems, food access, urban agriculture and/or public health.

We are seeking one enthusiastic undergraduate student from the College of Health & Human Development for summer 2017. The selected intern will have ample opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and interpersonal skill sets, gain hands-on experience at inner-city partner sites and build their professional networks.

This is an unpaid internship. Spanish-speaking skills are a plus, but not a requirement. Experience with social media is an extra plus. Hours to be determined (May 30-August 4).

Application review will begin February 17, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.

  • We are seeking a motivated self-starter undergraduate community nutrition or dietetics student from Penn State’s College of Health & Human Development for a unique urban internship opportunity with Penn State Extension in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Our office is located in Old City, near the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other major historic sites, but you will be visiting numerous Penn State Extension partner sites throughout the city.
  • The intern will work directly with Penn State Extension Nutrition Links outreach program and assist with teaching basic nutrition classes and cooking skills for under-served adults with school-age children living in low-income, inner city neighborhoods in Philadelphia County.
  • The ideal candidate must have a strong interest in all that a major urban environment has to offer, and be open to navigating the city via public transportation, understanding SNAP benefits and food access systems in a high poverty environment, and interacting and working with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Student will work with Nutrition Links supervisor and partner sites on a food literacy and social media project for low-income audiences. Research components include a survey of best practices in food, nutrition and health literacy and reading level analyses of nutrition program materials. Findings will be utilized to develop innovative food and nutrition learning tools for adult food literacy program participants. Student will also prepare and teach a food and nutrition lesson for our para-professional team.

Please submit letter of interest, resumé and a favorite recipe using 1 vegetable you might find at an urban farmers market + 2 ingredients you might find at a food cupboard to: sxw53@psu.edu, jxb70@psu.edu

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Campbell’s Soup Company Summer Nutrition Internship! Applications due Feb. 3rd

Attn: Juniors in Nutritional Sciences Major

Campbell Soup Company is looking for a student in nutrition or dietetics for a 12-week internship starting in late May in Global Nutrition. The selected candidate will work under the direction of the Senior Nutrition Program Manager and gain experience on projects predominately in the Nutrition function with exposure to the Regulatory Affairs function.  The intern will gain a working knowledge of the role of nutritionists in the food industry and will interface with food and applied scientists, regulatory analysts, chefs, product developers, test kitchen staff, and marketers. Candidates must be in their junior year of a BS program in nutrition or dietetics, a senior already accepted into a Master’s degree program, or a current Master’s student returning to the program in the Fall. Students will be part of the team and will work alongside experienced professionals on critical project initiatives.

See full job description for responsibilities, specifications, and qualifications. Global Nutrition INTERN_JobDescription F17-1e6twvr

Two important points about the position:

  • The student must be in their junior year of BS program in nutrition or dietetics, a senior already accepted into a Master’s degree program, or a current Master’s student returning to the program in the Fall
  • They must have an interest in working in the food industry

To apply, submit Resume & Cover Letter to Shawnee Kelly, smc28@psu.edu  by February 3, 2017!  You may address cover letter to: Alexandria Hast, PhD, RD. Application packets will be collected and passed on to Alexandria at Campbell’s.