Category Archives: Career Development

FREE Virtual Nutrition & Dietetics Conference, Friday April 17

Due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, the DC Metro Area of Nutrition & Dietetics has decided to adjust the format of the Annual Meeting. This one-day conference will now be held virtually on Friday, April 17, 2020. Registration is FREE for students, and students who are interested in registering should email info@eatrightdc.org.

The theme this year is innovative food systems, inclusivity and progressive research in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Some speakers will also be presenting on food policy + intuitive eating.

Big10+ institutions offer Virtual Career Fair – April 14

Students seeking a full-time, internship, or co-op position will have the chance to virtually network with organizations during the Hire Big10+ Virtual Career Fair on April 14. See full story here: https://news.psu.edu/story/613575/2020/03/30/academics/hire-big10-institutions-offer-virtual-career-fair-students-april

Health Professional/Dietetics Volunteer Opportunity – March 27

Mallory Joseph, the Experiential Marketing Coordinator for the American Dairy Association Northeast (ADANE), is looking for an on-site volunteer to help at our upcoming Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners Education Conference in State College!

  • Date: March 27th, 2020
  • Location: Penn Stater Conference Center
  • Time On-Site: Approx. 4:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Duties: Volunteers will be helping Mallory Joseph and a coworker run the ADANE table at the conference. They will help with set up, answering dairy-related questions, handing out giveaways, tear down, and other needed on-site logistics.

WHY VOLUNTEER:

  • Working at a Health Professional Event is a great chance for eager individuals to gain experience in event management, communications, and of course nutrition education!
  • It is also a great chance to team up with your local dairy association (we proudly represent over 10,000 dairy farm families in the northeast)!

If you are interested, e-mail Mallory Joseph at mjoseph@milk4u.org.

 

Dietetic Interns Needed for Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC)

KDKC is seeking nutrition students to volunteer as dietetic interns for our June 20-26, 2020 camp. As a dietetic intern, we ask that the nutrition students have a desire to learn more about how individuals live with type 1 diabetes, a willingness be a self-starter, work as a team member, and be excited to work with children and adolescents in a camp environment.

Dietetic Interns will be responsible for determining the carbohydrate count of meals and snacks prior to the start date of camp (with the help of our nutrition department administration); helping the campers to count their carbohydrates during the meal/snack times; creating a nutrition education lesson for the age group they are assigned to, and help during the day at various camp-related activities.

KDKC is a camp where children with type 1 diabetes between the ages of  7 and 16 years old can come to have fun, meet other kids with type1 diabetes and experience camp life. Our camp will be held at the Camp Victory facility, located in Millville, Pennsylvania. Throughout the week campers work closely with counselors, clinicians and dietetic interns to learn more about their diabetes and diabetes management in a casual, non-clinical environment while they participate in all the activities Camp Victory has to offer.

To apply, or if you have any questions, please contact Brittany Knick at  nutritionatkdkc@gmail.com.

Summer Job @ Camp Hamwi in central Ohio

Central Ohio Diabetes Association, an agency of LifeCare Alliance, is now accepting applications for jobs at Camp Hamwi 2020, a residential summer camp for children who have diabetes.  This unique summer job opportunity will give dietetic/nutrition students a chance to work in a variety of settings relevant to their education.

Each year a multidisciplinary team operates Camp Hamwi.  The team includes registered dietitians, dietetic students, nurses, social workers, physicians, medical students, counselors,  program directors, and camp director. Your students will benefit from working as part of this specialized healthcare team whether they are undergrads, graduate students, or recent graduates.

Interested students should 1) complete an online application and 2) gather three completed reference forms with reference letters.  The link to the online application process and reference forms can be found on the Central Ohio Diabetes Association website:   http://www.diabetesohio.org. You can also go directly to app.campdoc.com/register/diabetesohio.  The deadline for submission of online application is 5 pm, Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Click on link below for additional details.
Camp Hamwi Summer App 2020

Summer Job: Cooking Director At Girls Camp!

Lake Bryn Mawr Camp is a traditional, overnight, all-girls camp in Honesdale, PA. with a focus on empowering girls, building their self-esteem and encouraging personal growth. 

We are looking for a COOKING DIRECTOR with a passion for cooking, baking, and nutrition to create and implement a fun, engaging and educational curriculum for girls ages 7-15.  As a member of our leadership team, you will supervise an assistant and oversee all aspects of the program. In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in camp events…..and have FUN!! 

The ideal candidate will be organized, efficient, flexible and will bring positive energy to this important position.

Credentials: Bachelors in nutrition, culinary arts, or education preferred but not required
Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply as well!
Leadership/Teaching experience necessary

Please visit our website at www.campbrynmawr.com where you will find videos and links that will help you get to know us better as a camp. If you are interested, apply directly online in the “work at camp” section. 

We offer a competitive salary package including a travel stipend, housing and meals/snacks. Bryn Mawr is less than 3 hours from New York City and Philadelphia.

Interested in Health Promotion? Check out HealthWorks!

HealthWorks, a peer health education outreach program in the Health Promotion and Wellness Department of Penn State, is currently recruiting student volunteers to become Peer Health Educators for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply and those who are accepted will receive training through a 3-credit course offered in the Fall 2020 semester through the Department of Biobehavioral Health. This course is designed to train students to become peer health educators who provide services and/or programs on health issues, health promotion theories and strategies for helping college students improve their health.

HealthWorks peer educators work to address college health issues at Penn State, including stress, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and sexual health. Students have two different opportunities for promoting health among their peers:

1. One-on-one wellness services for students in which trained peer educators meet individually with students to provide free wellness services. The service topics include stress and time management, physical activity, nutrition, sleep, sexual health and healthy relationships.

2. Outreach and health promotion through workshops and initiatives.  In this option, trained peer educators plan and implement various health promotion initiatives and efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle choices among Penn State students. Examples of HealthWorks initiatives include writing for the Healthy Penn State blog and/or Instagram, hosting Eating Disorder Awareness and Love Your Body week, creating healthy cooking videos, conducting minority health outreach tables, facilitating workshops on different health topics and providing HIV test counseling.

Volunteering in HealthWorks helps prepare students for careers in public health, allied health fields, nursing, nutrition, medicine, advertising and public relations.

Students can learn more about HealthWorks and apply online at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/healthy-living/volunteer-experiences-health-and-wellness/healthworks.

If you have any additional questions about this, please contact the Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness Department via e-mail at promotinghealth@psu.edu or by phone at (814) 863-0461.

College of HHD News & Events

  • Friday, Feb. 14: Deadline to Apply for the Women’s Leadership Initiative 2020-21 Class: hhd.psu.edu/wli
  • Feb. 19, 7 pm @ 355 HHD Bldg: HHD Student Council Meeting
  • Feb. 26, 11 am – 3 pm @ Pegula Ice Arena: Impact Fair – for any student seeking employment, internship, or research opportunities in fields that makes a difference: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/impact

Study Smarter, Not Harder – Workshop Dates, Spring 2020

How can you better study so you don’t waste time and effort? This workshop presents research-based evidence that metacognition (awareness of how you learn and the predictable effects of the related choices you make) can help you improve your academic performance in college-level courses.
Monday, 3/2/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Tuesday, 3/3/20 1:30pm – 3pm Boucke 220A
Thursday, 3/5/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Wednesday, 3/18/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Wednesday, 3/18/20 4:30pm – 6pm Boucke 220A
Thursday, 3/19/20 10am – 11:30am Boucke 220A
Sign up here: bit.ly/studysmarterworkshop

Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute

Application Deadline: March 1
The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development will host the 2020 Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and several Penn State units, is open to undergraduate students with
a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science across
the country.
Application: http://bit.ly/STCSIapply20
More info: STCSI-2020_Final