Speaker 1 - Mariko Hingston - SFSU Career Counselor
Office: Student Services Building Room 206
- When making an appointment give three date and time options, tell her purpose of review
- quick questions every mon and tue 10-11
- lead off bullet points lead with adverbial phrases
- don't use italics in case of scannable resume with key word search
- 12 pt font
- get job description, print, and highlight SKILLS
- make sure those skills are represented on resume
- relevant: career objective, simple job title (sets clear standard about what you want)
-anything below job title, assess what is RELEVANT to what applies to that particular job
- under education put relevant class projects: title of one class project SFSU, Fall (etc
- lead off with adverbial phrases, especially group projects. Relevant to what internship/hospital applying to
- next header, put work (NOT employment) experience
- go as far back as what is relevant
- if not stated GPA requirement, don't put it
- in work world, put what experience is relevant so put class projects and make resume stand out
- can still put honors and awards under education, don't over-do it, but definitely put the ones that are appropriate
- show competencies
- put relevant skill set
- activities and associations if there is room, especially if you are an active member
*always add a cover letter (similar to personal statement), cover letters write in a more personal way what you have to offer
- more details about experiences, drives, personality, how they communicate, what makes them different, what's relevant to the program, short and long term goals, know the program you are applying for: requirements, what they are looking for
- write personal statement with a theme and identify a sub theme, be consistent and supply evidence to support the theme, through class projects, volunteer work, etc. Be passionate, committed, enthusiastic, and goals.
- Where can you set yourself apart: 1st paragraph, what got you into the field. Lead off with where your interest in dietetics began
- why am I passionate, where are motivations. what got me into dietetics, what did I do about it, what will DI think about where I fit into their program
- find out how the DI wants your statement to be organized
- try to keep in chronological order
- give to someone who knows you well and someone who doesn't know you at all
- Biggest mistake: overkill, too much info. Edit for content. Don't want reader to lose focus
Speaker 2 - Sarah Josef - SFSU DPD Director
- closed until 2nd week of December
- watch video on AND website and read documents listed
- Sarah will be getting list of internships, GPA, how many were accepted and she will post
- set aside 1/2 hour or hour a week to get organized and fill out info
- with DICAS closed, use form on DPD to get info together, then copy and paste into DICAS later
- GPA calculations
- overall- matters, but not as much as DPD and Science
- DPD is what really matters
- different on DICAS than our schedule: Prerequisites and foundational together
- science are different, keep out sciences that aren't necessary, only DPD
- report foundation and science separately (I think, need more)
- Transfer transcripts from Community College
- DICAS reports all A's as 4.0 (use calculator on DPD, also on SFSU home page)
- report classes currently taking as IP
- needs to be sent from college
- WATCH VIDEO ON AND WEBSITE
- follow process and procedure
- don't wait till the last minute, go now and say as soon as the fall grades have been
- need to be sent from ALL colleges, send ones you are done with NOW
- can check on DICAS to see if they have been received
Regarding Reference Letters:
- enter into DICAS and they will send the person a form to fill out
- make sure you ask the person first
- you may upload 4 references, but 3 from each application site
- get a community oriented letter, and a clinical oriented letter
- 1 from employer or volunteer supervisor
- 2 from faculty (need to be in the field)
- make sure they know you really well and can be specific to your strengths and weaknesses
- most important factor: you want them to know you and can write you a good letter
- ask them: do you think you can write me a good letter, are you able, do you need more information
- have one letter than is clinically based, hard in our school b/c we don't have too many clinical instructors
- often need to educate the employer about what it is that is so crucial that they evaluate them on
- references have to be relevant
Regarding ACEND form:
- waiver statement
- VERY IMPORTANT: recommended to waive the right to view letters: you want reference person to write honestly and you are saying that you trust that person will write a good letter
- all boxes need to be completed
- Educate your references on specific things applicable to the form: what you have done and what you have done really well
Requesting Reference Letters:
- make the request personally
- request deadline is Friday Dec. 13th before the semester ends
- ***Documents required: MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE EVERYTHING, form on DPD website
- ask what they need
***Make list of strengths and weaknesses***
- not everyone needs to see your personal statement, ask if they want to see it
- know what programs and emphasis you are applying to
- DPD director does it at graduation application check
- declaration of intent to complete
- get final official transcript
- don't worry about it, Sarah will remind us
Third Speaker - Wanda Siu-Chan - SFSU Dietetic Internship Director
- what will work best for you
- Do you want grad degree
- Think about concentration
- Distance is good option if you have a connection
- LOOK AT APPLICANT GUIDE AND ONLY APPLY TO WHAT YOU THINK YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GET INTO
- make sure you look to see what each internship wants (different deadlines, etc)
1. spring match for fall Feb 15th on D&D
2. DICAS, check deadlines
3. Submit separate packets to each internship you apply for
- March 31 2014 is last day to change rankings- if interview didn't go well, or it went great
- D&D digital is CENTRAL TIME!!! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TIME
- Notification time is Sunday, April 6th 2014 at 6PM
- If matched, you MUST contact the program by tues April 8th 5PM (time zone)
- you can release your name and get contacted by internships for programs that don't fill up
Required qualifications FOR SFSU:
- supplemental package due Feb 15th with application fee (don't need DPD list for SFSU if you attend SFSU)
- Wanda looks 1st at DPD GPA and volunteer and work experience
- clinical experience is important (she likes min of 200-250 hours),
- she looks at other dietetic experience: community, food service, counseling, customer service, mgmt, shows responsibility, working w/ people
- next: life experiences, taking on responsibility, showing flexibility, non-dietetics experience
- letter of recommendation: written by someone who seems to know you
- if you don't get a phone interview, not really a good sign
SFSU Internship Program:
- start mid to late August
- classes on Mondays
- rotations Tues-Friday
- 12 grad units of coursework can apply to MA degree at SFSU
Thank you to Tiffany Torok for providing these notes!
If you were unable to attend the SDA meeting on 10/31, here's what you missed...
-We are working hard to keep the calendar as updated and current as we can, so please check for future events and meetings
-Interested in a SDA T-shirt? Prices will be around $15-20 depending on how many we order. Please send Nikki Karetov an email if you are interested with your preferred size and if you have any suggestions for color. We are also thinking about adding a funny pun, so contact Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
-Jen (Farmer's Market Coordinator) thought of an awesome SDA project that we will be compiling over the next year: an SDA Cookbook! This will include some of our favorite recipes (think back to your favorite childhood dish, cultural dish, etc) and possibly a short story about it. If you are interested, submit pictures of your recipe, a picture of yourself, and of course, the recipe. In addition, we are holding a contest for best cover design. Winner gets their design featured on the cover of the cookbook! Please contact email@example.com, with the subject line "SDA Cookbook" with your contributions or questions. We are asking to submit by December/January so we can make edits in March, then receive in April! This will be an awesome way to remember your friends and good times at SFSU!
-Emily from 18 Reasons, a non profit organization, came in to tell us about an amazing volunteer opportunity. The program is called Cooking Matters, where teams of volunteers and chefs teach cooking classes for 6 weeks long. The classes are two hours long: 1 hour of nutrition education and a 1 hour cooking demonstration. These classes are offered all over the Bay Area. Meals are low-cost, nutritious, tasty and the classes are fun to teach!
Visit www.18reasons.org to find out schedule of classes and the next steps for volunteering.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
Healthy Eating for the Busy Midterm Bee
By: Julia Diaz
It happens, and it has happened to the best of us - waking up later than planned, and to find the B.A.R.T. parking lot if full, and you’ve got a midterm that day! Once you find parking and get on a train you quickly realize, "I forgot my lunch” - a classic example of not being prepared for lunch to pull you through your day. So, what are your best options?
Some American’s don't have enough time in their day to prepare homemade take-out lunches or snacks. Others don't know how to cook and are accustomed to eating out. People are always looking for quick, easy and good-tasting foods to fit their hectic schedule. Whether it’s grab and go, food court, office cafeteria or a restaurant, there are smart choices everywhere.
Here are some tips to help eat healthy when eating out:
1. Take time to look over the menu and be choosy; know your options. Look for restaurants or carry-out that offer a wide range of menu items. Some restaurant menus may have a special section for “healthier” choices. Consider what meal options are available.
2. Scan the menus, but carefully, looking for clues containing fat and calorie content. Healthy selections include key words like:
Baked, braised, broiled, grilled, poached, roasted, and steamed.
Foods high in calories and fat include:
Batter-fried, pan-fried, buttered, creamed, crispy, and breaded.
3. Deli-wise, choose lean beef, ham, turkey or chicken on whole grain bread. Ask for mustard, ketchup, salsa or low fat spreads. And, don’t forget the veggies.
4. Eating on the go? Tuck portable, nonperishable foods in your purse, tote, briefcase or backpack for an on-the-run meal. Some suggestions are peanut butter and crackers, granola bars, a piece of fresh fruit, trail mix, single serve packages of whole grain cereal or crackers.
5. Be size-wise about muffins, bagels, croissants and biscuits. A jumbo muffin has more than twice the fat and calories of the regular size.
6. Opt-in for ethnic foods such as Chinese stir-fry, vegetable-stuffed pita or Mexican fajitas.
7. Try a smoothie made with juice, fruit and yogurt for a light lunch or snack – and remember to be size-wise.
8. At the salad bar, pile on the dark leafy greens, carrots, peppers and other fresh vegetables. Lighten up on mayonnaise-based salads and high-calorie dressings
9. Grabbing dinner at the supermarket deli? Select rotisserie chicken, salad-in-a-bag and freshly baked bread. Or, try sliced lean roast beef, onion rolls, potato salad and fresh fruit.
10. Order the regular or child-size portion. Mega-sized servings are probably more than you need. For a lighter meal, order an appetizer in place of a main course.
Sticking with simple changes always has the potential in making a big difference.
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