Comments

We recently sent out a survey to all of our former interns and here are their responses:

Did your internship prepare you for your first and subsequent positions?

  • I believe that the internship prepared me very well to become an entry-level dietitian. I feel confident in my dietetic abilities (2012-2013)
  • I am very happy with my overall internship experience. I have learned so much and I am much more confident in my abilities in all areas of dietetics than I was at the beginning of this internship. I am confident in myself and ready to begin my career as a dietitian in a long-term care facility. THANK YOU for a great experience! (2011-12)
  • The internship has exceeded my expectations. I am very thankful for this opportunity and all of the experiences that I have had throughout the year. I have grown so much as a person and feel more like a professional now.(2011-12)
  • I feel the UWGB internship best prepared me for my first position through the leadership emphasis.  It provided me with the necessary leadership and management skills and although I didn't realize it I was gaining these skills along the way. (2013-14)
  • The internship at UWGB gave me a great foundation of all areas of nutrition, community, clinical and food service. The skills that I gained during the internship have given me the confidence and competency to succeed in my career.
  • The fact that I went to so many rotations and worked with so many different people gave me the opportunity to discover that there are numerous ways to approach a problem, and no specific method is 'right' for every situation. I also like that I had the opportunity to make so many professional and personal connections with other dietitians (2014-15). 

What aspects of your UW-Green Bay internship do you find especially valuable in your career?

  • Leadership, it really pushed me to achieve things I didn't think I could. It has a very personable and caring aspect to it. I felt like I was always a part of a "family" and supported by interns and the director. Variety; there are so many different rotations, which is really nice to mix things up and not get boring. Challenging. FUN! (2011-12)
  • Coming into this internship, I felt okay about public speaking. The public speaking opportunities during this internship really helped me grow (2012-2013).
  • The leadership emphasis at UWGB helped me become a manager of my nutrition department within the super market. (2013-14)
  • The designing and implementing of the nutrition care plan - these were very valuable in understanding what was happening with the patient and meeting their nutrition needs.
  • The community portion was very helpful in getting me familiar with the resources and services many of my client families (low income, at risk populations) utilize or are eligible to utilize within our community.
  • The internship really helped me decide which areas of dietetics I wanted to work in. The WIC rotation prepared me for my current job.
  • Familiarity with TPN/TF in variety of settings; community nutrition education related to UW-Extension and Head-Start.
  • The exposure to the medical community, medical terminology and management principles were extremely helpful in my career.
  • I enjoyed the community rotation and projects that we did. I hope to get a job in community nutrition, and our internship provided a good range of experiences in this area.
  • This internship is amazing because of the wide variety and vast experiences that are offered. 10 different locations to learn, grow and be mentored. what an amazing experience. This internship is led by qualified, caring individuals who really want the interns to be successful. (2013-14)
  • Having more varied rotations was incredibly beneficial instead of being mainly MNT focused. I value the ability to have been in an outpatient diabetes clinic because that is where I am currently, pursuing my CDE. Without that exposure, I would have never know the passion I had for counseling (2014-15).