UW-Green Bay students face fierce competition but 100 percent land dietetic internships

Every one of the 15 senior students applying for a dietetic internship (DI) program this year received a placement, according to Sara Wagner, MS, RDN, director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. The DI is the next step for graduating seniors to fulfill 1,200 required practicum hours and gain the skills necessary to take the registered dietitian examination.

“Competition for dietetic internships is fierce with only 50 to 65 percent of national applicants receiving a match each year,” said Wagner. “This year all 15 senior applicants earned a match, with many of our students matched to their first choice program.”

Over the last six years UW-Green Bay has matched 82 of the 90 seniors applying (91%).

“Our success is a testament to the dedication of our students, the quality and rigor of the Nutrition and Human Biology Programs, the mentoring provided by our faculty, and high impact practices in and out of the classroom,” Wagner said.

Below is the list of students and their internship sites:

Paige Gorges– Nicholls State University, LA+
Gildardo Martinez Juarez – Viterbo University, La Crosse
Brooke Martin – Priority Nutrition Care, Boston (distance track)
Carly Herr – Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
Carolynn Claussen– North Oaks Medical Center, LA
Sydney Walker – University of Kentucky Hospital, KY
Kennedi Verhoof – University of Northern Colorado (distance track)
Eric Schley – Marywood University, PA
Kirsten White – University of Houston, TX
Corey Haack – Wellness Workdays (distance track)
Emily Joppe – UW-Green Bay
Amanda Burkel – UW-Green Bay
Tad Taggart – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
Rachel Rice – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
Elena Garcia – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program

  

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UW-Green Bay Dietetics students, once again, receive internship matches far above national average

The dietetic internship (DI) match results for December 2018 and May 2019 graduates are in, and UW-Green Bay students are once again far above the national average. The DI is the necessary next step for graduating seniors to fulfill 1,200 required practicum hours and gain the skills necessary to take the registered dietitian examination. Competition for dietetic internships is fierce, with only 50% to 60% of national applicants receiving a match each year.

This year 12 of 15 senior applicants earned a match, with many students matched to their first choice program. Over the last five years, there has been a 89 percent average when it comes to students matching. The success is a testament to the dedication of the students, the high quality mentoring and advising provided by faculty, the quality and rigor of the Nutrition and Human Biology Programs and the high impact practices that students receive through  community collaborations.

Please congratulate the following UW-Green Bay Nutritional Sciences students as they prepare to begin their dietetic internships:

  • Kelley Encinas – Mount Mary, Milwaukee
  • Lacey Strehlow – Dominican University, Chicago (combined internship and MBA program)
  • Megan Labine – Priority Nutrition Care, Boston (distance track)
  • Caitlin Balliet – St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud
  • Emily Burger – UW-Green Bay
  • Rachel Coady – UW-Green Bay
  • Samantha Inman – UW-Green Bay
  • Stephanie Peterson – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Abby Waydick – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Morgan Thums – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Erin Diederich – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Kiara Heider – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program

Video: Garden partners

Campus Garden Intern Libby Schmit and faculty member Debra Pearson (Human Biology, Nutrition Science/Dietetics) take us behind the scenes to the campus gardens. The gardens and hoop house provide more than an opportunity to consume fresh, pesticide free produce. It’s also an applied learning opportunity for students. UW-Green Bay’s Sustainability Committee financially supports the intern each year along with profits made from summer’s veggie sales. Libby helps with harvesting, planting, watering and weeding along with the Wednesday sales. “The goal is just to promote some healthy produce,” Libby says. Watch the video on YouTube.

UW-Green Bay ranks tops in dietetic internship matches (again)

Dietetic internship program leaders shared (DI) match results for December 2017 and May 2018  graduates. The DI is the necessary next step for graduating seniors to fulfill the 1,200 required practicum hours and gain the skills necessary to take the registered dietitian examination. Competition for the dietetic internships is fierce, with only 50% of national applicants receiving a match each year. This year 14 of our 16 senior UW applicants earned a match, with many of our students matched to their first choice program. Over the last four years, the program has matched 55/60 seniors applying for a 92 percent average!

“I believe that this success is a testament to the hard work and motivation of our students, the high quality of mentoring & advising provided by faculty, the quality and rigor of the education that students receive while studying in our Nutrition and Human Biology Programs, and the high impact practices that students receive through our community collaborations,
said Sara (Schmitz) Wagner, Director, Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics and lecturer, Human Biology.

Congratulations to the following students as they prepare for their internships:

Grace Garni – Priority Nutrition Care Distance Track
Shania Tebo – Priority Nutrition Care Distance Track
Abby Gerbers – The Ohio State University
Katheryn Gengozian – Viterbo University
Sierra McNeil – Viterbo University
Emelie Sullivan – Benedictine Combined MS Program
Mallory Krueger – Eastern Illinois University Combined MS Program

In UW-Green Bay’s pre-select program:
Madeline Valentine
Danielle Brenner
Jasmine Schmahl
Laura Reynebeau
Alyssa Peters
Meghan Huss
Tanner Gess

UW-Green Bay continues to place Nutritional Science students in internships far above national average

The match results for December 2017 and May 2018 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Nutritional Science graduates is 92 percent — far exceeding the 50 percent national average. The dietetic internship is necessary for graduating seniors who are required to fulfill 1,200 practicum hours in order to take the Registered Dietitian Examination. This year, 14 of 16 senior applicants earned a match, with matching their first-choice program. Over the last four years, UW-Green Bay has matched 55/60 seniors applying for a 92% average. Congratulations to the following UW-Green Bay Nutritional Science students as they prepare for their internship:

  • Grace Garni – Priority Nutrition Care Distance Track
  • Shania Tebo – Priority Nutrition Care Distance Track
  • Abby Gerbers – The Ohio State University
  • Katheryn Gengozian – Viterbo University
  • Sierra McNeil – Viterbo University
  • Emelie Sullivan – Benedictine Combined MS Program
  • Mallory Krueger – Eastern Illinois University Combined MS Program
  • Madeline Valentine – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Danielle Brenner – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Jasmine Schmahl – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Laura Reynebeau – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Alyssa Peters – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Meghan Huss – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Tanner Gess – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program

 

 

(Left to right) Kristina Eggener, Heidi McCann, Jana Derer

Dietetics students lead grocery store tours

UW-Green Bay upper-level dietetic students offered free grocery store tours at various grocery locations March 13 and 20 and April 10. The tours focused on encouraging healthy eating habits by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. Nutrition education, answers to nutrition questions and free food samples were also available.

(Left to right) Kristina Eggener, Heidi McCann, Jana Derer, Jamie Freier, Trina Pachan, April Hatcher
(Left to right) Kristina Eggener, Heidi McCann, Jana Derer,
Jamie Freier, Trina Pachan, April Hatcher
Grace Talbot
Grace Talbot
(Left to right) Grace Talbot, McKenzie Besch, Lauren Sommer, Moria Timmons, Amy Benz, Wensday Freiberg
(Left to right) Grace Talbot, McKenzie Besch,
Lauren Sommer, Moria Timmons, Amy Benz,
Wensday Freiberg

Alumna Katie Scharenbroch wins Outstanding Dietetic Intern of the Year Award

Katie Scharenbroch ’17 (Human Biology – Nutritional Sciences) was selected to receive the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND) Outstanding Dietetic Intern of the Year Award. The award is intended to recognize emerging leadership and achievement of students in Wisconsin accredited dietetics programs. Scharenbroch is currently completing her dietetic internship through Priority Nutrition Care (Boston, MA) en route to earning the Registered Dietitian credential. Scharenbroch joins fellow UWGB alumna Mallory Krueger ’17 who was selected to receive the WAND Outstanding Student Award. Both will receive their awards at the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference in April 2018.