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Monday, December 21, 2009

Currently a Cornellian, Always a Boilermaker

After graduating from the Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness, and Health dual-degree program at Purdue, I went on to pursue a 1-year dietetic internship at Cornell University. The internship is a required step for earning the credentials to practice as a registered dietitian.

Within the Cornell internship, I am conducting a research project, taking graduate coursework, and practicing as a dietitian in community, clinical, and food service management settings. Purdue's program provided exceptional preparation for working in these very diverse realms of nutrition practice!

Several aspects of Purdue's program that I believe were most impactful include:
  • the CFS honors program
  • hands-on learning experience in and out of the classroom
  • competitions and internships arranged through Purdue's relationships with nutrition-oriented companies
  • F&N 424(the nutrition communications course)
  • and of course CFS extra-curricular activities.
I encourage prospective students to inquire about these aspects of CFS and the Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness, and Health program. For current students, I encourage you to participate in these activities as best you can--the benefits may be much greater than you expect!

Amy Conklin
Dietetic Intern, Cornell University
CFS Ambassador Alum
Purdue Class of 2009

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