Development of Professional Skills
Professional attributes are essential for Dietetic Internship applicants as listed on the recommendation form. the following examples show how you might develop and demonstrate some of these skills. Simply being a member of a club is not enough; internship directors are looking for what you did for the club.
- Leadership and Self-Motivation: key roles/offices held in extracurricular/volunteer activities, ability to work independently and seek answers/opportunities on own, ability to set and accomplish specific goals, judgement and decision making skills, self-confidence.
- Management of Multiple Responsibilities: ability to handle school and work and family (if applicable); extracurricular activities; organized, dependable and responsible in all interactions with faculty, employers, peers, and supervised practice programs; adaptable and able to handle stress.
- Communication Skills: impression of application and letter (as well as all other interactions with the program, i.e. visits, letters, phone calls) including ability to express one's self in a clear, concise manner, excellence in sentence structure, grammar, and spelling are essential; interview (verbal and nonverbal communication); evidence of interpersonal skills.