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Michaela Covelli Writ 3562 W Feasibility Report Powerpoint

  1. 1. Feasibility Report Choosing Between a Dietetic Internship, Graduate School, Or Entering the Work Force After Graduating with a Nutrition Dietetics Major
  2. 2. Your college career is coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the next step in your life…
  3. 3. What Are You Going To Do In the Real World with a Nutrition Dietetics Degree?
  4. 4. Topic Comparing and Contrasting a Dietetic Internship, Graduate School, or Finding a Job After Finishing an Undergraduate Degree
  5. 5. Client <ul><li>Nutrition Dietetics major at the University of Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>She is a representative of the broader community of nutrition students at Minnesota who need a plan for what they are going to do after graduation. </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsea Beach </li></ul>
  6. 6. Problem Statement <ul><li>It is necessary for many Nutrition Dietetic students to decide between an internship, graduate school, or a job after graduation. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition counselors and professors at Minnesota do not provide students with adequate information or resources to make informed decisions about their post-graduation options. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to offer career choice possibilities in order to choose the best option for you. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of the project is to help Nutrition/Dietetic student Chelsea Beach decide what she wants to do after she graduates. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on my research of the three options and finding which program fulfills most of Chelsea’s expectations and goals, I can help her decide on which option is best for her. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Decision Factors <ul><li>Total Cost </li></ul><ul><li>GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Completion Time of Each Program </li></ul><ul><li>Hourly Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Application Fee </li></ul><ul><li>Job Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary </li></ul><ul><li>Courses Required Outside Major </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summaries of the Three Options <ul><li>Dietetic Internship </li></ul><ul><li>Six to twenty-four months. Focuses on clinical, food service, and community nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School: </li></ul><ul><li>Two to five years. Nutrition Science or Public Health Major. Thesis must be presented and approved. </li></ul><ul><li>Career Options: </li></ul><ul><li>Work under direct supervision. Job options are limited </li></ul>
  10. 10. Total Cost <ul><li>Graduate School: -$50,000-$75,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dietetic Internship: -$32,000-$40,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Entry-Level Jobs: +$21,500-$39,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting salary, no debt </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. GPA Recommendations <ul><li>Dietetic Internships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GPA as high as possible: Minimum 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GPA 3.0 or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry-Level Job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GPA not recommended </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Completion Time <ul><li>Dietetic Internship: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Six to twenty-four months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate School: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two to five years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry-Level Jobs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No completion time </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Demand Per Week <ul><li>Dietetic Internship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forty-Hour Week Between Clinic and Rotations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forty-Hour Week Between Research and Classes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry Level Job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Depending on Schedule </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Application Fees <ul><li>Dietetic Internship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$250-$1,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most Expensive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$55.00-$80.00 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work Force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No fee but some employers require a resume and references </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Job Opportunities <ul><li>Dietetic Internship: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most jobs require employers to be Registered Dietitians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate School: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High paying Nutrition jobs are available, but they are limited without being a Registered Dietitian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry-Level Jobs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited and employers work under direct supervision </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Starting Salaries <ul><li>Dietetic Internship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$47,000-$80,000 depending on the type of dietitian and location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$50,000-$75,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry-Level Jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$21,500-$39,000 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Average Amount of Students at the University of Minnesota who Pursue Further Education, Become Registered Dietitians, or Other Options
  18. 18. Courses Required Outside of the Major <ul><li>Dietetic Internship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No extra courses required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical terminology and anatomy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No extra courses required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry Level Jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No extra courses required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job may require training </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Research Methods <ul><li>Online Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ADA Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges with Post-Nutrition Options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formal Interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Student Holly Jatkis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registered Dietitian Therese LIffrig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision Maker Chelsea Beach </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Dietetic Internship Findings <ul><li>Required to become a Registered Dietitian </li></ul><ul><li>Most competitive but wide range of job opportunities are available after competition </li></ul><ul><li>Most nutrition jobs require applicants to be Registered Dietitians </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on community, clinical, and food service aspects of nutrition </li></ul>
  21. 21. Dietetic Internship Findings Continued <ul><li>Guidelines are based off the American Dietetic Association Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Chances of acceptance increase if student is willing to relocate </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals need at least 900 supervised hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to a computer-matching program </li></ul><ul><li>Starting salary is $47,000-$80,000 </li></ul>
  22. 22. Graduate School Findings <ul><li>Major in Nutrition Science or Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Required to conduct research and present a thesis for approval </li></ul><ul><li>Takes two to five years to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Most demanding, highest salary, longest time to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Average salary is $50,000-$75,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Required a minimum of thirty hours of classes </li></ul><ul><li>More jobs are available but still limited </li></ul>
  23. 23. Job Findings <ul><li>Job options are limited if applicants are not Registered Dietitians </li></ul><ul><li>Work under the direct supervision of a dietary supervisor or a manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Starting salary is $21,500-$39,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs as a Diet Tech and Diet Aid are most available </li></ul><ul><li>No real advancement </li></ul><ul><li>No debt </li></ul>
  24. 24. Recommendation Dietetic Internship <ul><li>The Dietetic Internship fulfills the majority of Chelsea’s plans and needs </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsea would have a wide variety of job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>She will make more money over a long period of time </li></ul><ul><li>It will build on her previous nutrition education. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sources <ul><li>“ Commission on Dietetic Registration.” The American Dietetic Association. 2008. 2 December 2008. <http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/index.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Graduate School Catalog.” University of Minnesota Graduate School Catalog . </li></ul><ul><li> 2 December 2008. </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.catalogs.umn.edu/grad/programs/g129.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hourly Rate Survey Report for Job: Diet Technician.” Payscale.com . 2 December 2008. <http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Diet_Technician_Registered_( DTR)/Hourly_Rate>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Job Description Diet Tech.” Lake County . 2008. 2 December 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li><http://www.co.lake.il.us/HR/jobs/data/positions/1510.pdf>. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Nutrition Graduate School Programs-Masters & PhD Degrees.” Gradschools.com. 2 December 2008. <http://www.gradschools.com/Subject/Nutrition/291.html>. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Sources Continued <ul><li>“ Nutrition B.S.” University of Minnesota University Catalogs. 2008. 2 December 2008. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://onestop2.umn.edu/programCatalog/viewCatalogProgram.do?programID=248&strm=1069. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peterson, Carrie. Dietetic Internship for Graduate Students . Minneapolis: n.p., 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Salary Survey Report for Skill: Nutrition.” Payscale.com . 2008. </li></ul><ul><ul><li><http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Skill=Nutrition/Salary>. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TopUSAjobs.com. “Nutrition jobs and Careers.” 2 December 2008. </li></ul><ul><ul><li><http://nutrition.jobs.topusajobs.com/>. </li></ul></ul>