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Objective and Work Philosophy

Portfolio Objective:

The objective of this portfolio is to provide work samples and proof of skills and abilities

Work Philosophy:

Treat each challenge as an opportunity to better myself


2 Year Goals:

  (a) Complete a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education accredited Dietetic Internship program

  (b) Obtain certification as a Registered Dietitian (RD)

  (c) Obtain a professional position as a Registered Dietitian

5 Year Goals:

  (a) Complete a Masters Degree

  (b) Become fluent in a second language

  (c) Meet requirements to become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)


Rita Johnson

Instructor for 4 dietetic courses:

  • FDNT 458 – Advanced Human Nutrition,
  • FDNT 402 – Community Nutrition,
  • FDNT 245 – Sports Nutrition
  • FDNT 430 - Professional Topics

Patty Hoachlander

Work Supervisor

(June 2008-present)

Nicole Clark

Instructor for  dietetics courses:

  • FDNT 110 – Careers in Food and Nutrition
  • FDNT 212 – Nutrition
  • FDNT 463 – Nutrition Counseling
  • FDNT 484 – Senior Seminar

Adviser for Student Dietetic Association (Fall 2008-Fall 2011)

Skills Aquired


Michele Phelps is a senior dietetics major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) anticipating a December 2011 graduation date.Her education continues to be of the utmost importance to her which is reflected by a cumulative GPA of 3.86.She has been accepted into the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics dietetic internship program to begin in February 2012.

Michele has had several nutrition-related professional experiences including working as a dietary aide at the Rouse Estates Nursing Home for the past 3 years.This position provided her with experience in medical nutrition therapy and food service management.Responsibilities she had in this position included assist with food preparation, monitor and record food item, dishwasher, and refrigerator temperatures, and train new employees.

During the summer of 2010, she volunteered with the Warren County Meals on Wheels program.Throughout this experience, she assisted with preparing and packaging meals as well as developing new menu items as per supervisor request.She has also held several leadership positions in extracurricular organization.These roles include serving as community committee leader for the IUP chapter of the Student Dietetic Association as well as Historian for Phi Eta Sigma (National Honors Fraternity).

Michele feels that the experiences that she has gained a variety of experiences and qualities which would make her a valuable asset to the practice of dietetics.She hopes to continue her education by obtaining a Masters Degree in Nutrition in addition to obtaining certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).

Work experience

Jun 2008Present

Dietary Aide - Homemaker

The Rouse Estates
  • Train new employees
  • Assist with preparing and serving meals to residents to meet nutritional needs of resident
  • Monitor food temperatures and dish washing equipment to ensure maintenance of resident safety


Jul 2007May 2008


Jamestown Community College

Completed 9 credits:

ENGL 1530 -- English Composition 2 -- 3.00  credits earned

SOC 1510 -- Intro to Sociology -- 3.00 credits earned

MAT 1540 -- Elementary Statistics -- 3.00 credits earned

Honors and Awards

Community Service