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Education

Work experience

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Nutrition and Culinary Instructor, Counselor, Lifeguard

Wellspring
  • Taught nutrition lessons to teenagers learning to manage weight
  • Demonstrated culinary techniques
  • Supervised and guided in the culinary classroom
  • Supervised teenagers at a summer camp for weight loss
  • Provided direction, encouragement, and counsel
  • Strived for a therapeutic and positive environment for campers
  • Supervised and directed pool activities when on duty
Jul 2009Aug 2009

Student Intern (volunteer)

WellSpan Clinical Weight Loss Program

  • Gathered and produced materials on nutrition basics
  • Researched non-surgical weight loss programs in the region
  • Presented all materials to program coordinator and dietitian
Oct 2006Aug 2009

Server

Lion's Pride Family Restaurant
  • Relayed customers' orders to the kitchen
  • Multi-tasked and remained calm with staff while under stress

Skills

Recommendations from Supervisors

Organizations

American Dietetic Association

Pennsylvania Dietetic Association

President of Campus Student Organization

Purpose

The purpose of this portfolio is to provide a communication tool for internship directors which demonstrates my abilities and skills in the field of food and nutrition. It shall also serve as a focal point for the director before, during, and after the interview.

Interest

  • Cooking: new culinary techniques and experimental substitutions
  • Weight management
  • Preventing and reversing obesity in youth

Professional Goals

Within two years:

  • Complete Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition - Dietetics track.
  • Acquire a position in an accredited Dietetic Internship program.

Within five years:

  • Complete a Dietetic Internship.
  • Take the Registration Examination for Dietitians and obtain registration.
  • Continue with life-long learning through continuing education classes on diverse topics within the field of food and nutrition.
  • Advance in the field and obtain a professional position as a registered dietitian.

Biography

Jacqueline Gostola is a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She is working toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition following a Dietetics Track. She is expected to graduate in May 2011. She is a dedicated student and has worked hard to maintain a 3.36 cumulative GPA. She has made the Dean's List three of six semesters since she has been at IUP.

Jacqueline is a member of the American Dietetic Association as well as the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association. When classes are not in session, Jacqueline has spent her time gaining practical experience in the field of food and nutrition. Specifically, she has experience in working in the area of weight management and public education. She is eager to learn and is constantly striving to improve her skills in order to better serve her coworkers and clients. She believes that the practical experiences she has had have greatly helped to prepare her for her future as a professional. She looks forward to continue learning after she receives her undergraduate degree.

After graduation, Jacqueline is hoping to complete a dietetic internship. She then plans to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians and obtain her registration. She has a passion for working directly with obese youth and hopes to obtain a professional position working in this specific area of dietetics.

Volunteer and Leadership Activities

  • Elected Secretary of religious student organization, May 2008, May 2009
  • Elected President of religious student organization, May 2010
  • Reactivated student organization, January 2009
  • Planned, organized, and directed a spaghetti dinner to feed 150 people