The purpose of this portfolio is to aid me in acquiring a Dietetic Internship, by getting a closer look at my experiences.
-Complete a Dietetic Internship
-Take and pass the RD exam
-Acquire first job as an RD in either community or counseling setting
-Complete a Master's Degree in Nutrition
Shane Delara S.M.Delara@iup.edu
403 S 6th St.900 Wine St. Indiana, PA, 15701Connellsville, PA, 15425 (724)984-0943(724)626-1787
Career Objective: To obtain a dietetic internship that will allow me to expand my nutrition experience and become eligible for the RD exam.
Education: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Bachelor of Science in Nutrition-Dietetics expected May 2010
Related Experience:Food Preparer/ Dishwasher(Summer 2009) Carson’s Premier Catering, Scottdale, PA
·Prepared food for the buffet
·Prepared food for catered events
·Cleaned the kitchen and preparation areas
Other Experience:Assistant(May 2007 – Present) Delara’s Drywall, Mt. Pleasant, PA
·Helped apply plasterboard
·Worked on new and renovated homes
Coursework Experience:Nutrition in Disease 1 & 2
·Gained valuable group communication skills
·Gained leadership skills by leading group meetings
·Worked on case studies related to clinical nutrition
·Performed research on food by altering recipes based on diseases
·Altered recipes and prepared them
·Utilized peer panels to evaluate perception and acceptability of foods altered
·Learned how to effectively use food research methods
·Counseled four different peers in multiple sessions
·Counseled by using diet analysis
·Implemented goal-oriented counseling sessions
·Utilized SOAP notes after each session
Quantity Foods in School Foodservice and Healthcare
·Gained practical experience at an on-campus dining hall
·Gained leadership and communication skills through group participation
·Worked in all aspects of dining services
·Executed a team collaborated themed meal
·Implemented worker safety meetings
Methods of Teaching
·Gained self-confidence in presenting/teaching
·Taught nutrition lessons to children
·Taught a nutrition lesson to a class of fifty college students
·Attained experience in implementing teaching lessons
Activities: American Dietetic Association
References: Available upon request
-Quality is the top priority
-Great communication skills not only between peers but also clients
-Patient/Client satisfaction is important
Shane Delara is a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is working toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition following a Dietetics Track. He is expected to graduate in May 2011.
Shane is a member of the American Dietetic Association. Shane is currently employed through his uncles construction business. He is responsible for assisting with various tasks around the job sites as well as showing up for work every day. Shane is a hard worker and has been called upon to work weeks on end without a day off on more than one occasion. He highly values the experiences he has had at IUP. He feels that the faculty did a great job in preparing their students for all of the areas of Dietetics. Shane hopes to someday work in the areas of nutrition counseling or community nutrition. He looks forward to continuing his learning after he receives his undergraduate degree.
After graduation Shane wants to attain a Dietetic Internship, and become a Registered Dietitian. He also wants to obtain a Master's Degree in Nutrition in the near future.
1 --Communicate effectively. 2 --Demonstrate problem solving ability and critical thinking skills 3 --Translate the role of nutrients and food to provide for health and well-being.
4 --Provide effective nutrition education for individuals and groups from diverse populations.
These are some of the sheets that I received that had comments for me. The people we counseled were peers from outside of the major. They were also mostly freshmen, so that had little nutrition education. The classroom practice and actual hands-on counseling sessions helped me to refine my communication skills.
This is a document that contains a themed meal flyer and some pictures from the actual event. A group myself and three other students performed an Aramark Internship at an on-campus dining court. We worked in all of the areas of the food court and also planned a themed meal among other things. The themed meal required good communication and teamwork. We chose to do a tailgate theme for football. We designed everything from the theme to the menu. We also prepared the food and served it.
This is a clinical nutrition case study. I was placed into a group of four students. We were given a patient with some sort of symptoms and complications. We were also given laboratory values that one would normally deal with in a clinical nutrition setting. Then we had to work together to determine what was wrong nutritionally and how to fix it. This was great practice for the problem solving skills I will need in clinical nutrition. The group work also allowed us to gain important communication skills.
This is a research paper that I wrote. We were told to choose a disease, population affected by the disease, and a food. We altered the food's recipe to suit the populations disease. I chose gluten and adults with Celiac Disease. If you skim over my paper you can see what all the research entailed. I learned a lot about the research aspect of nutrition in this class. Translating the role of nutrients and food to provide for health and well-being was what the class was all about.
This is a Biochemistry exam. I learned a lot about the way nutrients work in the body. We focused on all of the major nutrients and their pathways in the body.
This is an evaluation sheet done by the local librarian. She evaluated me after I had a children's book lesson followed by activities for the children. The kids were preschool age. This gave me great experience working with younger kids.
This is a copy of the grading sheet my partner and I received after teaching a class of college students. There were about 43 students in the class and the topic was fat-soluble vitamins. This experience provided me with valuable teamwork skills. I also gained a lot of self-confidence in nutrition education with larger groups. The class was diverse because it was a nutrition class for students outside of the major.