For seven years in a row, 100% of the graduates of Meredith College’s Master of Science in Nutrition program have been matched to dietetic internships (DI).
Getting matched to a dietetic internship is the second step in the rigorous process of becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Rachel Findley, director of the didactic program in dietetics, said the exceptional match rate is the result of a collective effort from all of the food and nutrition faculty and staff, particularly their personalized focus on student support.
“From the beginning of students’ time with us, we talk with them about what a successful application looks like to an internship program,” said Findley. “We push them to seek out experiences to help them grow and to learn what they like.”
Alumni of the Master of Science program have said that this strong match rate history influenced their decision to attend Meredith.
“I came to Meredith because of its proven student success, as evidenced by the 100% match rate from the previous years,” said Ashlyne Wright, ’22, M.S. in Nutrition. “I also was attracted to Meredith’s program because of the sense of community it instills and the genuine desire of the faculty to help you reach personal and professional goals.”
Wright was matched to a dietetic internship at The Ohio State University, her top choice among DI programs.
Jordan Seward, ’22, M.S. in Nutrition, who completed her dietetic internship at Cornell University, said she was well-prepared at Meredith.
“The [M.S. in Nutrition program] not only provided me with multiple outlets to explore my interests in dietetics but also made me feel well equipped and confident going into my dietetic internship,” said Seward. “Strong and caring professors who are invested in our personal lives are the backbone of this program.”