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Colleen Shank

3500 Barrett Drive, Kendall Park NJ, 08824


(267)- 222-0312
colleenvshank@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Sodexo Health Care Services, Dietetic Internship Allentown, PA
Graduation Pending for August, 2014

Marywood University Scranton, PA
B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics, May 2011

WORK EXPERIENCE
Sodexo Dietetic Internship September, 2013- August, 2014 Allentown, PA


CLINICAL ROTATIONS- 800 HOURS
St. Lukes 150 bed Hospital in Allentown, PA
o Documented Medical Nutrition Therapy for various disease states including Diabetes,
Cardiology, GI, Nutrition support, Oncology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics,
Pulmonary and Reanl.
o Completed comprehensive worksheets and attended classes taught by specialty RDs to
expand knowledge of disease states
o Worked closely with two RDs as well as other hospital staff including RNs and Doctors to
enhance communication skills.
o Developed proper techniques to thoroughly assess patients and determine appropriate risk
level
o Gained experience in providing comprehensive diet education for multiple disease states
to patients and family members
o Expanded my ability to establish interventions and goals related to nutrition problems
Specialty rotations
o Oncology at Lehigh Valley Hospital
o Neuro-rehab at Manor Care
o Geriatrics at Neshaminy Manor
o Pediatrics at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Nemours Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children

FOOD SERVICE ROTATIONS- 200 HOURS
The Pennington School in Pennington, NJ
o Functioned in many aspects of the food service production areas including hot/cold
production, dish room, and operating production equipment
o Developed a safety in-service for employees
o Partnered with a chef to organize a cooking demonstration for the students and staff
o Planned and executed a cultural themed meal. Tasks for this event involved determining
budget, production needs, marketing styles, and purchasing needs.




COMMUNITY ROTATIONS- 200 HOURS
o Throughout the internship I was able to expand my verbal communication and
presentation skills as well as broaden my experiences by participating in numerous
community activities and events. Examples include:
o Heart healthy holiday presentation given to a senior center (November 2013)
o Education on vegetables given to Head Start students (January 2014)
o Healthapalooza at the Pennington School (March 2014)
o Created educational games and activities for Camp Red Jacket for children with
type 1 diabetes (June 2014)


N.O.R.T.H INC (Managers of the Philadelphia WIC Program) Philadelphia, PA
October 2011-November 2013
Nutrition Professional:
Provide nutrition education to pregnant and post-partum women (breastfeeding
and non-breastfeeding).
Deliver nutritional counseling to women regarding their infants and children.
Utilize the QuickWIC computer system for certifying participants.
Promote and discuss the benefits of breastfeeding.
Take anthropometric measurements of women, infants, and children.
Test hemoglobin levels of women and children.

JCPenney Family Shoe Department North Whales, PA
May 2009- October 2011
Sales Associate: Used customer service skills to aid the consumer in finding products to
fit their needs. Applied organizational skills to make sure merchandise was displayed
properly.

Marywood University Physicians Assistant Program Scranton, PA
September 2010 - May 2011
Work Study Student: Assisted in secretarial duties. Provided help to staff members with
various tasks including filing, copying, and typing important documents.

AWARDS AND ACOMPLISHMENTS
Graduated Cum Laude from Marywood University in May 2011

Marywood University Deans List
Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011

CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) March 2013-present