Internships and Research
The vibrant Twin Cities food industry makes St. Paul and Minneapolis a great place to find an internship, shadow a food scientist or nutrition professional, or network with others who care deeply about food and nutrition.
Alumna Lauren Gillian-Martin, for example, worked as a labeling intern at General Mills and a nutrition services aide with Regions Hospital.
St. Kate's also has an active career development office, a comprehensive alumna database and expert faculty to help you find internships.
Our students regularly present their work at Science @ St. Kate's Day and the Twin Cities District Dietetic Association, as well as at regional and national conferences.
Past research projects include:
- "The Effects of Honey on Serum LDL Cholestorol Levels"
- "The Efficacy of a Modified Atkins Diet in Intractable Epilepsy"
- "Gluten-Free Banana Bread Textural Analysis"
- "The Effects of Medium-Chain Triacylglycerols and Carbohydrates on Exercise Performance"
Other opportunities to conduct research:
- St. Kate's Student-Faculty Collaborative Undergraduate Research Program
- St. Kate's Summer Scholars' Institute; read more in the the University's magazine, SCAN
- 3M Large-and Small-Scale Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grants for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects
- St. Kate's Assistantship Mentoring Program (AMP) gave students Rachel Doherty and Allison Richards the change to serve as faculty assistants. Read more about AMP in the University magazine, SCAN
Students are encouraged to join the Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences (FCNS) Club for service projects on and off campus. The club offers members the opportunity to get hands-on experience with industry events and employers. It also hosts social events for members throughout the academic year.
Students can also become members of the national organization Home Economists in Business and participate in the Twin Cities chapter meetings and events.
Kappa Omicron Nu
As a foods and nutrition: science major, you're eligible for nomination to the national human services honor society, Kappa Omicron Nu. Members are recognized in academia and business for excellent scholarship.