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Testimonials from Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship (KADDI) interns!

Look at what our past KADDI interns have said about the internship experience they have enjoyed and why they would recommend other future students to apply to Keith & Associates, Inc.! 

KADDI is an exceptional internship program! Their flexibility, organization of materials, ongoing communication with each student and their focus on business & entrepreneurship helped make the decision process an easy one for me. KADDI is fully invested in creating successful dietitians and it shows each and every day!

- Shannon DeShazer - Winter Class 2021

My experience with KADDI has shaped my future career in ways I never thought possible. This internship is inclusive, flexible, and the service is outstanding. KADDI gave me the tutoring I was looking for. With KADDI I felt empowered and was able to activate my self-confidence to access economic opportunities that I might otherwise miss.

- Mariana Meza - Winter Class 2021

While applying to dietetic internships, I was concerned about not having exposure to the areas of nutrition I was the most interested in (sports nutrition and ED) and not being able to continue to train and compete as a professional athlete. KADDI allowed me to have flexibility while planning my competing schedule and choosing preceptors that not only worked with my areas of interest but were also close in distance. Thanks to KADDI, am now a part-time dietetic intern and will be able to prepare for my country's Olympic Trials during the summer!

- Leticia Cherpe de Souza, MS - Winter Class 2021

KADDI has provided me with the personalized, flexible, and affordable dietetic internship that I wanted and needed at this point in my life.  I have a family and a home to care for, so I needed a program that would work with me and accommodate other priorities in my life.  KADDI has high standards and expectations of their interns, which makes it a program I am proud to be a part of. 

- Jordan Potje - Winter Class 2021

I just want to thank KADDI for giving me a chance after not matching for the second time! I learned so much during this program and I loved how organized it was. My preceptors thought the same. I also got a job offer at my clinical rotation site after I pass the RD exam. I never thought about doing clinical but all of the pre-assignments helped and gave me a different insight into medical nutrition therapy

- Somalia Ray - Summer 2020

My experience with KADDI has, without a doubt, been the most impactful step towards my goal of becoming an RD. The knowledge and experience I've gained from being on-site and getting to interact with patients and colleagues in person has been invaluable. KADDI has reaffirmed my desire to help people through dietetics and I believe these past 8 months have given me the confidence to do so.

- Philip Larson - Summer Class 2020

I chose KADDI because I was given the opportunity to work at my own pace, in my hometown, and given prior assessed learning credit. KADDI's staff wants all of their interns to succeed and they go above and beyond to assist from the moment you reach out to them! Their curriculum paved the road to success as I became credentialed. I am fortunate and proud to say that I was a KADDI intern! I appreciate their continued support even after graduation.

- Adabel Laurel, MS, RDN, LD, CNWE - Summer Class 2019

Thank your for this wonderful internship! I am so thankful for how helpful and understanding you all have been! I couldn't have gotten a better internship! I will speak highly of you all for years to come!

- Britta Paris - Summer Class 2019 

I feel so fortunate to have chosen KADDI’s distance dietetic internship program. KADDI was incredibly responsive— every email I sent them was answered within hours, if not minutes! They also warm, helpful, and respectful to the interns at all times; just very professional. They worked with me to fine-tune my rotations and create the most beneficial learning experience for me. The internship assignments, phone calls and study materials provided to us were informative and helpful. I passed my RD exam 4 weeks after obtaining my verification statement from the program! 

- Janet Sherwin - Summer Class 2019

This internship was exactly what I had hoped for and more. Patti is compassionate about what she does and she truly cares about each and every one of her interns. Even before match day, I felt like this was where I belonged. This internship was very accommodating as I was able to finish a month early. I passed the RDN exam on the first try and was able to get a job at one of my previous rotations! I'm going to have to visit Oklahoma one day to see Patti and everyone at Keith and Associates to thank them for everything they have done for me.

- Rachel Andersen - Winter Class 2018

The entire KADDI team want nothing more than for you to be successful. They're committed to giving you the best possible experience to help prepare you for the future. Without the KADDI, I would not have the knowledge or the confidence to start my own consultant dietitian firm.

- Gavin Van-De-Walle - Winter Class 2018

I felt like the distance program was perfect for me. The program was flexible and prior assessed learning allowed me to not worry so much about assignments and enjoy/learn from each rotation without stress. Several of my preceptors complimented my program and Patti. They said that they had never had such a great distance intern and program coordinator seemed to genuinely care about performance of the intern. I will continue to encourage students to apply to KADDI.

- Lindsay Crowder - Winter Class 2018

When I walked into my rotation on the first day, the preceptor complimented the program. He said that he has been a preceptor in the past, and never did he have a program that has been so organized and also provided for him such a good curriculum. He says that he normally is not sure what the goals are and this time he feels he feels more ready to help and educate me (which I can clearly see). Thank you!  

- Gila Adler - Summer Class 2018

KADDI provided me with an unprecedented internship experience. From the staff and support to the challenging curriculum, I feel that I am prepared to begin my career as a dietitian. 

- Jessica Gardner - Summer Class 2017

I have absolutely loved being an intern for KADDI. They are so willing to work with you to make sure you are learning and have a great experience. Patti worked with me to help me find a clinical preceptor and thankful I was able to go to Grove, Oklahoma to do so with one of the dietitians at Keith and Associates. The staff is so encouraging and truly cares about your well being and experience. I loved that it was a distance internship because I could set it up however it worked best for me, which was super nice! I would recommend anyone applying for an internship to apply for KADDI! Thanks for all you've done KADDI team!

- Allie Mataloni - Summer Class 2017

KADDI gave me a great opportunity to experience the dietetic internship in a new way with business as it’s focus. I was part of the first class and they were very organized and prepared for any questions you may have. KADDI did everything in their power to help you achieve your goals and complete the internship. I was able to study and pass the RD exam on the first try. I couldn’t say thank you enough to KADDI for giving me the opportunity to be a great intern and now a great RD.

 - Jordyn Colley RD, LD - Summer Class 2017

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