Student Activities

Nutritional Sciences Student Organization

Students are encouraged to join and actively participate in the Nutritional Sciences Student Organization (NSSO). The goal of the club is to enhance the professional and personal development of students majoring in nutritional sciences by presenting opportunities to:

  • Interact with other nutritional sciences students
  • Learn first-hand about student jobs, internships and volunteer experience
  • Speak with past nutritional sciences graduates
  • Learn how to package your nutritional sciences experiences for jobs in industry and admission to graduate and professional schools
  • Receive financial support to attend professional meetings
  • Develop organizational and leadership skills

An example of a previous meeting schedule for the Nutritional Sciences Student Organization is:

August: Nutritional Sciences Student Organization Orientation
September: Resume workshop
October: Study Abroad
November: Canned food drive; Resume deadline
January: Internships/Scholarships/meeting; Ice Cream Social
February: Graduate Student Speakers
March: Pharmaceutical sale representative
April: Elections meeting

You can contact one of the NSSO officers or academic advisor Dr. Jennifer Ekstrom, or visit the NSSO Facebook page, for further information.

Other Student Organizations

The Pre-professional Society for Health Careers of Alpha Epsilon Delta is a student organization for all students interested in pursuing health care professions. Activities and programs include: medical school tours, social activities, instructions on the professional school application process, MCAT updates and interview techniques. Meetings are posted in the pre-professional display at the entrance to the lobby of the Natural Science Building. This is an excellent opportunity for nutritional sciences students to interact with other premed students on campus. 

Volunteer Experience

It is important for premed students to secure long-term, in-depth work or volunteer experience where responsibility is being taken for the welfare of others (e.g. working in a hospital or clinic, being a scout leader, a camp counselor, providing day care for an individual who is developmentally disabled, volunteering in geriatric programs, etc.). These experiences not only let the student know that he/she is pursuing the correct career path, but they also let medical/dental schools know that the student is very serious about becoming a health care provider. The Michigan State University Service Learning Center, 27 Student Services Building, will assist preprofessional students in finding a volunteer experience at a hospital or clinic near campus, and the Student Employment Office, 110 Student Services Building, will assist you with health-related work experience.

Children, Youth and Family Programs Internships - MSU Extension Children, Youth and Family Programs (CYF) has challenging internship opportunities for students both on campus and throughout Michigan’s 83 county Extension Offices.