Student Information

Student Name

Arete Pappas





Internship Information

Company/Organization: Maye Musk

Mentor(s):Maye Musk, RD, MS, CDN

Topic of Internship


Background Information

International dietetics expert, Maye Musk, has helped people all over the world feel fantastic every day. Maye is an active speaker, spokesperson, author, and counselor with a private practice in New York City. Maye’s career has spanned over 40 years in 7 cities in 3 different countries. She has worked with many corporations, associations and universities all over the world. She has been featured on CNN, ABD, MSNBC, Shape, OK! and Fitness. Her book, Feel Fantastic, was also featured on one million Special K cereal boxes throughout Canada. Through her counseling practice in New York City, Maye helps her clients lose weight, become healthier, and increase their energy level. To complement her career in dietetics, Maye is also a professional model for over 46 years.

Summary of Internship

My internship is great because I get to work one on one with my mentor all day. I work on her website,, where I edit her pages on Adobe Contribute. I get to learn about health and nutrition as I update her blogs, which are found on her site. I get to read more about nutrition as I redesign her power points, which are used for her presentations. I visit doctors’ offices around the city, giving out Maye’s business cards to doctors and secretaries and informing them about her practice. For confidentiality reasons, I am not able to sit in with a client, but I am able to see how she prepares to see a client and the work she puts in after. Every six weeks, she has a dietitians meeting where dietitians in the area come together and talk about how their business is going and give advice to each other. Maye invites me to these meetings, where I get to meet many dietitians in the area and hear the inside scoop on being a dietitian. Being able to see what a typical day of a dietitian is like gives me great insight into this career path.

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