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TWU student selected for HACU National Internship Program


Mayra Rivas

DENTON — Texas Woman’s University student Mayra Rivas has been selected for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program.

The HACU National Internship Program is the nation’s largest Hispanic internship program. Accepted students participate in paid internships with federal and corporate offices across the nation.

Ms. Rivas, a senior nutrition major from Dallas, currently is a dietetics intern at the Veterans Administration (VA) Health Care System in Amarillo.

“I am learning so much from the people I work with and the veterans I am able to help serve through my internship,” Ms. Rivas said. “By doing this internship, I am becoming better prepared for my future career and feel my work will open even more doors for me.”

Ms. Rivas is a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the TWU Student Dietetics Association and the Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority. She also serves as a student assistant for the TWU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, working in the chemistry labs. After graduating from TWU in May 2013, Ms. Rivas plans to pursue a combined dietetics internship/master’s degree in nutrition.

HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The HACU National Internship Program places hundreds of students in paid internships annually. Since its inception in 1992, the program has placed more than 9,000 students in internships.

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page updated 10/2/2014 10:59 AM