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Feb
11
2016

You did not get a dietetic internship. Now what? [Part 2]

Five questions to ask yourself to improve your chance of getting offered an internship next year.


HanaHS1.JPGHana Klimczak is a Master of Health Studies candidate and a registered dietitian in Ontario. She has written articles for Canadian Family Magazine, been interviewed and quoted by the Huffington Post, Elevate Magazine, and Toronto Star, and has appeared on CTV news. Hana was not offered an internship on her first try and believes that her career benefited from it! You can reach her at nutritioncheck@live.ca, on Twitter at @nutrition_check, or visit her website at nutritioncheck.ca.   

Applying for a dietetic internship is a nerve-racking process. The competition is fierce and there aren’t enough spots for everyone. If you’re like most students, this time of year makes you nervous and anxious as you wait for the results of your internship applications. You can’t help but think: “What if I don’t get accepted?” I was no different. continue reading       
Feb
04
2016

You did not get a dietetic internship. Now what? [Part 1]

A dietitian who didn't get an internship on her first try shares what she learned from the experience. 


KWHS1.jpgKaty Wilson, BASc, RD completed her bachelor’s degree at Ryerson University and dietetic internship in northern Canada with a focus on Aboriginal populations. Since 2013, she has been working as a clinical dietitian within the Greater Toronto Area in a variety of inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Katy loves her career and feels privileged to be able to help clients improve their health through food and nutrition. Contact Katy by email at katywilson_001@hotmail.com

February often brings back memories of that pit in my stomach knowing that my internship applications were being read by internship committees across the country. I was incredibly anxious as I waited for the mid-march notification. Then, my biggest fear came true: I did not get an internship. continue reading
 
Nov
05
2015

How to pick the perfect internship program in 3 easy steps

A dietitian who has never failed at helping his mentees get internships shares his valuable insight.


BS-HS1.jpgBen Sit is a Toronto based sports dietitian, personal trainer, and the owner, founder and, president of Evolved Sport and Nutrition. He spends his time mentoring nutrition students and educating athletes about the importance of sports nutrition. Ben is also an athlete. When he’s not training for his next race or lifting weights, he’s busy cooking up a storm and developing recipes for athletes. He continues to travel the world, studying different cultures, cuisines, and cooking styles in order to best serve his clients. You can reach Ben at Ben.Sit.RD@gmail.com, on Twitter at @Evolved_SN, Instagram at @Evolved_SN, and through his website.

It is internship application time: rumours are flying around rapidly, applicants are becoming increasingly competitive, and stress levels reach an all-new high. Each year, more and more applicants are applying for internships to achieve their dreams of becoming registered dietitians, and each year the applicants get stronger and stronger.
 
How do I know this? I have been mentoring and coaching nutrition students to help them get into their chosen internship programs, with a 100% success rate, ever since I became a dietitian five years ago. continue reading
 
Oct
01
2015

An intern learns about type 1 diabetes – bootcamp style [Camp Huronda part 2]

A soon to be RD shares her unforgettable experience interning at a camp for children with type 1 diabetes.


AM-Headshot1.jpgAustina Mui is a graduate student in the Master of Health Science program (Nutrition Communication) at Ryerson University. She values helping others achieve healthier lifestyles through her professional and volunteering experiences. Austina also has a passion for working with children and adolescents. After completing an internship placement at Camp Huronda this past summer, Austina plans to pursue a career in chronic disease management and health promotion with the pediatric population. You can connect with her through LinkedIn or at austina.mui@ryerson.ca.

I never would have imagined an internship placement in Huntsville, Ontario – sleeping in a cabin, overlooking Lake Waseosa, being surrounded by nature’s best, spending time with young campers, and exploring the great outdoors. But, here I was doing just that at Camp Huronda!
 
As I arrived on the campgrounds and stepped out of my car, I was surrounded by wilderness. I could see Lake Waseosa in the distance, hear animals calling from afar, and smell the freshness of the air around me. Everything seemed so foreign to me, but I was ready to embark on this new learning adventure. continue reading
 
Jun
18
2014

Journey of an Aspiring Dietitian: 5 Tips for Future Graduates

Kaitlyn Bresee is a recent graduate from the Applied Human Nutrition program at the University of Guelph. She currently works at Country Roads Community Health Centre as a Youth Activity Worker, and will be heading back to Guelph in the fall to start the Master of Applied Nutrition program to become a Registered Dietitian. Contact her at Bresees@uoguelph.ca to learn more about her journey.

As a recent graduate from the Applied Human Nutrition undergraduate program at the University of Guelph and future student in Guelph’s Masters of Applied Nutrition (MAN) program, I have learned a few things about making it in this competitive field of study.  I am one of many students who spent the last four years competing for a spot in a dietetic internship or masters/practicum program. Through this post I hope to share a little about my on-going journey towards becoming an RD, and to offer up some tips for future internship and masters/practicum applicants. continue reading
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