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Dietetic Internships

Why EVERYONE Needs to Be Looking for Preceptors

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Preceptors. Preceptors are the backbone of your internship, they are the registered dietitians and other professionals that put the “supervised” in supervised practice hours. Without preceptors there would be no internships! Dietetic internship preceptors are what keep the dietetics profession going. Preceptors freely give their time to allow dietetic interns to shadow them and learn how […]

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Jenny’s Hilarious Deadline Day Story!

My Deadline Day Story… Once upon a time, I submitted my application to DICAS. Just kidding–it was 2008 and DICAS wasn’t invented yet. It was about 3pm on February 15 and I was in the computer lab at University of Illinois Union building printing out nice copies of my personal statements (that I had just […]

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Jenny’s Definitive Explanation of Computer Matching and Ranking

What’s up! Let’s chat about computer matching and ranking. This is a humbling subject for me because for YEARS, I was telling people the wrong information about how it worked. I actually thought it mattered way more, and your chances decreased the lower you ranked a program. NOT TRUE! GASP! While my slight misinterpretation of […]

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27 Skills to Highlight in the Dietetic Internship Application

Here are 27 skills that you should be SHOWING in your application. If you need help selling yourself to dietetic internship selection committees, our coaches have the tools and strategies you need to take your application to the next level.   1) Communication Skills (verbal and written) 2) Honesty/Integrity 3) Interpersonal Skills (relates well to […]

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Do You Have Enough Dietetics Experience?

I want to talk about dietetics experience. The whole point of getting dietetics experience is because internship directors want to know how prepared you are for an internship and a career in dietetics. What better way to prepare for clinical rotations than to actually volunteer or work in a clinical setting, am I right!? While […]

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Improve Your Resume Over the Summer

One of the most challenging aspects of becoming an RD is getting matched to a dietetic internship. With the match rate hovering around 50% each year, the competition is fierce. Internship directors consider more than just your grades when they are looking at your application. And although each internship has their own requirements, students with […]

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6 Things to Know about Being a Distance-based Dietetics Student

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) has approved three online Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD) and even more distance based internships. These online programs are allowing students that need flexibility or are geography-bound to fulfill the requirements to become a registered dietitian. But as you may have guessed, online programs are […]

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The Competition in Becoming A Dietitian

If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen it all. You’ve seen students glancing at one another’s tests as they’re handed back anticipating comparison, you’ve heard professors explain over and over again the importance of being a stand out student and grabbing opportunities, and you’ve read the statistics of the latest match round of the dietetic […]

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10 Match Day Emotions as Expressed by Disney Characters

You wrote your killer personal statements, got all of your letters of recommendations submitted, and finished DICAS. Now the waiting is almost over! We recruited a few of our favorite Disney characters to help capture all of the emotions you feel on this important day….   Waking up on Match Day like…   When people […]

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4 Steps to Become a Registered Dietitian

Although there are only 4 steps in becoming a Registered Dietitian, there are many sub-steps and this process may seem overwhelming at times.  Remember to take time for yourself.  Don’t forget those healthy brain foods, exercising out the stress, and that you decided to take this path because of your love of nutrition and your […]

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