Posts tagged mentor
Bonnie R. Giller, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE

When my practice started growing, I decided to leave the hospital and focus on my practice. At the same time, I took on the role of Director of a Dietetic Internship Program for the largest contract management company in North America. As my private practice grew and I opened a second office, I decided I needed to spend all my time on my business and I left the dietetic internship position. I continue to mentor nutrition students today by offering them opportunities to work in my office and volunteer on many projects that are ongoing.

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Zach Cordell, MS, RDN

In my job, I teach our introductory human nutrition course to students as a general course, nursing pre-req, or science requirement. As part of my job I work on scholarly work (books and podcasts), speaking at conferences, and mentoring students through clubs and other college activities. My job gives me a lot of freedom to work on projects that I find helpful to our profession and the public.

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Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD

Despite thinking I wanted to work in clinical dietetics and majoring in Dietetic at Michigan State Univ., once I was knee-deep in my internship (at the Univ. of Iowa Hospitals) I realized I really wanted to reach more people than I could doing one-on-one consulting. I also realized I liked writing/marketing and the creativity of developing materials, so I went into nutrition communications.

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Orly Wachter, MS, RD

Truth is there are a TON of opportunities for dietitians that range from freelance writing, corporate wellness, academia and food blogging. It took me 9 years to break free from the hospital setting and that’s one of the many reasons I love helping other RDs discover their true passion and build a career they love.

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