After graduating with a degree in Nutrition, many people seek a Dietetic Internship in order to obtain the RDN credential. The RDN credential is important because it recognizes the individual as a nutrition expert.
A low GPA can be very discouraging. But what you do now matters too. Don't let your past haunt you. That's why we are here to tell you that if you really want to become a Registered Dietitian, YOU CAN DO IT!
When I say we had a low GPA- we REALLY had a low GPA. To be brutally honest, this was our GPA breakdown:
Cumulative: Mine: 3.07 Toby: 2.99
DPD Overall: Mine: 2.86 Toby: 2.80
DPD Professional: Mine: 3.16 Toby: 3.17
DPD Science: Mine: 2.51 Toby: 2.40
1. We didn't have any volunteer experience in food/nutrition/healthcare.
2. Toby had previous working experience at a fast food restaurant. I had no working experience in food/healthcare.
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We both only applied once.
-I got into my second choice- a distance DI.
-Toby got into his first choice, a program with a stipend and only 4 available spots.
Me: My dietetic internship director said that grades aren’t everything. She mentioned that I was a strong candidate and she liked seeing that I took steps #1 and #2 as outlined in the article, “Improve Your Odds”.
Toby: His faculty advisor said he was still a strong candidate, despite his low gpa. His DI Director also said he was a strong candidate because he took steps #2 and #3 as outlined in the article, “Improve Odds”, he had a strong personal statement, had ”glowing” letters of recommendations, and passed his interview with flying colors.
Bottom line: You can still be a strong and competitive candidate with a low gpa. We urge you to purchase our membership to access our articles to improve your chances of getting into a DI and excel as an intern!
"My confidence level definitely increased after purchasing the Nutrition Edumacation Membership. Leia and Toby always responded quickly and were able to provide genuine guidance and helpful advice. Purchasing this membership has by far been the best decision I have made which helped initiate my dietetics career so far. Their support throughout my entire DICAS process has been super helpful. This membership is affordable and they offer real life advice, tips and opinions. Leia and Toby helped me perfect my personal statement and helped increase my confidence immensely after their revisions and suggestions. Overall, this was a great experience for me and I thank them for all of their help. I wouldn't be where I am today without their full support and encouragement. If you're feeling lost or confused in any way during this complicated and stressful process, I recommend purchasing the Nutrition Edumacation Membership, as their guidance and resources greatly helped me through this journey. I highly recommend their services!"
"I bought a membership to Nutrition Edumacation after being denied twice in the internship matching process. Being denied twice was tough for me. I felt defeated but also motivated to improve my competitiveness in the matching process.
I wanted some support and direction without breaking the bank. I decided to apply to distance internships for my next round. I was impressed with the amount of helpful articles. There was several articles on how to approach distance internships from finding rotation sites to how to talk to preceptors. It helped me gain direction in the application process. I felt more confident in my application. I applied to a couple distance internships and a couple coordinated graduate programs.
At the beginning of this year, I was matched to coordinated graduate program. Although it was not a distance program, Nutrition Edumacation aided me in the writing of my personal statement and resume. They had helpful articles and even offered to read over my personal statement via email.
I am excited to start my program at the beginning of August. My application would not have been as strong if I did not have Nutrition Edumacation’s articles and email support."
"Toby and Leia are phenomenal mentors and very professional. Their guidance and suggestions are very straightforward and provide you options to choose the best applicable option to one’s needs. They helped me narrow down my DI choices, helped me navigate to write a PERFECT personal statement, uplifted my confidence I needed to show in my personal statement. Their online articles are very helpful in terms of what to expect and prepare you at its best to successfully complete a DICAS application, interviews, and DI. I just love that you can ask them any question via email and get a response in a timely manner. I can go on and on about both Toby and Leia and highly recommend their services."
"I felt more positive and hopeful after I found your website, I was scared I wouldn't get matched because I didn't have a high science gpa or a ton of clinical experience. After finding your website I realized that I had to be more strategic. In general, my confidence level increased.
A lot of your articles were beneficial some are; finding preceptors, personal statements, how to craft emails, studying for interviews, beating the odds to name a few.
My confidence level after the revisions was high, you really asked questions to make sure I highlighted the right experiences, that it was concise, straight to the point.
You reply to emails pretty quickly, your explanations are very detailed, you guys make your members very comfortable to approach you. You really make people feel like they are not alone in the process. I recommend Nutrition Edumacation 110%. I got matched and I can't wait to start my internship!"
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