Week 4 NDC - Ingrid Skoog
Ingrid Skoog, RD and professor here at Oregon State came and spoke about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetic Internships, scholarships and more. If you are not a part of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it’s highly recommended for networking opportunities and resume building. Through the Academy, you can apply for scholarships and also join a DPG (Dietetic Practice Group). DPGs allow you to find dietitians and more information in your field of interest in Nutrition.
Ingrid also game some helpful insight on Dietetic Internships. When going through an internship, you will cover many areas of focus (community, clinical, etc.), no matter what internship you are accepted to. A DI gives you exposure to the nutrition profession as a whole and you cover various types of competencies. You are not expected to know exactly what you want to do in the field of nutrition before applying to a DI!
You can sign up to be a member of the Academy at http://www.eatright.org/.