Symposium Session: ABCs for Successful Dietetics Careers in Agriculture, Business, and Communications
This is not a webinar or course for purchase - this is a module for credit claiming for our 2021 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our Symposium; however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.
Career opportunities for dietetics professionals have expanded exponentially in the last decade. No longer do interns or early career RDNs need to follow advice from “out-of-touch” academics, preceptors, and mentors who tout job opportunities only in clinical or public health settings. There’s so much more!
In this session, Carol Sloan, RDN, FAND, will provide an overview of the latest career opportunities within dietetics, sharing case studies of successful professionals who, when carving out their career paths, looked forward and outside traditional jobs. Tips on integrity, professionalism, credibility, and networking will be shared.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify the changing roles and emerging job possibilities in the dietetics field.
- Recognize and detail the skill and attributes an aspiring dietitian needs to be successful.
- Extrapolate data from the case studies discussed and implement these approached with confidence in your own daily practice.
Carol Sloan, RDN, FAND, is a registered dietitian and nutritionist and consultant with expertise in food and nutrition communications and food service management. She is the health research director for the California Walnut Commission, a member of the Bayer Crop Science Leaders Engaged in Advancing Dialogue Initiative, and a nutrition consultant to several healthcare facilities in Southern California. She is currently the editor of the Nutrition Education for the Public dietary practice group newsletter and she writes a nutrition column for School News Roll Call.
Carol’s awards include the Excellence in Private Practice, Business & Communications Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She serves as a preceptor to the Individualized Supervised-Practice Pathway Program at California State University, San Bernardino, and the master’s Dietetic Internship at California State University, Long Beach. Carol is also a member of the Dean’s Council for the Department of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona.
The presenter reports the following relevant disclosures: Consultant: California Walnut Commission, Bayer Crop Science, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.00 CDR