When applying for DICAS, you hear countless times the importance of having leadership experience on that resume. Why is that? Find out here!
🍃As an RD2BE, you hear loads of different people and resources emphasizing the importance of pursuing leadership positions as a student.
🍃Whether it's with your university's Student Dietetic Association (SDA), jobs, or other extracurriculars, learning the skills accompanied by being a leader is incredibly beneficial as a dietetic student.
🍃Even if you do not intend to start your own private practice, manage a hospital, or direct giant nutrition corporations, the fundamental skills of being a leader are transferable to any role in the dietetics profession.
🍃Leadership skills as an RD2BE and RD allow you to:
✔️Promote nutrition education effectively
✔️Build your brand
✔️Communicate to clients and coworkers
✔️Set goals and aspirations
🍃The list goes on! And don't feel like you have to pursue a leadership position just to check that box on your resume and DICAS application.
❗️Join extracurriculars and fulfill roles that bring you joy and fulfillment❗️It's okay to start small! You miss 100% of the shots you don't take and it applies perfectly to getting involved as an RD2BE.
🍃A few examples of where you can find leadership roles could be:
💡Executive Board of SDA** or any university club
💡Meals on Wheels
💡Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Liaison
💡Foodservice (restaurants, dining hall)
💡Student Recreation Centers
**If you are currently in an Executive position for your SDA, visit rd2be.com/leadership to find out how you can enhance your experience
🍃And again, the list goes on! This summer, what ways are you planning to get involved for the upcoming year❓
🎧p.s. listen to our podcast (The RD2BE Podcast) to learn about how successful dietitians sought out leadership roles as students🎧