June 08, 2012

I'm Done!!

Remember last April when I announced that I got my dietetic internship? I was so excited, nervous, and ready to finish my journey to becoming a registered dietitian.

In September, I began my internship. I left my job at the nursing home as a certified dietary manager, and started working at a hospital food service for 5 weeks.  I also began my master's program at the same time.  Then I worked at other rotations including school nutrition, WIC, long term care, a cancer center, a private practice, and my 15 week clinical rotation.
 My clinical lab coat
I enjoyed it all and learned tons of information. Back in September, June 1 which was the last day of my internship seemed forever away. Everyone told me that it would fly by but I did not believe it. They were more than right. Those 9 months flew by faster than I could have ever imagined.
 Farmers Market that I managed for a day

I am proud and excited to say that I have completed my internship. All of the 40+ hour weeks of working for free, projects, tests, assignments, etc. are all behind me and I am ready for the next part of my career.
School food service healthy Mexican theme meal
All that is left is that I need to study for and pass the Registered Dietitian exam and then finally, after 5 hard years of work, I will be a registered dietitian.  Currently, I am looking for a job in the field of dietetics. I had a really great interview on Wednesday for a long term care position so I am waiting to hear back on that. I don't know what the future holds exactly in terms of my career but I am so excited to find out! I cannot believe how fast everything has come and cannot wait to share with all of you the date when I can call myself a Registered Dietitian!

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  1. Congrats! I'm one year away too and it's almost surreal to think I'm so close.

  2. Congratulations Amanda I knew you could do it. Time fly's by so fast when your busy. Look what you have accomplished so far this past year, and even bought a house ! My goodness you deserve a big hug !

  3. Congratulations Amanda! WOW, I can't believe it's been 9 months already since you started your internship; I remember when you just blogged about it!

    I have no doubt you will do wonderful things with your chosen career path :)

  4. Congratulations, Amanda. Wherever you may be tempted to go for work, stay out of California. It's third-world over here. Good luck.

  5. I just wanted to send a big congrats!!! You have worked so hard, and it's proving to be worth it. Proud of you!

  6. Congratulations! The possibilities are endless! You'll go far, I'm sure!

  7. Congratulations! So excited for you, and I feel like we, your readers, have been on the journey with you! ;) Celebrate in style!!!!


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