My internship really added life to the theoretical concepts I learned in class. It reminded me of why I want to work in the healthcare industry.
I've made it my lifelong dream to better peoples' lives through the art of nourishment, which is why I chose the Master's in Dietetics degree at D'Youville. I love being around a group of students who are as passionate about food as I am, and are equally as driven and motivated to make a social change in their community.
In the Dietetics program there are numerous rotations including clinical, food service, community and research. Last summer, I interned at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. This experience really added life to the theoretical concepts I learned in class. It reminded me of why I want to work in the healthcare industry.
I'm Canadian, so learning and experiencing the American healthcare system and how it differs from the Canadian system is exciting. I've also enjoyed the wide array of new restaurants to try and places to explore in Western New York.
I've connected with many students on campus through my work with student clubs. I've met people from all over the world as an officer for the International Student Club (ISC). I've also been able to make a difference in the community through my role as president of the Enactus/SIFE club at D'Youville. This has been, and continues to be, a phenomenal experience as it allows me to thrive in a team of passionate people who hope to change the world for the better. This year, we will be helping to build a vegetable garden at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing home in Clarence. We're also mentoring high school students to help them gain practical skills in business and learn how to start entrepreneurial clubs of their own. We're also helping a local restaurant called Go Veggies by giving it a restaurant make over!
Student (Combined Degree)