Student Corner

Welcome, fellow RD’s-to-be, to our new MI Academy page!

We have created this space for students to connect with one another and dive deeper into all our profession has to offer. Check back here often for updated information. Some features of this page will include:

  • Articles, tips and tools about writing resumes, applying for internships and jobs, the importance of licensure, how to negotiate salary and benefits, and much more!
  • Learn about exciting new areas of practice in our profession
  • Interviews with MI Academy board members
  • Volunteer events in your area
  • Gatherings at local and national dietetic conferences
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • And more!

Student Corner Features

Mark Your Calendar!

Check back soon for updates to our calendar

There are many resources available to assist students in passing the examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Dietetic Technician, Registered. Listed here are a few resources. This is not an extensive list and the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics does not endorse any specific preparatory resource.

Students are always looking for opportunities to showcase their talents and learn more about the variety that the nutrition and dietetics field has to offer. You’re in luck, because many dietitians have projects and programs that they need student volunteers to help them with!

If you are a dietitian or nutrition professional looking for assistance on a project or program you’re working on, or if you’d like to mentor a student, you can have your contact information posted here.

Students, check back often for vounteer opportunities in your area.

Get to know your MI Academy Student Board Members!

Suzy Gadd

Suzy is in her final year in the Michigan State dietetics program. Upon graduation, she plans to continue her research abroad, and then attend a combined dietetics master and internship program. She is very interested in clinical dietetics, particularly working with eating disorders. In her free time, Suzy enjoys running, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Michelle Buggs

Michelle is in her first year of the master’s program in dietetics at Eastern Michigan University. She has a strong passion for diabetes nutrition and education and plans to acquire her CDCES after becoming a registered dietitian. Michelle loves to golf, travel, and complete puzzles in her free time. She is an avid Peloton strength training and indoor cycling participant and she is passionate about giving back to her community. All of the above contribute to her value of self-care, love, and acceptance.