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!

Emily Holysz

Hi, I’m Emily and I’m currently a senior in the Nutrition and Dietetics program at Western Michigan University. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree in April 2021, my goals include pursuing a dietetic internship as well as further education in the field of nutritional immunology. I would love to work in the field of pediatric dietetics and with individuals with food allergies. My hobbies include cooking, crossword puzzles, collecting vinyl records, and spending time with friends and family.

Elizabeth Zaebst

Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I am a Master of Public Health student at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, where I study Nutritional Sciences, with a Concentration in Dietetics. I am also completing a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems. My future career goal is to work in Clinical Pediatric Dietetics. In my spare time I love reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with my husband and two fur kids.