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!

Peggy Kartz

Hi, my name is Peggy and I am currently enrolled in Wayne State University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics, starting my clinical internship in the Fall. I received my bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from Grand Valley State University and my master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Wayne State University. My areas of interest include gastroenterology, gut health, agriculture, and sustainable food systems. During my free time, I love traveling, photography, cooking, and spending lots of time with my fur babies.

Jaelin Lockwood

Hello, my name is Jaelin Lockwood and I am currently a junior in the Nutrition and Dietetic program at Central Michigan University. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I plan to pursue a dietetic internship in 2023 and specialize in sports dietetics. I would love to work in a gym setting and help coach athletes regarding nutrition. My hobbies include traveling, cooking, working out and spending time with friends and family.