Application Essay for Dietetics Internship Program

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The most significant experience I have had in my life was coming to the United States without speaking much English, going to school, and earning the Bachelor’s degree.
Living in a foreign country and going to school was very challenging, especially when I was a self-supporting student working and attending classes at the same time.
I achieved it by my motivation, discipline, and flexibility, as well as the emotional supports from family and friends.
Throughout the experience of living in the U.S., I have learned important aspect of life, extended understanding and respect toward other cultures, and matured greatly as a person, which I could never be accomplished if I stayed in Japan.
I also met great friends and mentor whom
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My job responsibilities at the office include determining eligibility of clients, assessing nutritional health risks, and presenting nutrition education activities and materials to the clients. Although initial nutrition education for high-risk clients is usually the responsibility of an RD, I am currently very involved in health education for a diversity of clients who need to be educated and served. I also support and am actively involved as a volunteer in various healthcare events to promote health and wellness for people in the local community.

My short-term goals are to enhance my knowledge of medical nutrition therapy, to gain experience in all aspects of the dietetic field especially in clinical nutrition setting, and to become an RD and Certified Diabetes Educator. My long-term career goals are to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health, to engage and serve in community nutrition, and to promote wellness and preventive health care for socio-economically and culturally fragile populations. Eventually, I am interested in going into private practice to provide proper individualized education and science-base information after I have obtained sufficient outpatient experience. Nowadays, the U.S. population is becoming increasingly diverse in ethnicities and cultural backgrounds more rapidly than ever before. Therefore, I believe that providing patient-centered