Student Career Panel

  • 08 Apr 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom



Share Your Passion for Nutrition!

Submit a Video and Participate in the Student Career Panel 

We are pleased to be hosting our 4th Annual Career Panel for students.  The Career Panel aims to introduce high school and college students interested in health and science to the career choice of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician-Registered.  The virtual event will take place April 8, 2021 at 7 PM -8:30 PM via Zoom.  

This year, we were fortunate to receive a grant from NYSAND to include additional RDN and student participation with a goal of encouraging more students of diverse and under-represented backgrounds to consider nutrition and dietetics as a career.  

You are invited to participate in this event by presenting your experience in a short video submission to be shared with students at the virtual event.  

Submitted videos will be edited and made part of a larger video presentation to appear on our website, social media pages, and during the Student Career Panel.  All WRDA members are invited to attend the Student Career Panel at 7 PM-8:30 PM on 4/8/21 via Zoom.  The event will feature the edited video presentation and provide an opportunity to network with other nutrition professionals and students interested in the profession.  Student participants from past events have been highly interested in the networking portion of the program.  


Video Directions

You will have a three-minute window to record your answers to the prompts below, taking a small pause in between each prompt. This should be plenty of time, but you can re-record as many times as you would like. We encourage you to make it your own and have fun!


For an optimal video, record in a quiet space with a lighting source in front of you. Center your face in the middle of the screen. Make sure that your background is clear of clutter and distractions. If you prefer to record on a cell phone or tablet, please ensure your device is in landscape mode, not portrait. While talking, look at the camera.  Having a written script can be helpful. Speak slowly and clearly. Smile throughout the video and show your friendliest face. Try to dress with solid colors to avoid distraction.   Here is a sample video.  


When recording, please answer the following questions:

Hello, I’m [name], and live in [geographic area].

My specialty areas include xxx, xxx and xxx.

I became interested in nutrition because...

Some of the challenges that I face in my profession are....

My favorite thing about being a dietitian is....

Being from XXXX (cultural background) helps me in my profession because...…

I invite you to become a registered dietitian or nutrition and dietetic technician-registered because......


Please send the video by March 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please email


Thank you,

WRDA Student Career Panel Committee

Amy Habeck, President

Jessica Tosto, Community Outreach Chair

Sandra Arevalo, Co-President Elect

Krish Drummond, Co-President Elect

David Lee, Technology Chair

Angela Iovine, Student Liaison

Kristen Nicolai, Student Liaison

Phone: (914) 821-5040
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