Student Opportunities

Take your FNCE® experience to the next level by attending a variety of sessions and activities designed just for you by the Committee for Lifelong Learning.

Student Host Program

Approximately 150 student members have the opportunity to participate at FNCE® as student hosts. The Student Host Program application for FNCE 2019 is now available.

Student Internship/Supervised Practice Fair

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marriott Hotel – Headquarters Hotel Room: Franklin Hall

Obtaining an internship or supervised practice position in this competitive landscape can be difficult these days. The student internship/supervised practice fair is designed to help students meet and network with Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Program, ISPP and Future Education Model program directors from all over the United States. Over 100 programs will have faculty and/or interns available to discuss their program and admission criteria and to distribute program handouts or brochures. Come prepared with your questions and bring your resume and/or business cards to leave with the program (s) of your choice. Students do not need to register for FNCE® to attend this event.

Presented by Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors

Student Lounge

Location: Hall E Foyer, 200 Level

Network, play games, recharge your phone or just hang out- the Student Lounge is your spot to kick back and relax.

Free Resume Review!

Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm

Date: Monday, October 28th
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

*First come first serve basis

Staff will visit the Lounge throughout the conference to see if you have any questions or to help you map out your day.

Center for Career Opportunities

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Level 2, Lobby Outside Hall C

Share your résumé, skills and goals one-on-one with potential employers! This is a rare opportunity for students to meet with employers from across the country, as well as educational institutions providing information on graduate programs and offering guidance on how to get noticed in the field.

Policy Matters: Opportunities for Student Engagement

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 123

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Policy Initiatives and Advocacy department is proud to offer a variety of internship opportunities for students at all education levels. In addition to the Academy’s Policy Initiatives and Advocacy team highlighting the internship opportunities available for students in the Washington, D.C. office, past interns will share their experiences.

To learn more about the health and policy internship opportunities available, RSVP today for the session: Policy Matters: Opportunities for Student Engagement. For any questions, contact Liz Campbell, senior director of Legislative and Government Affairs.

FNCE Sessions of Interest to Dietetic Student Population

  1. Member Showcase: Wolfpack: Leading to Win

Keynote speaker, Abby Wambach from USA women’s soccer team with huge following on social media platforms; dietetic students are greatly influenced by celebrities or “big name” people with a major social media presence

  1. Yours, Mine and Ours: A Conversation about Body Image

Topic is so relevant for dietetics students on a personal and professional level; speaker, Marci Evans has a major following on social media, which will influence dietetic students to attend session

  1. Career Essential Create and Build Your Personal Brand

So important for the soon-to-be dietitian looking to build their own brand

  1. Overcoming Adversity: Forging your Own Path in Dietetics

Great introduction to entrepreneurship for dietetic students looking for guidance on building a business; business courses are currently lacking in dietetic education so this would be a great new source of information for students—and all who attend!

  1. CBD is Everywhere! Navigating the MNT and its Role in the Marketplace

Hot topic in 2019; standing out from other RDNs by incorporating CBD education into practice; being able to have a conversation with clients or patients about CBD and its proposed medicinal benefits

  1. Beyond BRAT: Tailored Diet Interventions for Chronic Diarrhea

Gut health is a hot topic and speaker, Tamara Duker Freuman, has gained much popularity for her new book, The Bloated Belly Whisperer

  1. Pathways to a Doctorate: Turning Dreams into Reality

Great topic for students who are considering a doctoral program

  1. Intuitive Eating: What Every Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Needs to Know

The intuitive eating approach is not covered in dietetic education and has become such a prevalent approach to helping individuals and communities build and maintain a healthy relationship with food

  1. Rx Diet: Why Gastrointestinal Doctors Recommend Low FODMAPs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Low FODMAP diet is a trending topic and complicated therapeutic diet that has not made its way into the curriculum for nutrition programs; this presents an opportunity for dietetic students to learn more about this popular therapeutic diet


  1. The Registration Examination Experience


  1. Same Study, Different Headlines: Combating Confusion in Nutrition News Coverage

False nutrition information is everywhere and it is difficult to combat with so many non-credentialed social media influencers; it is important to learn how to combat this confusion and show our worth as future dietitians


  1. The Critical Role of Research in Master’s and Dietetic Internship Programs

Relevant to dietetic interns and students


  1. Move Over, Millennials: What Generation Z Expects from Dietetics Education

Specific to dietetic students, who are primarily millennials, looking to educate the next generation


  1. Nutrition Informatics: Pathways to Success and Applications to Practice

Growing career interest in informatics and data analysis; caters to dietetic students who are seeking a non-traditional career path

Poster Sessions: Attend the poster sessions for an opportunity to discuss cutting-edge research with knowledgeable and inspiring professionals who are just as passionate about nutrition as you! Authors will be available for their posters from 11:45 am- 11:15 pm on Sunday and Monday and 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.