mentorship + preceptorship


Are you an undergraduate nutrition student wondering what professional opportunities are available to you once you graduate? Or are you a graduate student trying to figure out how to begin your graduate research or your master’s thesis? Maybe you’re a dietetics student beginning the process of applying for dietetic internship programs?

Wherever you are in your journey, having a mentor can be extremely valuable in providing you with guidance and direction on how to reach your goals. Navigating the journey to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) can be quite challenging and it can be easy to lose focus along the way. Mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success during your education and beyond.


Professional Research + Graduate Writing
Choosing a topic
Developing a thesis statement
Editing for content + grammar
Applying to Dietetic Internship (DI) Programs
Navigating the application process
Perfecting your resume + LinkedIn profile
Choosing the right DI program
The Business of Being a Dietitian
Opening a private practice
Marketing + social media
Billing + insurance
Interested in mentoring through Carter Hall Lifestyle? Schedule a 15-minute mentor call, to find out how we can help you on your journey to becoming a registered dietitian.


Are you a dietetics student in the process of applying for placement via DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services)? After getting matched on DICAS, some of the Dietetic Internship (DI) programs may require you to find your internship sites before applying. Carter Hall Lifestyle does accept dietetic interns and can provide you supervised practice in these rotations: community nutrition, outpatient counseling (medical nutrition therapy)*, elective/wellness (private practice).


Stephanie holds a masters degree in Nutritional Science from California State University, Los Angeles and is a credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. In 2017, she launched Carter Hall Lifestyle as an online destination designed to support individuals in making positive behavior changes in nutrition, fitness and wellness using current evidence based guidelines. Her private practice provides both virtual and physical counseling.

Stephanie is currently seeking interns looking who are interested in learning about the business of being a dietitian and gaining experience in opening and running a private practice.

Students will gain experience in:
– Website + social media content strategy
– Advertising + marketing (Facebook ads, public events, webinars, etc.)
– Branding (trademarks, LLC, website creation, etc.)
– Developing and writing recipes
– Food styling and photography (incl. lighting and editing using Adobe Creative Suites)
– Outpatient counseling (performance/ sports nutrition, metabolic health, digestive health, weight
management, heart health education, diabetes education)
– Community nutrition (nutrition care process for groups and individuals; development of
educational materials)

*Please note, while Carter Hall Lifestyle can provide you with adequate experience in outpatient counseling, it would not be the best site for your clinical rotation. With that being said, Carter Hall Lifestyle is willing to discuss possible placement if you are finding difficulty securing a clinical site.

If you are interested in obtaining supervised practice hours with Carter Hall Lifestyle, please email us with the competencies that need to be fulfilled, your current resume + LinkedIn profile, and any projects that showcase your work.


Passing the registration exam for dietitians is a necessary requirement to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). It is a cumulation of everything you learned in your graduate studies and supervised practice internship rotations. To say the exam is not easy to pass would be an understatement – it requires critical thinking and an in-depth knowledge in several areas.

Knowing how to start studying for the exam can be quite challenging. While the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) provides a comprehensive study outline for the exam, there is little direction as to how to study for the RD exam.

Carter Hall Lifestyle can provide you with direction and advice as you begin to sift through the various study resources available to dietetic students preparing for the RD exam. If it’s out there, we’ve seen it (or used it) – not to mention, we have taken the exam ourselves. Let our qualified dietitians help you decide which study materials will be the best at supporting your current knowledge base.

It will be important to develop a study calendar to allocate specific hours with corresponding content from the exam. We can help you develop a solid study calendar, addressing your current work schedule and self-care time, to help keep your studies on track. We recommended three to four months of studying before taking the exam.


Weekly accountability sessions to help you stay on track of your progress through your study timeline as the exam approaches. A mentor call must be scheduled before booking this session. 

Sessions can include:
– Advice on staying on track with your study timeline
– Assessment of critical thinking skills to ascertain readiness for the RD exam
– Access to private slack channel for peer support

*These sessions do not serve as instructional sessions.

As you begin to delve into the examination domains and topics, you may find that you need support in refreshing your knowledge of the various topics. From math word problems to subjective questions, we’ve got your back! Let our dietitians help you master the high level concepts in each domain through one on one tutoring.


One on one tutoring is available to help you conquer troublesome concepts and calculations. A mentor call must be scheduled before booking this session.

Sessions can include:
– Advanced instruction in all exam domains
– Sample case studies + calculations
– Access to private slack channel for peer support

*Group sessions are available for groups up to 6 people. Please contact us for pricing.


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