ASPIRE is a mentorship program for nutrition students, new graduates, dietetic interns and new Registered Dietitians.

As nutrition students and professionals, we work hard as we walk along the path to becoming a Registered Dietitian. We had to learn biology, psychology, organic chemistry and statistics in addition to years of nutrition courses. We know the WHAT. But what about the HOW?

It can be frustrating to dedicate so much time and effort to getting accepted into a dietetics program, only to realize that the journey to your dream career has just begun. Then comes the worry of landing a dietetic internship and a year later, getting your first RD job. And maybe you aren’t even sure what kind of dietitian you want to be! Food service, community, public health, clinical, private practice… the endless options can make the process even more overwhelming.

We’ve been there too.

The competition, the stress, the constant “on mode”. The anxiety over if we will successfully obtain a dietetic internship and after that, pass the credentialing exam. And then what seems like the never-ending job searches, applications and interviews to land our first job.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

You don’t have to be exhausted and burnt out as you enter into your career. You CAN have a community of like-minded professionals to network with and gain support from.

The Aspire Mentorship Program for Nutrition Students and Professionals is for you if you are: 

  • Overwhelmed by trying to decide the direction of your future career,
  • Feeling anxious about competition amongst your peers and colleagues,
  • Starting to burn out, even though you are just entering the field of nutrition and dietetics, or;
  • Looking to build a network of fellow nutrition professionals.

Aimee Tyler-Smith and Jillian Walsh are two Canadian Registered Dietitians who have successfully carved out their place in the dietetics realm and are both working in their dream careers. They’ve done the work to find their true passions and have learned to effectively set boundaries in order to protect their time and prevent burnout.

And now they want to help you do the same. Aimee and Jillian strive to help you build community over competition and find your way as you walk along the path towards your dream career. Jillian has also been a dietetic preceptor for many years and has been an interviewer for various dietetic internship programs and Registered Dietitian positions.

The Aspire Mentorship Program for Nutrition Students and Professionals helps members:

  • Create momentum for personal and career aspirations
  • Align your short-term and long-term goals and solidify your future direction
  • Foster community over competition with peers and colleagues
  • Develop a network within the field of nutrition and dietetics
  • Build connections with like-minded professionals
  • Gain self-confidence in your identity as a dietetics professional
INTERESTED? HERE’S HOW TO GET STARTED!
  1. Decide what you are able to invest right now with your time and money
  2. Purchase your ticket to the ASPIRE Alliance below or apply for the ASPIRE Mastermind
  3. Join Aimee and Jillian on Google Meet as they guide you through the obstacles between you and your dream career
  4. Take what you have learned and carve out your own place in the field of nutrition and dietetics
A mentorship program for nutrition students - The ASPIRE Alliance. Image shows a laptop computer with a large group call on the screen. A mug sits in the foreground.

The ASPIRE Alliance

Commitment: 60 minutes weekly over 6 weeks

What you get:

  • Access to the entire ASPIRE group network via a private Facebook group
  • A downloadable ASPIRE workbook to complete along your journey and help to foster personal and professional growth
  • 6 large group sessions via Google Meet facilitated by Aimee and Jillian alongside like-minded nutrition students and professionals

A mentorship program for nutrition students - The ASPIRE Mastermind. Image shows a laptop computer sitting in from of a white individual holding a pen and writing in a notebook.

The ASPIRE Mastermind: Landing Your Dream Internship & First Job

Commitment: 90 minutes biweekly over 16 weeks

What you learn:

  • How to build confidence in your past experiences and OWN what you have to offer
  • Strategies to help you navigate where to focus your applications and give you the best chance for success
  • Create a solid application package, including:
    • cover letter
    • resume
    • references
  • How to ace traditional, situational and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) interviews
  • Lay down the stepping stones to your dream career

What you get:

  • Access to the entire ASPIRE group network via a private Facebook group
  • A downloadable ASPIRE workbook to complete along your journey and help to foster personal and professional growth
  • A 60 minute 1:1 call with Aimee or Jillian to discuss your personal and career aspirations
  • 8 small group sessions via Google Meet facilitated by Aimee and Jillian alongside 3-4 like-minded nutrition professionals
  • Ongoing support and guidance via Google Hangouts group chat throughout the duration of the program
  • Hands-on individualized recommendations from Aimee and Jillian to help you meet your career goals

The ASPIRE Mastermind:
Building Your Private Practice

Commitment: 90 minutes biweekly over 16 weeks

What you learn:

  • Establishing your niche and carving out your space in the market
  • Clarifying your ideal client and love who you work with
  • Building referral streams to fill your caseload without constant marketing
  • Structuring your schedule so you can maximize your time and lean out your work days
  • Setting up your audience and leveraging your email list to call your potential clients to action
  • Designing marketing materials to draw in potential clients and share what you have to offer
  • Formulating lead generators that WORK and draw potential clients into your sales funnels
  • Pricing your services competitively within your market which values your time and expertise
  • Managing your accounting as a sole proprietor or small business owner
  • Writing all necessary contracts to protect you and your business
  • Creating a PROFITABLE private practice you love

What you get:

  • Access to the entire ASPIRE group network via a private Facebook group
  • A downloadable ASPIRE workbook to complete along your journey and help to foster personal and professional growth
  • A 60 minute 1:1 call with Aimee or Jillian to discuss your personal and career aspirations
  • 8 small group sessions via Google Meet facilitated by Aimee and Jillian alongside 3-4 like-minded nutrition professionals, including a session with a contract lawyer and a session with a small business accountant
  • Ongoing support and guidance via Google Hangouts group chat throughout the duration of the program
  • Hands-on individualized recommendations from Aimee and Jillian to help you meet your career goals

Can’t make the Summer session or not ready to commit? Add your name to the waitlist to be notified of our upcoming dates!


Questions? Feel free to email us anytime at aspirementorshipprogram@gmail.com.


Are you a nutrition student, new graduate, dietetic intern or new Registered Dietitian? KEEP READING!

The ASPIRE Masterminds

The Aspire Mentorship Program for Nutrition Students and Professionals is for you if you are: 

Aimee Tyler-Smith and Jillian Walsh are two Canadian Registered Dietitians who have successfully carved out their place in the dietetics realm and are both working in their dream careers. They’ve done the work to find their true passions and have learned to effectively set boundaries in order to protect their time and prevent burnout. And now they want to help you do the same. They will help you:

DEADLINE TO APPLY: AUGUST 14, 2020 AT 11:59 PM EST