Dietetic Career Spotlight on Kristine Berube, Nutrition Marketing and Communications
By SARAH KOSZYK, MA RDN on NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Meet Kristine Berube RD, LDN, who has combined both clinical and private practice to find her perfect career balance. Read on to learn more about the importance of nutrition marketing and communications and how it can enhance your career. – Sarah
Your Job Title?
Clinical Dietitian, Nutrition marketing and communications dietitian, and nutrition consultant
Company you are with now?
Heywood Hospital and Axxya Systems NutritionistPro
– Twitter: @KberubeRD
– Instagram: Carrotsandcupcakesnutrition
– Pinterest: kristineBerube
Describe a typical (or not so typical) day-in-the-work-life for you?
I don’t have a typical day! I split up my week between three consistent jobs – one day I might be seeing patients in the hospital and the next setting up social media posts and marketing materials and the next doing food photography!
How did you get your current job in dietetics?
Two of my current jobs I got through a connection (and friend) I have in the dietetic field. This acquaintance I had started by me reaching out to her and asking her advice! Since that time she has helped me in more ways that imaginable and put me in contact with people I otherwise probably wouldn’t have met! My clinical dietitian job I got after completing my clinical internship. I interned at the same facility and was able to make great connections and they were able to expand the department and develop a position for me!
What skills were you born with and what skills have you learned along the way?
A skill I was born with is drive and motivation. I have always set goals for myself and took the steps needed to achieve them. A skill that I have learned along the way has been to go for what you want! Don’t be shy – step out of your comfort zone. We all have those thoughts in the back of our heads of “I would love to do that but..” Take away the doubt and go for it and realize you don’t have to go for it alone! Connect with those you admire in the field – you never know what it could lead to!
What advice do you have for others wanting to be just as successful and fulfilled as you?
Not to be a broken record – but again to just go for it! Whatever it may be. If it’s asking a blogger you admire how they got started or if its emailing a company you would love to work for. Everything you try will be a valuable experience. Also to be okay with not being perfect – I still struggle with this but it’s important to realize that you aren’t going to be perfect at everything the first time and that’s okay! You can continue to learn, improve, and grow from these imperfections.
If you could be paid for your job with something other than a paycheck, what
would it be?
Travel! I love experiencing new cultures, landscapes, and food. To be able to travel endlessly would be a dream come true!