Learning about the benefits of health and nutrition does not just stay within the confines of a classroom or a laboratory, as Diploma in Nutrition, Health & Wellness (DNHW) students Lim Pei Ying and Heather Chiam can testify. Both girls spent three months - from September to November - at the University of Curtin, Perth, Australia, working as research assistants with the undergraduates there for their Overseas Internship Attachment (OIA).
"The experience was truly rewarding. As research assistants, we developed our analytical skills and honed our communication skills," they said. The duo also attended the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)'s Symposium, where they managed to widen their perspectives towards a career in nutrition and dietetics.
They also had the opportunity to assist the university students in conducting a nutrition program for local primary school students. This made them appreciate their nutrition knowledge and health promotion skills learnt in SP. "We are tremendously thankful for professors who have guided us during our whole internship and for our lecturers who made this amazing journey with Curtin University possible."
With Pei Ying and Heather graduating soon, we are certainly glad that these experiences and memories made on their OIA have become valuable lessons for them to be taken on their next journey after SP!
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