CNS Resources for Trainees
CNS has an active student/trainee membership and offers many programs and supports designed to help trainees in nutrition develop leadership skills, experience rewarding networking opportunities, become engaged within the nutrition sector, gain exposure to the various pathways of the nutrition profession, and prepare for post-academic success.
CNS trainee initiatives are planned and implemented by students for students under the direction of the Trainee Leadership Committee. Current trainee initiatives include:
Trainee Workshop & Symposium
A Trainees in Nutrition Pre-conference Breakfast and Trainee Symposium will be held at the 2020 CNS Annual Conference. It will focus on networking and developing and strengthening professional skills for those studying in the field of nutrition.
2020 CNS Trainee Travel Awards
2020 marks the CNS 10th Anniversary. To help commemorate this landmark year, the CNS Board of Directors has established a 10th Anniversary Trainee Travel Grant Award to provide funding support for up to 10 trainees to attend #CNS2020Edmonton.
University Student Representative Program
The CNS University Student Representative (USR) program is designed to maximize student engagement in educational, professional development, and networking opportunities within nutrition and related fields. The USR program offers the opportunity for students to develop personal and professional skills in organization, communication, and networking.
Trainee Mentorship Program
The CNS Trainee Mentorship Program provides an organized structure for mentees and mentors to connect and discuss issues related to career paths, graduate school, work-life balance, leadership and other topics of interest. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are matched with mentors based on their career aspirations and personal goals for participation in the program.
Trainee Webinar Series
CNS offers a number of webinars on trainee-specific topics of interest. Watch the CNS webinar line-up and Member Updates for current offerings and details.