Season 1 Episode 6: Non-Traditional and Second Career Students with Dr. Francoise Knox-Kazimierczuk
Second career and Non-Traditional Students enter the field with a unique set of skills and experiences that set them apart from their colleagues. On the other hand, it can be challenging to deal with the rigor of the educational pathway on top of being the first in your family to go to college or having a family of your own, or being a decade older than all the students around you. As a second career or non-traditional student you have a different perspective. To hear more about that perspective we talked with Dr. Francoise Knox-Kazimierczuk. As a second career dietitian as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati she knows all about the winding road of the dietetic pathway. She gave us some great insights on:
Her personal path from athletic trainer to chemist to dietitian to researcher
Her definition of a non-traditional student
The historical structures that systematically put certain individuals at a disadvantage in education
The pros of being a second career or non-traditional student and how to use your experiences to your advantage!
If you want to connect with Dr. Knox or find out more about the University of Cincinnati’s nutrition programs click on the links below!