Julio Flores, MBA/RD '16

Associate Brand Manager, Natural Delights
MBA/RD '16

Goals coming into the MBA/RD program:
I had always been passionate about nutrition, health care, and business. My career goal was to use my passions for the greater good of society - be it in marketing or public relations for a health care organization or consumer goods company, or leading clinical dietetic services in a medical center setting.

My experience at Dominican and in the MBA/RD program:
When researching pathways to become a registered dietician (RD), I found Dominican to be the nation's only program combining a dietetic internship with the MBA degree. Dominican's location in metropolitan Chicago is a tremendous asset to its MBA/RD program, providing a variety of companies, agencies, and organizations as internship sites.

Another benefit is the diversity found among the clients we serve in our internships, as well as among my classmates, who come to this program from across the U.S. These experiences are sharpening my cultural competence and preparing me for a successful career. Choosing Dominican and the MBA/RD program of the Brennan School was a great decision.

Today:
Dominican University's MBA/RD program provided me with a unique lens as an RD. It challenged me to critically analyze current business issues within the world of nutrition. Not only did my professors do an excellent job teaching; but my classmates' diverse backgrounds brought a lot of experiential learning to the classroom. I am confident that this program helped me attain my current professional role.