Did you always aspire to be in the job position you currently hold?
I always wanted to be a dietitian and completed a bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics the year after I graduated. I always knew I wanted to work in nutrition, but had no idea I would be running my own business, complete with a set of staff under me and some truly fantastic, world-renowned clients
What have you done since leaving CTHS?
Since leaving, I have worked in a range of companies across FMCG and the Food Industry. I then founded Rachel Scoular Nutrition in 2018. I run a popular food-focused instagram account, which is an integral component of my business, where I have an engaged following of over 31,500+ followers. (www.instagram.com/healthyhappyhabits)
Describe your average work day....
Rachel Scoular Nutrition consults to a range of leading food companies and brands, including Marley Spoon, Dinnerly, Dairy Australia, Virgin Active, San Remo Pasta, so I spend most of my time on overseeing whatever nutrition projects are currently running. I also run corporate nutrition workshops and cooking classes for a range of companies promoting health in the workplace. Being a notable 'influencer' in the health and food space I am also lucky enough to be involved in a range of crazy opportunities; photoshoots, TV appearances, long lunches, recipe development - no two days are ever the same!
Please share some words of wisdom for today's students
I know it is a little cliche, but have no fear in faking it till you make it. Strong confidence in yourself and willing to get straight into the deep-end will advance you faster and further than past experience
Any shoutouts to a special teacher or subject you think really helped?
Massive shoutout to my fantastic chemistry teacher Miss Srignanaguru - She was a massive source of inspiration and gave me confidence to pursue my true passion
What was the greatest lessons you learnt at CTHS that you have carried with you into your career?
Always put your best foot forward. You never know who you are going to meet and only you are an expert in yourself. Strike up conversations no-matter how uncomfortable you may feel and really sell yourself, when asked about you
What piece advice do you have for students today given your experience in the working world?
I truly believe that whilst you can have it all, you cannot have it all at once. Life is a crazy balancing act and you will never have everything you want at the one time. Please don't feel like you need to achieve the 'perfect' work-life balance. For a lot of us, work is an integral part of daily life and you shouldn't feel ashamed if you love it and find you spend more time working than others.