TGIF: The Imposter Syndrome

Topic: 
Dealing with Stress in Grad School, Pt. 1 - The Happy Imposter
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 111
Speaker: 
Margot Gerritsen (ICME Director)
Abstract / Description: 

Many of your peers, as well as researchers and faculty, will at one point or another deal with the so-called Imposter Syndrome. The Imposter Syndrome is the feeling that you do not belong, or should not really be where you are, as you are not as good as people think; and that you will one way or another, disappoint. A few years ago, we conducted a study of the Imposter Syndrome on campus. The results may surprise, and comfort, you. You are not alone.

Margot will present this study and discuss possible ways to deal with the Imposter Syndrome, and turn it from a debilitating state to something more productive. The rest of the hour is for discussion, sharing of stories and best practices.