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  • September 27, 2021 from 5:15pm to 6:30pm

This session is part of our Fall 2021 Professional Development Series. The session is open to all DLSPH graduate students.

Have you ever felt like you do not belong? Do you doubt your abilities and think that you are not smart enough? Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve to be here? These feelings are common among graduate students and especially among students who may be first in the family, racialized, mature students, gender non-conforming or from a group that is not represented widely on campus and are often referred to feeling like an “imposter”.
Impostor phenomena is like an “open secret” – even though many people experience it, we very rarely talk to each other about our feelings as we fear being judged. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the common ways that impostor phenomena can manifest in an academic environment, how it can impact your learning and strategies that can be used to strengthen self-awareness and lessen the impact of these feelings.