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Impostor Syndrome: "Am I An Impostor? And If So, So What?": Session 2

Impostor syndrome happens when an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". An estimated 70% of people experience impostor feelings at some point in their lives. It is widespread across academic campuses, and Stanford is no exception. Feeling impostor syndrome can be an isolating experience that leads people to feel alone, insecure, or even ashamed of their success. It can seem like your classmates and colleagues perfectly understand all the topics that you struggle with.

Impostor Syndrome: "Am I An Impostor? And If So, So What?": Session 1

Impostor syndrome happens when an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". An estimated 70% of people experience impostor feelings at some point in their lives. It is widespread across academic campuses, and Stanford is no exception. Feeling impostor syndrome can be an isolating experience that leads people to feel alone, insecure, or even ashamed of their success. It can seem like your classmates and colleagues perfectly understand all the topics that you struggle with.

Impostor Syndrome: "Am I An Impostor? And If So, So What?": Application Deadline

Impostor syndrome happens when an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". An estimated 70% of people experience impostor feelings at some point in their lives. It is widespread across academic campuses, and Stanford is no exception. Feeling impostor syndrome can be an isolating experience that leads people to feel alone, insecure, or even ashamed of their success. It can seem like your classmates and colleagues perfectly understand all the topics that you struggle with.

Virtual Author Event: Jennifer Eberhardt on Biased

Join us for a virtual conversation with Stanford psychology professor and author Jennifer Eberhardt who will discuss her book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.” An acclaimed and powerful examination of unconscious racial bias from one of the world’s leading experts the book has been selected as the second title for our collaboration with the Palo Alto Library’s virtual Palo Alto Reads series.

Beyond ‘Tolerant’ 2.0: Putting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Action In and Outside of the Classroom

Have you been working on how to weave diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles into your writing and research, but still need some suggestions and inspiration? This workshop will provide space in which to actively redesign texts and classroom materials to reflect your commitment to and work in DEI. After a review of DEI principles and practices, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with others working on similar content.

Impostor Syndrome: "Am I An Impostor? And If So, So What?"

An estimated 70% of people experience impostor feelings at some point in their lives. It is widespread across academic campuses, and Stanford is no exception. A campus survey by Professor Margot Gerritsen showed that many students experience the feelings or fear of being a fake, of not having what it takes, the fear of disappointing advisors, of being "found out" to not be as smart as they were thought to be. She will share her findings and some personal experiences with the impostor syndrome, and discuss some ways to overcome it, or at least make steps toward it.

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