Building Confidence In Your Career: Impostor Syndrome Workshop

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  • Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
  • Location: Online
  • Fee: $69 (member); $89 (nonmember);
  • We'll provide education on what impostor syndrome is, explore how to know when it is happening in academics/career planning, and discuss how it can affect career development. We'll also introduce coping strategies to address the anxiety that imposter syndrome causes.

  • Summary

    We'll begin with education on what impostor syndrome is and how to know when it is happening in academics and career planning (CBT cycle, symptoms: somatic/body, emotions, mental).

    Next, we'll discuss how it can affect job searching, interviewing, and starting a new job. Then we'll introduce coping strategies and identify ones that work for people individually (grounding/mindfulness, growth mindset, reframing/disputing thought patterns, identify your support system, professional development, journaling, exercising, muscle relaxing, breathing, SMART goals, keeping a folder of successes, etc.)

    We'll facilitate a simplified Odyssey Planning activity from Designing Your Life training in workshops and discuss the positives of impostor syndrome.

    Finally, we'll also showcase how we worked with a university-wide grant to create webpages/lessons, and our ideas for further expansion, i.e., train the trainer. 

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Elevate awareness and gain perception of impostor syndrome and its effects on career development;
    • Identify and reflect on impostor syndrome, leaving with actionable items related to implementing coping strategies for symptoms that may arise (mentally, physically, emotionally); and
    • Educate and support others, knowing the benefits one can have from experiencing it and the type of activities they can implement in their own work.
  • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals


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