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Presented By: Rackham Graduate School

Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Have you often succeeded at an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn’t do well? Do you dread others evaluating your work? Do you tend to remember incidents when you haven’t done your best more than those when you have? Thoughts such as these are the hallmark of impostor syndrome thinking. This workshop shares insights from the scholarship on impostor syndrome and provides research-based strategies for overcoming impostor syndrome.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Define impostorism and highlight the variety of ways individuals and groups are most impacted.
Discuss individual and system/institutional-level factors that contribute to impostorism.
Access tools and strategies to address impostorism at the individual, department, and institutional level.

*Please note that we will have a photographer at this workshop. Event photographs may be used in the future by Rackham for social media, website, or educational program advertising. Photos will not be used for any commercial purpose. We will provide a photo free zone for those who do not wish to participate in event photography.
This workshop is designed for University of Michigan master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.
Registration is required at
We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

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