Please join us for a workshop on imposter syndrome with UCSB's Grad Academic Counselor, Ryan Sims. In his workshop, Ryan Sims will discuss factors that might lead to imposter syndrome (IS), consequences that might result from IS, and strategies for dealing with IS. More specifically, IS occurs when people fear that others will think they are intellectual frauds despite their accomplishments. Many graduate students and faculty experience IS at different points in their careers. They may question whether they deserve to be a graduate student or faculty member at a particular institution because they don't think they are as intelligent or successful as their peers. People experiencing IS are often motivated achievers, but they are afraid of being exposed as unintelligent or unaccomplished. They often discount their successes and attribute them to luck (Clance & Imes, 1978). IS is related to anxiety and distress, but Ryan Simm will offer strategies for coping with such experiences.
This workshop will be held from 2:00-3:00 PM on Friday, October 7th in 1009 SSMS. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP with Dr. Jennifer Kam (firstname.lastname@example.org).