Imposter Syndrome


Feb. 3, 2021, 12pm to 1pm

Office/Remote Location



Have you ever thought to yourself: “I have no idea why my department picked me. I did not deserve to be accepted to the program.” — “My committee members and chair have no idea who I really am. Any day now, they will figure out that I am a fraud!” — “It was just a fluke that my article was accepted.” Many graduate students are impacted by imposter syndrome, or the feeling that they do not belong and that they do not deserve to be where they are and that they will be exposed as an “imposter” or “fraud.” There are also difficulties in internalizing professional accomplishments and believing that the success was due to luck or good timing. This workshop will help you combat the imposter syndrome. You do belong and you are not a fraud.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Learn what Imposter Syndrome is
  • Discuss who experiences imposter feelings
  • Discuss the lasting impact of imposter syndrome
  • Learn strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome and surviving and thriving in graduate school

Professional Development Academy Program: N/A

Professional Development Academy Pillars: N/A

Learning Experience: Lecture/Interactive

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Early-Mid-Late Master’s, Early-Mid-Late Doctoral


  • Dr. Richard Gardner, Assistant Professor, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

Admission Information

This workshop is open to graduate students. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

Contact Information

Grad Rebel
Graduate College

External Sponsor

Graduate College