Imposter Syndrome


Nov. 30, 2021, 12pm to 1pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Hybrid: Gather 1 & 2 (GTW 268 & 269) & Webex


Many graduate students are impacted by imposter syndrome and the feeling that they do not belong or do not deserve to be in their program. These internalized feelings often come with the worry of being exposed as an imposter or fraud, and feeling unqualified or unworthy of one's academic merits and achievements. Imposter syndrome is also the belief that one's professional accomplishments and success was simply due to luck or good timing. This workshop will discuss what causes imposter syndrome and help you combat it because you do belong here 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

The Grad Academy Pillars: Wellness

The Grad Academy Program: GMC

Learning Experience: Lecture/Interactive

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

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


  • Dr. Richard Gardner, Assistant Professor

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV students. Please log in to your Grad Rebel Gateway account and click on The Grad Academy tab to RSVP for this workshop.

Contact Information

Nevena Cvijetic
Graduate College

External Sponsor

Graduate College