Valerie Young Presents ‘Understanding and Combatting Impostor Syndrome’

Valerie Young
Valerie Young

On Wednesday, May 27, from 2:30-4 p.m., the Graduate School will host a webinar on “imposter syndrome” featuring Valerie Young, internationally-known expert, author and UMass alumna.

Impostor syndrome describes the belief that accomplishments (good grades, degrees, tenure, promotions, awards) are largely a function of timing, luck, connections or other external factors. Left unchecked, this fear of being “found out” can undermine academic progress and professional success.

Young will explore where impostor feelings come from, how to address them in yourself or those you teach, supervise or advise, and will share ways to positively affect changes in academic culture.

For more information and to register please consult the event website. All graduate students, postdocs, and faculty/staff are invited to attend.