Graduate Student Professional Development Lunch

TOPIC: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Linh Nguyen

Imposter syndrome is a common feeling. It is especially prevalent among people working in a field where their gender, race, first language, or parental status makes them an obvious minority, such as women in STEM, people of color in higher education, immigrants in American politics, and mothers in the workplace.

Despite outstanding academic and professional achievements, minority identities sometimes still feel like imposters because of the stereotypes, discrimination, and microaggressions they face.

In this workshop, Dr. Nguyen (Dr. Win) will discuss how our unique social, cultural, and personal identities shape our imposter feelings and how we can overcome them. Instead of allowing imposter syndrome to hinder our growth, we can turn it into a self-coach that informs learning, teaching, leadership, and empowerment centered around equity and excellence.

Through reflection and practical strategies, participants will gain the tools to empower themselves and enhance their teaching, learning, and leadership effectiveness.

About the Professional Development Lunch Series

The Professional Development Lunches help support your success in graduate school and advance your career goals. Each session features a presentation on a timely topic related to graduate student career and professional development. Roundtable discussions will provide networking opportunities with other graduate students. This event is FREE and open to any NIU graduate student. Registration is required. 

Wednesday, March 6 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Holmes Student Center, University Suite
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


Careers, Professional Development

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Graduate School
Contact Name

The Graduate School

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