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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Facilitator: Natalia Aponte Borges, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Earth & Environmental Science
Convener: Dr. Eddie D. Burks, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Have you ever felt feelings of being a fraud, being incapable, or just being a bad TA in general? How do we, as TA’s and graduate students, overcome these feelings of self-doubt and anxiety? These feelings are known as impostor syndrome (I.S.) and can occur in over two-thirds of graduate students. This I.S. persists regardless of skills, competence, and accomplishments.

In this CETLI EES Departmental Workshop in partnership with CAPS, we will be discussing overcoming I.S. and teaching anxiety, mental health as a graduate student and TA, and how to be an ally and support your peers that may be going through imposter syndrome. We will also be discussing how certain individuals, such as BIPOC, LGBTQA+, women-identifying and URM community TA’s might end up overworking or holding themselves to higher standards.

This will help all of us in how to be more confident TA’s and to be a better source of support for our students.

This mental-health checkup, self-care, and self-appreciation session are open to TA’s from all departments.

Counts towards the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Thursday, November 11, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 315
Towne Building
220 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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