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Understanding "Impostor Syndrome" for New Students

Monday, October 2, 2023 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

This event qualifies for AS1102 but all new students are welcome. Ever felt like your peers have things figured out but your own achievements are due to luck? Maybe you have perfectionist habits or self-doubts. This virtual workshop clarifies what the impostor phenomenon is and isn’t, and shares recent research on how it affects college students. Then we focus on understanding unintended consequences of impostor phenomenon that may affect your career and health. Come to this workshop if want evidence-based skills so you can recognize and overcome feelings of self-doubt. Presented by Cornell Career Services, Dr. Jessamyn Perlus. This presentation will not be recorded because we hope students will feel comfortable sharing their own stories. Individuals who would like to request accommodations should contact We ask that requests be made at least one week/day in advance to help ensure they can be met.

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Cornell Career Services

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Jessamyn Perlus

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contact career Services at (607) 255-4833

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