MIT Students: Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome

Heather Law, Career Development Specialist, GECD: Career Services

Recently Career Services, within the GECD, held a highly attended workshop on the Impostor Syndrome, presented by Dr. Valerie Young. Dr. Young spoke to over 200 MIT students about this psychological phenomenon where people are unable to internalize their accomplishments. An empowering plan was suggested to audience members to help them overcome the needless self-doubt that prevents many people from feeling as intelligent and competent as everyone else knows they are.

In joint collaboration with Harvard University and supported by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE), this is the 4th time MIT GECD has invited Dr. Young to speak. Each time over 200 MIT students and community members have attended this event suggesting that the topic resonates with many of our students. It is through programming like this that GECD Career Services aims to help MIT students navigate their career development and help build self-confidence.

For more information on Dr. Valerie Young, please visit her website

Visit the GECD calendar for more information on upcoming GECD events