Imposter Syndrome Workshop for Graduate Students Oct. 18

Are you a WWU graduate student who wants to learn about imposter syndrome and how it may affect the graduate student experience? Join us at Western Libraries on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in HH210 (in the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio) for a workshop facilitated by the Counseling & Wellness Center. 

Imposter syndrome is the feeling or belief that you've been given something you didn't earn or don't deserve. It can manifest as self-doubt, the belief that everyone else is smarter or more accomplished than you are, or the fear that you will be exposed as a fraud.  Imposter syndrome affects graduate students of all backgrounds and in different ways. 

This one-hour workshop normalizes imposter syndrome as common to the graduate student experience and provides participants with strategies and resources for de-escalation.

The workshop includes:

  • 20-minute presentation (with space for participants to reflect or ask questions)
  • a guided activity on various coping strategies and resources
  • small group discussions

For more information about this event or to request disability accommodations, please contact: Eric-Alain Parker at or call (360) 650-2343.