Duck Nest to host Imposter Syndrome Workshop Feb. 26

The Duck Nest Wellness Center is holding an Imposter Syndrome Workshop at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the EMU room 041.

The Duck Nest is catering this event to students who have ever felt like they are not “smart enough” for their campus climate, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Imposter syndrome is defined as “a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success,” according to the Harvard Business Review’s article on overcoming imposter syndrome.

“Sometimes I feel like I don’t belong academically because after I’ve given my all to an assignment, I get it back with a C from my professor when I thought it was so much better than that,” said freshman Geneva Ortega.

According to the event’s Facebook page, the workshop will focus on teaching students how imposter syndrome works, strategies for increasing confidence, and ways to reduce self-doubt.

When students suffer from imposter syndrome they experience things like chronic self-doubt and “a sense of intellectual fraudulence that overrides any feelings of success or external sense of their competence,” according to the Harvard Business Review.

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Rylee Kahan

Rylee Kahan

Rylee Kahan is a News Reporter for The Daily Emerald. She is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and loves late-night coffee runs.