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Women@NCSA November Event: Understanding and Overcoming the Impostor Experience

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Nov 3, 2021   2:00 - 3:00 pm  
Jessamyn Perlus, Cornell University
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💡 Have you ever felt like your peers have things figured out, but your achievements are due to luck or some factor other than talent? Maybe you have perfectionist habits or self-doubts?

Women@NCSA invites you to join us on Zoom from 2–3 p.m. to hear from Jessamyn Perlus, Interim Senior Associate Director and Manager of the Career Exploration Unit, Cornell University, on "Understanding and Overcoming the Imposter Experience."

This workshop clarifies what the impostor phenomenon is and isn’t and shares the latest research. We’ll discuss just how common this experience is, especially among individuals who are a minority in their profession. Then we focus on understanding unintended consequences that may affect your career and health. The presentation aims to teach evidence-based skills so you can recognize and overcome feelings of self-doubt to advocate for yourself in professional settings.  

Jessamyn has been at Cornell University in Career Services since 2019 and is the Interim Senior Associate Director and Manager of the Career Exploration Unit. She earned B.A.s in Psychology and Spanish from the State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo). She then worked as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, focusing on adolescents and young adults. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught career courses and specializes in career assessments. Jessamyn‘s research investigates how the impostor phenomenon impacts career and educational outcomes. She is particularly interested in the intersection of career and mental health.

💻 Seminar Zoom Link | PW: 33333

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