Whether you care to openly admit it or not, grad school has probably felt like a sledgehammer repeatedly slamming into your face and soul. Spend an hour with Lego Grad Student as he attempts to explain why this is a perfectly normal–but not inevitable–feeling, and offers painfully learned advice on how you can manage it. (Satisfaction absolutely not guaranteed.)
We all know that graduate school is not easy. Many students experience ‘imposter syndrome’ while navigating their graduate program. Imposter syndrome is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Although this is common among graduate students, we rarely talk about it, leading to feelings of isolation and increased self-doubt. Feelings of inadequacy brought on by imposter syndrome add to the difficulty that is pursuing a higher degree. By participating in an honest, witty and comical conversation around imposter syndrome and the struggles of graduate school, we can begin breaking down the isolation and finding common ground amongst graduate students. Lego Graduate Student (LGS) will be a first step in bringing graduate students from all disciplines together to bond over the common thread in their lives.
- Date: 03/09/18
- Time: 18:30-20:00
- Location: Straub Hall 156, UO
- This event is free for UO students! The public may purchase their tickets here.