NC State Welcomes Dr. Valerie Young!

Dr. Valerie Young
Dr. Valerie Young











The Graduate School is pleased to welcome Dr. Valerie Young to NC State on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, for a campus-wide professional development event titled “How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They ‘Think’ You Are: Why Smart People Suffer from the ‘Impostor Syndrome’ and How You Can Thrive in Spite of It.” The event will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Hunt Library 4th floor lecture hall.

Dr. Young’s visit will be her first to NC State as she facilitates her internationally known workshop for graduate students and postdocs. Participants will learn practical strategies for interrupting the Impostor Syndrome that they can apply immediately. By applying these simple but powerful techniques, individuals can break free of nagging self-doubt and begin to see themselves as the bright, competent people they really are. The workshop will be especially useful for graduate students and postdocs who aspire to leadership management and supervisory roles as well as those hoping to become faculty members, both of which will require them to recognize the characteristics of the Impostor Syndrome in their employees and students in order to best mentor and advise them.

In addition to her book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, Dr. Young has been featured widely in highly regarded publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, and O Magazine. A renowned presenter as well, Dr. Young has facilitated sessions for dozens of major companies, ranging from McDonalds and Boeing to Chrysler and Intel.

For additional information about workshop content and the Impostor Syndrome, visit the Preparing Future Leaders event announcement. You may also view an event flyer. Those interested in attending this one-time event must register at As space is limited, participants are encouraged to register early.

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