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Episode 51: It's Something That I Do, But Not Who I Am (w/ Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel - Part 1)

November 13, 2018

Impostor Syndrome is the psychological phenomenon in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Despite evidence of their accomplishments, most individuals attribute their success to luck, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent than they perceive themselves to be.

Have you ever had feelings like this? Ever felt overwhelmed in your job or in school? Ever feel like it is extremely difficult to balance your personal identity with your work identity? Well you are not alone! Today, we are joined by Katie Wedemeyer-Stombel, who is happiest in the ocean, loves to bake, and enjoys hanging out with her dog and husband. But, she’s also a PhD Candidate at the University of Texas-El Paso - remember it’s important to balance your work and life, but we’ll get to that later.

We are incredibly excited to have her on the show, as she has become a champion and incredible advocate for graduate students everywhere. She openly discusses her successes AND struggles in graduate school through her blog and on Twitter, as both a way to connect and relate to graduate students everywhere. This open dialogue about self-care, mental health awareness, and navigating professional and personal relationships in graduate school creates a sense of camaraderie and transparency about graduate student life.

On this week’s episode, we will discuss work-life balance, impostor syndrome, as well as tips and strategies for overcoming some of these challenges in all walks of professional life. Stay tuned, our deep dive with Katie is coming up next!

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Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison:, "Missing" by Scott Holmes:, as well as "The Zeppelin" by Blue Dot Sessions: