Imposter Syndrome Pt.1

The Policy Pod: Stories of Student Advocacy

Mar 6 2022 • 45 mins

Join Katie Vranesic, a U of T student majoring in civil engineering, and your hosts Yan Yeo, Kelsey Rombouts, and Jenna Gu as we discuss our experiences with and advice for imposter syndrome. Katie brings a unique perspective to this topic as someone who has wrestled with and overcome imposter syndrome in the academic environment and she is also an active member of Skule Mental Wellness where she continues to advocate for better mental health support in the engineering community.

Mental Health Resources:

408-helpline: https://www.dcogt.com/408-help-line

Anishnawbe Health Toronto: http://aht.ca/

Engineering Mental Health and Wellness Resources: https://www.engineering.utoronto.ca/mental-health-wellness/

Good 2 Talk Student Helpline (Ontario and Nova Scotia): https://good2talk.ca/

Gerstein Crisis Centre: https://gersteincentre.org/

Navi U of T Mental Health Resource Finder: https://prod.virtualagent.utoronto.ca/

Skule Mental Wellness Club: http://wellness.skule.ca/MentalResources

U of T Mental Health Model of Care Explained: https://mentalhealth.utoronto.ca

Guests:

Katie Vranesic - CIV2T1 + 1 + PEY

Sources:

https://hbr.org/2021/02/stop-telling-women-they-have-imposter-syndrome

https://www.verywellmind.com/imposter-syndrome-and-social-anxiety-disorder-4156469

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/basics/imposter-syndrome

https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-different-types-of-imposter-syndrome-and-5-ways-to-battle-each-one

https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_cox_what_is_imposter_syndrome_and_how_can_you_combat_it?language=en

https://www.ted.com/talks/mike_cannon_brookes_how_you_can_use_impostor_syndrome_to_your_benefit?language=en

https://medium.com/@jenna.gu/quieting-impostorism-focusing-on-failures-but-not-frustrations-9be06b7c8893

Credits:

Hosts - Yan Yeo, Jenna Gu, and Kelsey Rombouts

Music - Chris Kwon aka Chris Krunchy (https://soundcloud.com/chris-krunchy)

Cover art - Alex McPhail (instagram: @aaaaalpal)

Contact us:

Instagram: @policy.advocacy.ewb

Email: pa.uoft@gmail.com

Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YzUBTddo-0hg9E-qJK88ltxnOZLp9vNUFhXeckZBp-Q/edit?usp=sharing

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