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Friday Five: Conquer Imposter Syndrome

Friday Five: Conquer Imposter Syndrome

Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here are essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. What's Happening
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- Conquer Imposter Syndrome to Advance Your Career - Nov. 16 | Noon EST

Do you hesitate to speak up because you worry that you’ll sound foolish? Do you question whether you have what it takes to successfully perform your role? Do you worry that the people around you are so much better qualified than you are? If so, you likely struggle with impostor syndrome, a term for the feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy many professionals face. In this deep-dive workshop, you will understand the effects of impostor syndrome on individuals, teams and organizations, examine common triggers of impostor syndrome, and learn actionable strategies to build your confidence and manage self-doubt so that you can effectively achieve your professional goals. REGISTER NOW


2. Quotables

Michelle Riley '12

- 10 for TEN: Michelle Riley '12

"It’s time to make yourself a priority. Michelle Riley ’12, founder of Fierce and Fit, customizes online training and nutrition plans to empower women at all stages of life to take control of their health and achieve optimal physical and mental well-being. She believes it’s crucial that women invest in their health to improve day-to-day performance in all aspects of life. Read on to learn more about Michelle and her mission." Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

Northern Virginia Terps Alumni Network Alumni Holiday Party
- Northern Virginia Terps Holiday Gathering - Dec. 14 | 6 p.m. EST

'Tis the season! The NoVa Terps Alumni Network will be kicking off the holiday season with a fun and festive holiday party at Liberty Tavern in Arlington. Don't miss your chance to join fellow alums to grab a drink, catch up at the end of a crazy couple of years and celebrate the holidays. We can't wait to see you there. REGISTER


4. Let's Get Social

VIP check-in at the 2021 Terrapin Taste Fest
- Instagram Aesthetic

Let's take a look back at some of the perks Alumni Association members received over the past few months. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

Bronze Testudo in front of McKeldin Library.
- Alumni Book Club

Calling all bookworms - join the Alumni Association's free and virtual Alumni Book Club to connect with fellow Terp readers and discuss the latest reads. The book club offers two reading groups, one for literature and one for leadership and development. Brought to you by PBC Guru. JOIN CLUB.


That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday, and update your information in the alumni directory to always receive the latest from your Alumni Association. Have a lovely weekend!



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