Using Mindset to Improve Your Graduate Education Workshop


Carol Dweck’s concept of growth and fixed mindset is a powerful concept for graduate students to understand and utilize to fight imposter syndrome. Moreover, leveraging associated strategies can help graduate students overcome typical and sometimes inevitable challenges with all stages of graduate education. In this session, graduate students will be able to explain the basic concepts of mindset, identify how mindset impacts their daily lives, and identify strategies to use the concept of mindset to improve their graduate experience.


Presenters Bio:

Michelle Rodems, Ph.D., is associate director for graduate student professional development for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS). Michelle manages all interdisciplinary professional development for more than 4,000 University of Louisville graduate students, including coordinating the PLAN professional development framework of academies, workshops, learning communities, and reading groups, as well as conducting individual consultations. Michelle’s research and professional interests include teaching and learning in higher education, graduate student development and education, educational technology and social media, and professional development in higher education.  




The PLAN is a professional development initiative run by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) that provides graduate students opportunities and resources for Professional Development, Life Skills, Academic Development, and Networking skills. 


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Thursday, November 5 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Event
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Training & Development




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