Imposter Syndrome and the Hidden Curriculum manifestation within and between sectors

Julia Sharp Chair
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Brittney Bailey Panelist
Jesse Canchola Panelist
Roche Diagnostics Solutions
Michael Jadoo Panelist
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Monica Vasquez Panelist
Julia Sharp Organizer
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tuesday, Aug 8: 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Invited Panel Session 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre 
Room: CC-204 
Students, young professionals, and even very experienced statisticians may experience Imposter Syndrome or the Hidden Curriculum. Imposter syndrome can manifest itself in perceived doubts about one's abilities, accomplishments, and efforts which might be accredited to timing, luck, or other individuals. For example, an individual may consider that they got an interview for a position not based on their accomplishments and legitimate successes on their resume, but because there may have been fewer applicants to a position than expected. The hidden curriculum is known as "norms and behaviors that are not explicitly taught," written, or stated (Wikipedia). For example, students may submit an assignment with the understanding of one set of expectations, only to learn that the objectives of the assignment related to another set of expectations. In this session, there will be a discussion on the 5 types of imposter syndrome and ways to overcome them as well as ways in which the hidden curriculum can manifest in different sectors and roles. A panel discussion will describe their own experiences with imposter syndrome and the hidden curriculum in their sectors (i.e., academia, industry, government) and in their paths to their current positions.



Main Sponsor

Conference on Statistical Practice Steering Committee

Co Sponsors

Committee on Career Development
Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Group