Design Your Career- Using Life Design to Unmask and Demystify the Imposter Syndrome Myth

Leah Banks, PhD

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT

During this workshop, students and postdocs will learn how to develop a design thinking mindset to demystify common myths when it comes to pursuing a career that’s fulfilling to them. Sharing my own story I will also share strategies on how to apply design thinking concepts to their respective career path.

About your facilitator

Assistant Director of Life Design: Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University Life Design Lab.

Leah is a cancer biologist, mentor and a big foodie. Ask her about the best brunch spots in town! Prior to joining JHU, Leah was a cancer research scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where she did her postdoctoral. Outside of conducting research, Leah realized that she had a niche for building relationships and connecting students and postdocs to opportunities as they navigate through their respective career paths. The fulfillment that came from this, led to Leah making an audacious and rewarding career change to join the Life Design Lab. If Leah could tell her college-self anything, she would say that comparison is the biggest thief of joy. Focus on your own journey and embrace your failures. You’re doing better than you think you are.

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