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Alum Connection with Sommer Albert: Grad School and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, September 29, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Are you interested in graduate school but feel a bit lost about standardized testing, applications, and which programs to even apply for? Join Sommer Albert, an LSA alum (’20 Psychology and Gender & Health) who has gone through the grad application process and recently completed her Master of Social Work degree at University of Washington. Sommer will walk us through how her experiences in LSA, the Residential College, Campus Day Leaders, and various research roles afforded her critical opportunities to feel confident to apply! She is excited to answer your questions and curiosities about her experiences and provide space to one, combat imposter syndrome and two, discuss in-depth the idea of the “right fit” for graduate school.

About Sommer:

Sommer is a recent graduate of the MSW program at the University of Washington. Her chosen specialization, Community Centered Integrative Practice, allowed her to develop the direct practice skills needed to become a Licensed Social Worker but also sharpen her community organizing, grant writing, and critical empowerment skills. Since graduation, she has been working as an educator for a Children Defense Fund Freedom School site in Seattle, Washington. She is responsible for creating and facilitating daily empowerment-based reading curriculum, weekly art enrichments, and assisting with restorative justice practices at the elementary school. Sommer is extremely passionate about community mental health, behavioral health interventions for children, youth, and teens, and the need for community-based interventions and prevention education in underserved communities.

You should attend this session if you are:
-A U-M LSA student in any year
-Exploring majors and academic interests in mental health, social work, psychology, sociology, or liberal arts
-Considering applying to graduate school, especially an MSW
-Interested in learning how to fund your graduate program

What you gain by attending:
-Make a connection with an LSA alum ready to support you
-Develop questions to ask yourself about what you want in a graduate program
-Get tips and tricks about applications and funding searches
-Find ways to combat imposter syndrome

RSVP NOW to be part of the conversation. The link to join this Alum Connection will be emailed to you after you RSVP.

The LSA Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. This event will be hosted on Zoom (learn more about Zoom accessibility) and can be accessed by phone or computer. Presentation materials may be shared in advance if requested, and live captioning will be provided. To request other accommodations please contact Sairah Husain at or 734-763-4674 so we can make arrangements.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Alum Connections, Free, Graduate, Graduate School, Psychology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from LSA Opportunity Hub, Residential College