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Savvy Student Newsletter:
October 2021

Academic Skills Center's

Savvy Student Newsletter

New - Doctoral Writing Groups!

If you’re a doctoral student working on your dissertation or doctoral capstone study, these sessions are for you! Join us online in Zoom for structured writing time where you can write within the company of other doctoral students. At the beginning and end of the session, you will be invited to set a goal for yourself and share your self-reflections, but the rest of the session is devoted to writing. Register today for one or more of these upcoming sessions to have scheduled writing time, overcome the isolation that is often present during writing, and make progress on your document!

Every Sunday in October from 1:00 - 3:00 pm ET

Register for October 3
Register for October 10
Register for October 17
Register for October 24
Register for October 31

Doctoral Writing Workshops

Doctoral Writing Workshops help you advance your draft through tailored one-on-one instruction and supportive group work with other students at the same stage of the doctoral capstone or dissertation project.


Upcoming Events

Professional Etiquette in Virtual Settings

Thursday, October 21, 2021
from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

Are you unsure of how to cultivate a professional image in a virtual setting? During this interactive event, two Walden peer mentors will discuss the importance of etiquette in virtual environments and offer tips and strategies for establishing a professional image when working, collaborating, and studying from home.

Register for Professional Etiqutte


Thursday, November 18, 2021
from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

With the busy holiday season approaching, practicing self-care is more important than ever. During this interactive event, two Walden peer mentors will explain why taking care of yourself is essential to your success as a student and offer tips for working self-care into your hectic schedules.

Register for Self-Care


When I first read about Impostor Syndrome it was strangely liberating. I finally had a word with which to identify my experiences. There was suddenly freedom to consider the possibility that my problem lay not in the quality of my work but in the way I thought about myself. Though I still fight tendencies to question everything and to overwork and think, I try to catch those thoughts and focus on the facts of the situation without distorting or judging.
-Jody Nelson, Peer Mentor, Master of Social Work

When I began my program at Walden, I remember thinking “I don’t belong here” because my peers all had more experience than I did or had already completed additional academic programs. I felt very out of place. That is, until I met another student in the same situation who shared an article with me about imposter syndrome and suddenly, I had a name for my feelings!


I know it can feel isolating and overwhelming when experiencing imposter syndrome, but so many of us have these feelings. You are not alone – connect with others, talk about it, and remember that you do belong here.

-Dr. Christy Fraenza, Manager, Peer Mentoring


Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Interested in more Savvy Strategies? 

Your Academic Skills Center offers a variety resources, including tips and advice from Peer Mentors on subjects such as, 


Success Strategies

Whether you are looking for strategies for School-Life Balance, Self-Care, or are interested in finding new Learning Strategies and developing your reading skills, we have a variety of resources to help you succeed.


From NVivo PDFs to One-Way ANOVA APA Write-Up videos, our resources cover a wide variety of statistical topics to help you in your coursework. Visit our Statistics Home Page today!


Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an essential part of your journey; whether it is formatting in Word or creating a presentation in PowerPoint. Visit our Microsoft Office Page today!


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