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Margaret Hedstrom to Serve as Interim Director of Museum Studies Program

Professor Margaret Hedstrom has agreed to serve in the role of interim director for the Museum Studies Program through July 31, 2019. Hedstrom is the Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information in the School of Information, and she is an internationally recognized expert in digital preservation, archives, and electronic records management. She is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation grant that allowed her to develop the Sustainable Environment through Actionable Data (SEAD) project.

New Position Focuses on Doctoral Student Career Advancement

Rackham welcomes Coordinator of Graduate Student Career Advancement Clarence Anthony, Jr., in a new embedded position at Rackham created in partnership with the University Career Center. In his role, Anthony will provide career coaching, advising, and programming for doctoral students, along with connections to employers and employment opportunities via the University Career Center.

Beating Impostor Syndrome (Or At Least Dealing With It): One Grad Student’s Experience

It’s my very first week of grad school. I’m sitting in the Rackham Auditorium for one of a seemingly endless series of orientation talks and wondering how I got here. Two years prior to moving to Ann Arbor to start my Ph.D. I was answering questions about what I would do after college with “I don’t know what I am going to do, but I’m not going to grad school.” And yet - only a few months after obtaining my undergraduate degree, I find myself sitting in a room full of fellow incoming grad students. It’s in this setting that I hear the words for the first time: impostor syndrome. I’ve never put this name to it before, but the description sounds familiar.