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Olga Salinas Presents on Stressors for High-Achieving Students

Olga Salinas

Olga Salinas co-presented with colleagues from Washington State University at the National Association of Academic Advisors Region 8 annual conference, held April 10-12 in Missoula, Montana. The session focused on addressing the variety of stressors experienced by high-achieving students in health-related majors. Topics covered included information on imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, the differences and effects of stress and distress, and some counseling and practical techniques to help students regain the confidence to continue their studies. This content is relevant and important because even after the achievement of gaining admission to competitive health programs, many students experience considerable negative stress and anxiety, which can inhibit performance in their studies.