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Hokie Wellness for Researchers: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

What are your personal beliefs about intelligence and talent? What do you say to yourself when you make a mistake? These questions are particularly relevant when conducting research, where failure and mistakes are the stepping stones to discovery.

Often when we’re struggling, our inner monologues can become critical and it takes practice to shift our mindsets about things like unsuccessful grant proposals and unexpected experimental outcomes. Believe it or not, the mindset we have and the way we talk to ourselves when we’re approaching difficult tasks has a big impact on our academic success and personal well-being.

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to develop a growth mindset and reframe our automatic thoughts that can often be negative to help promote academic and professional success as well as personal wellbeing

Hokie Wellness for Researchers: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Nov. 14 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.



Jazmin Jurkiewicz portrait.

Jazmin Jurkiewicz

Mental Health Initiatives
Hokie Wellness

Jazmin Jurkiewicz is currently the Coordinator for Mental Health Initiatives at Virginia Tech's Hokie Wellness.

She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.Eng. with an emphasis in Innovation, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona.

In 2019, she began working on her PhD in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech studying emotions in engineering, faculty development, and asset-based pedagogy.

About the Series

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance’s Investigator Series provides researchers with a peer-to-peer forum to share ethical considerations that they make during the design, conduct and dissemination of their research. This style of learning opens the door to new perspectives and meaningful conversations in the pursuit of research excellence.