Everyone Deserves = Pay!
Keep watch for the Spring
$tart $mart Workshop to be held in the
Bangor Room, Memorial Union
It will be announced once a date has been selected: stay tuned!
The workshop teaches a young woman how to determine what employers are paying for the job she wants when she graduates and how to negotiate to be paid what she is worth doing that job. Typically, workshops include forty or fewer participants so that every student has a chance to ask questions and make comments.
$tart$mart is a genuine “workshop”. Participants get nuts-and-bolts, real world information. They learn about salary resources they can use. And, at the end of the session, they get an opportunity to apply what they learn in a highly engaging role-playing exercise.
Every participant in these workshops learns the key aspects in salary negotiation:
1. The personal consequences of the gender wage gap to a college graduate: that she may lose $1.2 million loss over her working lifetime if she does not take action.
2. The resources for benchmarking the salary and benefits for the particular job she wants when she graduates from college. She will learn about job titles, their functions and salary ranges, the impact of market realities on salaries; and how to compare her skills and accomplishments to job requirements and the job market where she wants to work in order to target a realistic salary.
3. The basic elements of salary negotiation: how to aim high and be realistic; language useful in salary negotiations; and the tactics and strategies to achieve her worth in her first job after graduation.
4. The “bare bones” budget she will need to pay rent, buy groceries, repay student loans, and other basic expenses.