Teaching College Women Salary Negotiation: $tart $mart Workshops

$tart $mart

$tart $mart prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits.

When students leave the three and a half hour $tart $mart campus workshop, they learn

  • how the gender wage gap affects their lives
  • how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs
  • how to benchmark salary and benefits
  • how to negotiate for their first salary out of college

According to AAUW research, just one year after graduation, women earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn, and the gender wage gap widens over the next 10 years.

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More than 225 campuses throughout the United States have hosted $tart $mart. Before the workshop, only 25 percent of attendees said they were confident that they could negotiate a salary and benefits package. That figure skyrocketed to 91 percent upon completion of the workshop.

Find a $tart $mart Workshop Near You

$tart $mart has a presence in 47 states, and more than 800 facilitators have been trained. Find out if a there is a site near you, or review the schedule below for upcoming events.

State Campus Workshop date Workshop time Includes facilitator training?
Arkansas Arkansas Tech University November 6, 2014 5:03 p.m.
Arkansas Arkansas Tech University March 10, 2015 5:07 p.m.
California Scripps College November 20, 2014 11:52 a.m.
California Scripps College April 14, 2015 11:53 a.m.
California University of California Irvine October 31, 2014 9:00 a.m.
California University of California San Diego November 19, 2014 5:00 p.m.
California University of San Diego November 17, 2014 6:59 p.m.
California University of San Diego April 30, 2015 7:01 p.m.
Colorado Colorado Mesa University November 17, 2014 3:18 p.m.
Colorado Metropolitan State University of Denver October 24, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Connecticut University of Hartford April 21, 2015 12:00 p.m.
Indiana University of Southern Indiana April 9, 2015 2:20 p.m.
Iowa Grand View University October 18, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Iowa Grand View University November 10, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Iowa Grand View University March 23, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Iowa Grand View University April 13, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Iowa St. Ambrose University April 14, 2015 5:30 p.m.
Kansas Kansas State University October 21, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Kentucky Murray State University November 8, 2014 11:51 a.m.
Kentucky University of Louisville November 7, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Maine Colby College October 24, 2014 2:55 p.m.
Maryland University of Maryland Baltimore County November 5, 2014 1:41 p.m.
Massachusetts Mount Holyoke College November 12, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Nichols College November 13, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Worcester Polytechnic Institute November 12, 2014 9:29 a.m.
Michigan Bay College April 14, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Michigan Western Michigan University November 18, 2014 11:47 a.m.
Michigan Western Michigan University November 3, 2014 11:45 a.m.
Michigan Western Michigan University December 15, 2014 11:48 a.m.
Mississippi Mississippi University for Women October 31, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Mississippi Mississippi University for Women November 21, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Montana Montana State University October 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Montana University of Montana System October 18, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Nebraska University of Nebraska, Omaha October 22, 2014 10:42 a.m.
New Jersey Rutgers Douglass Residential College January 30, 2015 3:53 p.m.
New Jersey Rutgers Douglass Residential College February 27, 2015 3:54 p.m.
New Jersey Rutgers Douglass Residential College April 3, 2015 3:56 p.m.
New Jersey Sussex Community College April 9, 2015 1:42 p.m.
New Mexico University of New Mexico November 15, 2014 11:00 a.m.
New York Colgate University October 28, 2014 3:57 p.m.
New York College of Mount Saint Vincent November 6, 2014 4:00 p.m.
New York Stony Brook University November 6, 2014 5:30 p.m.
North Carolina High Point University November 21, 2014 3:00 p.m.
North Carolina North Carolina State University November 6, 2014 10:44 a.m.
North Carolina University of North Carolina Greensboro February 28, 2015 1:35 p.m.
North Carolina Wake Forest University November 11, 2014 4:20 p.m.
Ohio Ohio State University October 21, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Ohio Ohio State University October 29, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Ohio Ohio State University October 29, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Ohio Ohio State University April 1, 2015 12:11 p.m.
Ohio The College of Wooster November 6, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Kutztown University March 25, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Slippery Rock University November 13, 2014 1:46 p.m.
Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Bradford March 4, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania University of Scranton February 10, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Texas Texas A&M University October 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Texas Texas A&M University December 10, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Texas University of Texas Tyler November 13, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Eau Claire October 21, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Eau Claire December 3, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Eau Claire March 4, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Eau Claire April 14, 2015 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Oshkosh February 25, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Oshkosh April 22, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Find a Work $mart Workshop Training Near You

AAUW also offers the salary negotiation workshop for professional women. See the schedule below for upcoming events. To learn more about Work $tart, please contact AAUW program manager Dorrie Sieburg.

State Campus Workshop date Workshop time Includes facilitator training?
Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix November 12, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Connecticut University of Hartford April 21, 2015 8:00 a.m.
Pennsylvania Villanova University October 19, 2014 1:00 p.m.

$tart $mart Is Invaluable for Women

This workshop teaches college women one of the most important skills they need throughout their careers. Over and over, $tart $mart attendees tell us how life-changing this workshop can be.

Working women know college women need the information and skill building that $tart $mart provides. Campuses that offer $tart $mart can be sure they’re making a real, measurable difference in the lives of students.”

— Lisa Rismiller, University of Dayton Women’s Center

If I had not come to this workshop tonight, I very likely would not have given this a thought and accepted a job offer without negotiation or even being aware that negotiation is possible and acceptable.”

— Colby College student

 

Bring $tart $mart to a Campus Near You

To get involved with $tart $mart, you can recruit a campus to hold a workshop, become a trained facilitator, or sponsor a workshop. Find step-by-step instructions in the in our how-to.

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