Teaching College Women Salary Negotiation: $tart $mart Workshops

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College women entering the job market need the confidence, knowledge, and skills required to negotiate their salaries and benefits. $tart $mart teaches them to do just that!

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When students leave the three-and-a-half-hour $tart $mart campus workshop, they will have learned

  • How the gender wage gap affects their lives
  • How to develop a personal budget based on their target salary
  • 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 that gender wage gap widens over the next 10 years.

More than 225 campuses throughout the United States have hosted $tart $mart workshops. Before a workshop, only 25 percent of attendees say they are confident that they could negotiate a salary and benefits package. That figure skyrockets 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 there is a site near you, or review the schedule below for upcoming events.

State Campus Workshop date Includes facilitator training?
Alabama The University of Alabama March 5, 2015
Alabama University of Alabama, Hunstville April 10, 2015
Arkansas Arkansas Tech University March 10, 2015
California Cal Poly San Luis Obispo April 6, 2015
California Cal Poly San Luis Obispo April 13, 2015
California California State Univerity San Marcos March 20, 2015
California Contra Costa Community College April 23, 2015
California Orange Coast College April 10, 2015
California San Jose State University April 14, 2015
California Santa Clara University April 22, 2015
California Scripps College April 14, 2015
California Sierra College March 17, 2015
California Sierra College May 6, 2015
California Sierra College May 12, 2015
California Sierra College May 15, 2015
California The University of San Diego April 30, 2015
Colorado Colorado Mesa University March 18, 2015
Colorado Colorado Mesa University April 20, 2015
Colorado Metropolitan State University of Denver March 5, 2015
Colorado Metropolitan State University of Denver March 7, 2015
Colorado Metropolitan State University Denver March 12, 2015
Colorado University of Colorado March 31, 2015
Colorado The Metropolitan State University of Denver April 14, 2015
Connecticut Quinnipiac University March 22, 2015
Connecticut The University of Hartford April 21, 2015
Connecticut University of Connecticut Health Center April 22, 2015
Connecticut Yale University March 27, 2015
District of Columbia Comparative and International Educational Society March 10, 2015
Florida Flordia Gulf Coast March 11, 2015
Georgia Georgia College & State University April 10, 2015
Idaho Idaho State University April 2, 2015
Illinois Bradley University April 15, 2015
Illinois Elmhurst College March 15, 2015
Illinois Northeastern Illinois University March 6, 2015
Illinois Northeastern Illinois University March 28, 2015
Illinois Northeastern Illinois University April 10, 2015
Illinois Rockford University March 26, 2015
Illinois Western Illinois University April 15, 2015
Indiana The University of Southern Indiana April 9, 2015
Indiana Purdue University April 19, 2015
Indiana Valparaiso University March 25, 2015
Iowa Buena Vista University April 12, 2015
Iowa Grand View University March 23, 2015
Iowa Grand View University April 13, 2015
Iowa St. Ambrose University April 14, 2015
Kansas Fort Hays State University April 14, 2015
Kansas Kansas State University April 14, 2015
Maine Colby College March 13, 2015
Massachusetts Harvard University March 27, 2015
Massachusetts The University of Massachusetts Amherst March 7, 2015
Massachusetts The University of Massachusetts Amherst March 11, 2015
Massachusetts The University of Massachusetts Amherst April 6, 2015
Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Lowell April 29, 2015
Massachusetts Worcester Polytechnic Institute April 17, 2015
Michigan Bay College April 14, 2015
Michigan The University of Michigan-Dearborn April 17, 2015
Michigan University of Michigan March 13, 2015
Missouri Saint Louis University March 24, 2015
Missouri Saint Louis Univeristy April 14, 2015
Missouri Saint Louis University March 26, 2015
Montana University of Montana, Missoula March 14, 2015
Montana University of Montana Western March 17, 2015
Montana Montana State University March 21, 2015
New Hampshire Southern New Hampshire University March 26, 2015
New Jersey Atlantic Cape Community College April 9, 2015
New Jersey Monmouth University March 25, 2015
New Jersey New Jersey City University April 20, 2015
New Jersey Ramapo College April 22, 2015
New Jersey Rutgers University-Douglass Residential College April 3, 2015
New Jersey Sussex Community College April 9, 2015
New York College of Mount Saint Vincent April 9, 2015
New York Siena College April 8, 2015
New York Stony Brook University April 14, 2015
New York SUNY Purchase March 11, 2015
New York Westchester Community College April 22, 2015
North Carolina Brevard College March 30, 2015
North Carolina The University of North Carolina at Wilmington March 24, 2015
North Carolina Winston-Salem State University March 28, 2015
Ohio The College of Wooster April 9, 2015
Ohio The Ohio State University April 1, 2015
Ohio The University of Mount Union March 27, 2015
Ohio University of Toledo March 27, 2015
Ohio Ursuline College April 15, 2015
Oregon Linfield College May 8, 2015
Oregon Linn-Benton Community College March 5, 2015
Oregon Portland State University May 12, 2015
Pennsylvania California University of Pennsylvania April 14, 2015
Pennsylvania Dickinson College March 25, 2015
Pennsylvania Gannon University April 16, 2015
Pennsylvania Kutztown University March 25, 2015
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University April 16, 2015
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University April 17, 2015
Pennsylvania Slippery Rock University April 14, 2015
Pennsylvania Temple University April 13, 2015
Pennsylvania The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford March 4, 2015
South Carolina Furman University March 24, 2015
Tennesee Maryville College POSTPONED:
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Texas Texas A&M University April 11, 2015
Texas Texas A&M University May 6, 2015
Texas University of North Texas April 7, 2015
Texas University of Texas Tyler April 8, 2015
Utah The University of Utah March 11, 2015
Virginia Old Dominion University April 14, 2015
Washington Pacific Lutheran University April 24, 2015
Washington University of Washington April 29, 2015
Washington Washington State University April 21, 2015
Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire March 4, 2015
Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire April 14, 2015
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-La Crosse April 18, 2015
Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh April 22, 2015
Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin-River Falls April 8, 2015

 

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 $mart, please contact AAUW Program Manager Dorrie Sieburg.

State Campus Workshop date Includes facilitator training?
Connecticut The University of Hartford April 21, 2015
Massachusetts The University of Massachusetts Lowell April 29, 2015
Montana The University of Montana Western March 18, 2015

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$tart $mart Is Invaluable for Women

This workshop teaches college women one of the most important skills they will 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 [would have] 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 our how-to.


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