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 Includes facilitator training?
Arkansas Arkansas Tech University November 6, 2014
Arkansas Arkansas Tech University March 10, 2015
California Scripps College November 20, 2014
California Scripps College April 14, 2015
California University of California Irvine October 31, 2014
California University of California San Diego November 19, 2014
California University of San Diego November 17, 2014
California University of San Diego April 30, 2015
Colorado Colorado Mesa University November 17, 2014
Colorado Metropolitan State University of Denver October 24, 2014
Connecticut University of Hartford April 21, 2015
Indiana University of Southern Indiana April 9, 2015
Iowa Grand View University October 18, 2014
Iowa Grand View University November 10, 2014
Iowa Grand View University March 23, 2015
Iowa Grand View University April 13, 2015
Iowa St. Ambrose University April 14, 2015
Kansas Kansas State University October 21, 2014
Kentucky Murray State University November 8, 2014
Kentucky University of Louisville November 7, 2014
Maine Colby College October 24, 2014
Maryland University of Maryland Baltimore County November 5, 2014
Massachusetts Mount Holyoke College November 12, 2014
Massachusetts Nichols College November 13, 2014
Massachusetts Worcester Polytechnic Institute November 12, 2014
Michigan Bay College April 14, 2015
Michigan Western Michigan University November 18, 2014
Michigan Western Michigan University November 3, 2014
Michigan Western Michigan University December 15, 2014
Mississippi Mississippi University for Women October 31, 2014
Mississippi Mississippi University for Women November 21, 2014
Montana Montana State University October 25, 2014
Montana University of Montana System October 18, 2014
Nebraska University of Nebraska, Omaha October 22, 2014
New Jersey Rutgers Douglass Residential College January 30, 2015
New Jersey Rutgers Douglass Residential College February 27, 2015
New Jersey Rutgers Douglass Residential College April 3, 2015
New Jersey Sussex Community College April 9, 2015
New Mexico University of New Mexico November 15, 2014
New York Colgate University October 28, 2014
New York College of Mount Saint Vincent November 6, 2014
New York Stony Brook University November 6, 2014
North Carolina High Point University November 21, 2014
North Carolina North Carolina State University November 6, 2014
North Carolina University of North Carolina Greensboro February 28, 2015
North Carolina Wake Forest University November 11, 2014
Ohio Ohio State University October 21, 2014
Ohio Ohio State University October 29, 2014
Ohio Ohio State University October 29, 2014
Ohio Ohio State University April 1, 2015
Ohio The College of Wooster November 6, 2014
Pennsylvania Kutztown University March 25, 2015
Pennsylvania Slippery Rock University November 13, 2014
Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Bradford March 4, 2015
Pennsylvania University of Scranton February 10, 2015
Texas Texas A&M University October 25, 2014
Texas Texas A&M University December 10, 2014
Texas University of Texas Tyler November 13, 2014
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Eau Claire October 21, 2014
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Eau Claire December 3, 2014
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Eau Claire March 4, 2015
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Eau Claire April 14, 2015
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Oshkosh February 25, 2015
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Oshkosh April 22, 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 $tart, please contact AAUW program manager Dorrie Sieburg.

State Campus Workshop date Includes facilitator training?
Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix November 12, 2014
Connecticut University of Hartford April 21, 2015
Pennsylvania Villanova University October 19, 2014

$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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