Resources for Recent Graduates

Tools and tips for starting your professional journey

Jumpstart Your Career

Whether you’re seeking a first job or new educational opportunity, getting started can feel overwhelming. These resources are designed to make it easier to find that next best step.

Coca-Cola Foundation logo.These resources are made possible by support from The Coca-Cola Foundation. With their generous support, AAUW’s Women’s Economic Empowerment initiative is reaching the next generation of change agents to close the gender pay gap and leadership gap for women.

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Salary Negotiation Training

Learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay. Negotiating increases your potential to earn more and can make the difference for paying off student loans and saving for the future. Learn how to negotiate for free with AAUW’s Work Smart Online.

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The Equity Network

Are you interested in building your network, enhancing your professional development and working alongside others to advocate for change? The Equity Network is advancing the conversation and leading the charge to achieve equity for all. Connect with individuals who share your commitment to inclusion — and who want to do something about it.

2018-19 Community Action Grantee Marisa Madison
2018-19 Community Action Grantee Marisa Madison
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Fellowships & Grants

For more than 130 years, AAUW has funded the educations of countless women so they could follow their dreams. From astronauts to zoologists, the recipients of AAUW’s fellowships, grants and awards represent nearly every imaginable field of endeavor.

Take Action

There are lots of ways to get involved with AAUW’s work to advance gender equity. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls.