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College of Mount Saint Vincent & American Association of University Women Present Second “Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop” Thursday, March 21, 2013
3/4/2013 - Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent & AAUW will host the second “Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the President’s Reception room, Founders Hall, on the College’s Riverdale campus.

The Start Smart workshop is a 2.5 hour workshop designed for both male and female college juniors and seniors. It teaches them how to determine what employers are paying for the job she/he wants when she/he graduates, and how to negotiate to be paid what she/he is worth. Typically, workshops include 40 or fewer participants, so that every student has a chance to ask questions and make comments.

Every participant in these workshops learns the key aspects of 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. 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 her compare skills and accomplishments to job requirements and the job market where she wants to work in order to target a realistic salary range.

3. 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. Know your bottom line: develop a "bare bones" budget to pay rent, buy groceries, repay student loans, and other basic expenses.

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About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.

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