Negotiating your salary with the AAUW

NSU’s branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Career Development Office will host a salary negotiation workshop on April 24 from 12 – 2 p.m. in the DeSantis Building, room 1047.

The workshop is open to all students as several other factors come into play with wage inequities, such as race. Students will learn about salary negotiation, how to compose value statements, find out salary ranges for particular positions and how to set the range while negotiating.

“Research indicates that only 30 percent of women negotiate their salaries. And when they do negotiate, they’re often penalized for their negotiation efforts. By learning the skills and the vocabulary that you can use during negotiation, you increase your chances of success and help [encourage] the equity in wages that continues to exist even though we’ve been fighting for pay equity since the 1960s,” said Randi Sims, professor of management in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

If students are unable to attend the salary negotiation workshop at NSU, they are encouraged to visit salary.aauw.org to complete the free online version. The AAUW aims to train at least 100,000 people by this coming August. The workshop, whether completed online or in person, can be beneficial to persons at any point in their career, in any field.

“Salary inequities persist from recent graduates all the way through a women’s career. It only gets worse. A woman [starting out at her first job] may be offered 90 percent of what a man is offered, but by the time she is engrossed in her career, the gap just widens” said Sims. “The average losses for American women over the course of her career is between $400,000 and one million dollars.”

For more information about NSU’s branch of the AAUW, visit aauw-fl.aauw.net/branches/nova.

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