CLASS, Women’s Resource Center to hold workshop for female job market opportunities
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, in partnership with the Women’s Resource Center, will host a workshop designed to teach female students going into the job market how to succeed professionally at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Agnes Arnold Hall Rm. 210.
$tart $mart is a three-and-a-half-hour workshop that aims to provide college women with useful advice in order to develop the confidence needed in the workplace, targeting the topic of wage negotiation. The initiative was brought up by American Association of University Women and the WAGE Project, according to the program director and co-presenter Ayanna McCloud.
McCloud said that AAUW is responsible for developing the material and proving the data used in the workshop.
While discussing the success of the program, McCloud explained that students have benefited from the workshop by learning how to be firm when presenting their expected salary. According to her, $tart $mart is mainly intended for women pursuing jobs right off of college and will be presented in an interactive manner with role playing and other activities.
“A lot of people don’t realize that there is a wage gap,” McCloud said. “If women don’t go in with the right confidence, they go in with the wrong salary.”
$tart $mart is free to female students with their Cougar Card.
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