SUNY Potsdam plans April 7 workshop to help students negotiate starting salaries
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:41 am

POTSDAM -- “$tart $mart” salary negotiations workshops for area college students are set for Thursday, April 7 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam’s Student Union.

The three-hour workshop, sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women, the Women and Gender Studies Program and Career Planning at SUNY Potsdam, and the Associated Colleges, covers topics such as the gender earnings gap and strategies and techniques in negotiation, including how to estimate the salary individuals should earn given their qualifications and locations.

This is a sanctioned workshop by the national WAGE Project ( All participants will receive workshop handouts and the negotiations book, “Ask for It” by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever.

The workshop is open to all students from Clarkson, SLU, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam. Pizza and refreshments are included. Registration is required to attend. Contact Career Planning, [email protected], or Women and Gender Studies, [email protected].

Workshop leaders are SUNY Potsdam WGS students Emily Petrus and Lacey Conrad, Career Planning director Karen Ham, and SUNY faculty members Dr. Sharmain vonBlommenstein, Dr. Rebecca Gerber, Dr. Lisa Wilson, and Dr. Liliana Trevizan.

For more information contact Prof. Trevizan at [email protected] or 267-2026.

Since 2009, AAUW and the WAGE Projects have partnered to ensure that women graduating from college start their careers knowing how to negotiate for fair and equal pay. This partnership has offered $tart $mart Campus Negotiation Workshops to 500 college campuses over the last three years.