A survey of 8,000 new graduates and 700 employers revealed that only 38 percent of respondents negotiated with their employers upon receiving a job offer. Although hiring managers expected to negotiate at that stage, most graduates did not engage in negotiation.
To prepare students to confidently negotiate their first job offer, Maureen McKinney, GM of Operations at Microsoft in Reno, Nevada, will guest speak at the “First Job Negotiation Workshop” presented by Women in Tech (WiT), from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the Basin Street Club in Mackey Stadium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
“Salary negotiation should not be an intimidating process,” K.D. Joshi, professor of information systems, said. “With the right preparation, students can confidently engage in salary negotiation starting with their first job offer.”
WiT is an initiative focused on providing leadership, programming and support, to improve the representation and broaden the participation of women in technology careers. Spearheaded by the College of Business, WiT was established in September 2020 through the generous philanthropy of Maureen T. Mullarkey-Miller ’88 MBA and Steven Miller.