Salary negotiation is an art. It requires that you do your homework on what the market trends are while also considering geographical locations and your worth and value to the organization. Manage your expectations and never be the first to name a figure. There is an abundance of information about negotiating salary, but to get you started review our online workshop Evaluating Job Offers and pages 52-53 of the Career Development Guide.
Each year we survey UMBC students about their post graduation plans relating to employment and graduate school.
Know your worth! Enter the job search and salary negotiation processes with concrete data. The National Association of Colleges and Employers publish national data on entry-level salaries for both undergraduate and graduate students. These numbers are available by major, industry and position. Abbreviated results are posted here. The complete, quarterly report is available only to subscribing NACE members, meaning you would have to make an appointment to meet with one of our Career Advisors, for them to look up this information for you.
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