Non-Academic Job Offer & Salary Negotiations Workshop


Oct. 18, 2019, 3pm to 4pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 269


According to a study conducted by the staffing firm Robert Half, only 39% of workers said they negotiated their salary during their last job offer. The study also found that men were more likely to negotiate their salary compared to women (46% vs. 34%). While most employers would likely agree that salary negotiations are appropriate if done in a professional manner, many graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are afraid of this process or unsure how to initiate it. 

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Understand non-academic job offers from a variety of employment sectors, including what you should do when you receive a job offer and how to evaluate one
  • Learn strategies for how to negotiate your job offer to better set you up for success
  • Learn when it is most appropriate to bring up salary negotiations
  • Discuss what items are more negotiable than others

Professional Development Academy Program: Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program
Professional Development Academy Pillars: Career Prep
Learning Experience: Panel
Time Commitment: < 2 hours
Lifecycle Stage: Mid, Late Master’s & Mid, Late Doctoral

  • Tracy Sperry, Recruiting Manager, Robert Half Finance & Accounting
  • Teresa Sulit, Human Resources Director, Seven Hills Hospital
  • Greg Wilken, Founder, Endunamo Consulting

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

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Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

Graduate College and Career Services.