By: EVA MONHAUT
Graduation is almost here and many students are beginning new chapters in their careers, transitioning from students to graduates trying to move up the employment ladder. When it comes to navigating the sometimes complex career world, there is a lot of crucial information that would be beneficial for students to know.
IU South Bend’s Career Services office is an available resource for students that offers a variety of services, whether students need help polishing their resume or applying for jobs. In addition, the Career Services office hosts a wide variety of campus wide events to help students prepare for their future careers.
On Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Rooms of the University Grille, Career Services is hosting “Tips for Salary Negotiation” in order to educate students on ways to approach salary increases. The session will be led by presenter Stacey Ball, who is the University Talent Acquisition Manager at Crowe and an IU South Bend Alumni.
Associate Director of Career Services, Kimberly Moore, believes that Ball has a lot of knowledge to share with students and stands as a wonderful example of IU alumni helping their fellow Titans, and encourages students to attend.
“Stacey was a graduate of IU South Bend and she is coming back to help current students. I think she serves a reminder for students when they graduate to pay it forward,” said Moore.
“This event is important for students because once you have a college education you start to face new bills and responsibilities. We want students to understand the art of salary negotiation and know how to do it properly,” added Moore.
Many students may be too afraid to ask for salary negotiations because they are worried it will cause them to lose job offers or that it is a hopeless cause. Ball wants students to realize the potential of negotiations for salary increases.
Moore also added a few general personal tips about salary negotiation and job offers.
“Always ask for at least two days to review a job offer do not accept immediately… make sure every area is covered not just salary but also your benefits,” advised Moore.
“I hope that students take away that their experience and knowledge has a value and that they do not always have to accept what the employers is giving them. The hard work they put in matters,” said Moore.
For more information on this event, visit Titan Atlas at https://titanatlas.iusb.edu/event/3089528.