Local Events – Week of March 27

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Training Workshop:
Don’t miss the American Association for University Women  “A Start Smart Salary Negotiation” Workshop at WMU Career Services in Ellsworth Hall, Room 1401.

The Start Smart Workshop, with content provided by the American Association for University Women, is designed to prepare students to approach the job market with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits.

This spring the two-hour workshops will be offered at the following dates and times:

  • Monday, March 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Workshop attendees will learn:

  • How the gender wage gap affects their lives;
  • How to negotiate a starting salary to narrow the wage gap early in their careers;
  • How to articulate their value and improve lifelong earning potential;
  • How to benchmark salary and benefits; and
  • How to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs.

Registration is limited to 20 students per workshop. To register, visit the BroncoJOBS portal or email Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director of Career and Student Employment Services.

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2017 International Festival:
Make plans to attend the WMU Haenicke Institute for Global Education 28th Annual International Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 2 on the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Learn more here.

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Careers for Women in Medicine and Science:


Building Bridges Student Success Conference:
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Leaders Unplugged:
Leaders Unplugged is a five-day backpacking trip. Students will gain outdoor skills (no experience necessary), as well as challenge themselves both physically and mentally.

  • April 30 to May 4.
  • Cost: $25.
  • Transportation and some gear provided.
  • Learn more here.

Any questions about the Spring Leadership Retreat or the Leaders Unplugged program can be directed to: Kate Bates, Associate Director, Student Activities and Leadership Programs at (269) 387-2182.

Stand Up and March for Science and Climate Action:
Join the Union of Concerned Scientists and hundreds of thousands of others as they march together for strong and swift action to prevent the worst impacts of climate change: People’s Climate Mobilization, Sat., April 29, Washington, DC. Click here to participate.

WMU Night at Comerica Park
Save the Date: June 28, 2017 vs. the Kansas City Royals

Western Michigan University is excited to announce a partnership with the Detroit Tigers to hold the second annual WMU Night at Comerica Park on June 28, 2017 (Western Wednesday). Learn more here.

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