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Salary Negotiation

Melissa Ruggiero

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Whether you’re interviewing for a new job or you’re ready to ask for a raise in your current job, salary negotiation is always an uneasy topic. Melissa Ruggiero comes to CPX: Refresh with over twenty years of experience as a career counseling specialist and is ready to share what she’s learned helping countless individuals of all stages in their careers. This session will consist of a presentation followed by a Q&A where attendees can ask their specific questions about salary negotiation; either as an employee or employer.

During this session, attendees will:

  • Learn the best practices and techniques for negotiating salaries whether it is asking for a raise or as a new hire

  • Ask their questions as it may pertain to their specific situation and hear answers from an experienced source

Melissa Ruggiero (she/her), Sr. Associate Director of the UB Career Resource Center has been a career counseling professional for 20+ years on both university and community settings. She has been influential in helping individuals at various ages, phases in their professional careers and in numerous career fields and industries.  For the last 10 years, Melissa has been the lead for all graduate level student career advising at the prestigious AACSB International accredited and nationally ranked University at Buffalo School of Management. Prior to helping MBA and MS business students find their passion and preparing for their futures, Melissa ran the school’s credit-bearing internship program.  Melissa began her career at UB working with students across all majors with a special emphasis on engineering students. Working with the community has been very important to Melissa, from her beginnings volunteering at Everywoman Opportunity Center. As a Leadership Buffalo ’15 grad, Melissa volunteers for the LBYouth program, and is active on boards, include her high school alma mater’s Academy for Digital Media. Melissa earned her bachelor of arts in psychology and her master of education for the University at Buffalo, lives in Hamburg, NY with her partner Andrew and son Sam.

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