Screen capture of WAGE Project Get Even Video on YouTubeAccording to the WAGE Project, over the course of her working life, a woman will earn $1 million less than a man simply because she is a woman.

In partnership with the WAGE Project and in collaboration with the Wright State University Women's Center and the Division of Student Affairs, Career Services offers Start Smart workshops designed to teach women negotiation techniques to achieve pay equity.

October 2012 AAUW Report: Graduating to a Pay Gap »

Media coverage of Start Smart

Wright State Newsroom, April 5, 2013: Female Student Professionals to collaborate in Start Smart Workshop

NerdScholar, April 3, 2013: NerdScholar's Five Favorite Colleges who Teach Women Salary Negotiation Skills

Wright State Newsroom, May 4, 2011: Start Smart trains savvy women

Dayton Daily News, January 29, 2011:Advocates not ready to sing about women's gains

General Admission Workshops

Participate in a General Admission Workshop

Occasionally during the academic year, Career Services offers general admission Start Smart Workshops.

Availability of these workshops is posted on our Events Calendar and in The Wright Search.

Participants in Start Smart must register in advance.

The design of this program requires students to be present for the entire program period of two and a half hours.

If you are unable to attend for the full two and a half hours, from start to finish, look through our calendar for the same program offered at a convenient date and time.

To register, follow these steps:

  1. Visit The Wright Search instruction page
  2. If you are a new user, choose Create an account
    Returning users choose Log in to your existing account and log in with UID and Campus PIN
  3. In The Wright Search, Choose Career Events tab
  4. Search for upcoming events (leave blank to see all events for next quarter)
  5. Select Register

If no Start Smart workshops appear in The Wright Search event listings, then there are no currently scheduled workshops.

To register for currently scheduled workshops, visit your account in The Wright Search

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Workshops by Request

Schedule a Special Interest Group Workshop

Career Services schedules Start Smart workshops at the request of faculty, staff, club officers or other group leaders who will arrange participation by 18 or more students.

The design of this program requires students to be present for the entire program period of two and a half hours.

Special interest groups, faculty, staff and administrators who have a qualifying group and would like to schedule a workshop, call (937) 775-2556 or email

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