Has anyone had success negotiating salary straight out of school? If you could go back how would you approach it?
Engineering field if it matters.
Every job I have had or been offered, the intial salary offer was just a starting point for negotiations. IF they want you, they will negotiate. It might not be a lot, and they might say sorry and that's the offer, but I would definitely ask. It's a business transaction for them. Of course the first offer is going to be low, so make a counter offer and see where it goes. As long as your counter offer is not insultingly high, you'll be fine.