In my university's internship system, students will be matched with employers through interviews, and students will receive offers contain salary information after being matched.
So I was matched with my employer for upcoming work term, yesterday the HR asked me what was my salary in my first work term, I told her it was $17 a hour. And to my surprise, I just received my official offer today, and the salary is exactly the same.
Some background: I did my first work term in first year, and I'm third year now going to do my third work term, the employers for my first work term and third work term are in same field, and I was tester for my first work term, will be developer for my third work term. Naturally, I was expecting a raise for my salary, but no, the salary is exactly the same.
So my question is, as a student, when my employer ask my salary for my previous work term, how should I properly respond? Also, should I and how do I communicate with them about salary when I'm already matched with them?