Designing Your Own Career Path in the Private Sector
10 August 2022
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)
Scientists and engineers often struggle to plan a private sector career. Most of our professors have no experience designing an industry career path and can’t help us. I recall my own advisor telling me “If you go into industry, you are on your own!” But it’s not as hard as it seems to design a career path that is exciting, rewarding, and most of all, fits your own personal strengths and interests. In this webinar Dr. Giltner will teach you the process. Dr. Giltner has used his own career and have taught to many others.
About Our Speaker: David Giltner, TurningScience
David M. Giltner is the author of the books Turning Science into Things People Need: Voices of Scientists Working in Industry and It’s a Game, not a Formula: How to Succeed as a Scientist Working in the Private Sector and is an internationally recognized speaker and mentor for early career scientists and engineers seeking careers in industry. He has spent the last 20+ years commercializing photonics technologies in a variety of roles for both very large and very small companies.David began lecturing on private sector careers in 2010. In 2017 he started TurningScience to provide tools and advice for making the transition from academia into the private sector. In addition to his private sector career mentoring, he mentors startup teams and teaches entrepreneurs how to bring their technology to market and develop successful new products. David has a BS and PhD in physics and holds seven patents in the fields of laser spectroscopy and optical communications.