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Preparing for your Industry Career While Still in University

06 October 2022

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)

Working in industry is different than academic research in some important ways. Chances are, your advisor has only worked in academia and is not able to help you prepare for an industry career. I’ll give you some ideas for preparing for that career while you are still in university, so that you sound much more industry-ready in that first interview. Learning Outcomes This webinar will teach the participants the following: 1. How working in industry is different than academic research 2. Tools that industry uses but you probably haven’t learned in university 3. How to make your dissertation project sound more relevant to an industry hiring manager

About Our Speaker: David Giltner, TurningScience

David Giltner, TurningScienceDavid 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.


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