Getting a job in industry is challenging...


But it's worth the hard work to get there!


The private sector is a lot different than university. To get hired and get promoted in industry, you have to learn some new working habits.

To do that, it helps to have guidance from someone who's been there.
TurningScience can help you get a job in industry
David Giltner, Career coach

I'm David Giltner...

...and I help scientists and engineers design and build rewarding careers in industry.

Technology in the private sector is such a wonderful place to work.  I know because I've worked there more than 20 years there myself.

It's not always easy, but it's always worth it.  Moving from academia where we were trained into the world of industry is challenging.  It requires that we learn new habits of thinking and working.  It requires we work with others in a way we never did before.

To learn how to do this, you need someone with experience.

I've been there.  And loved it.  It's amazing to me how much I've done and experienced in 20 years.

You can do it too.
And I look forward to helping you.

What do you want from your career?

How we can help you…

TurningScience: Industry Career Seminars


I travel frequently to give talks and workshops on how to find a job and build your career

TurningScience: Industry Career Mentoring

One-on-One Coaching

I’ll work with you one on one to build your resume, develop stories, and coach you on interviewing.

TurningScience Blog

Job Search and Career Advice

Videos and articles giving advice on finding a job and building a career in industry

Listen to others who have made it happen…

“David helped me to identify where my strengths were, and how to best communicate and present these values to potential employers. I was able to identify areas in my approach that were hindering me from presenting myself and my skill set as a valuable asset to the workforce.”

Justin Dokter, Design Engineer at Vergent Products

“I still remember the impressive speech you gave to us. Sharing your experiences in industry was very encouraging. Thank you for igniting me!”

G Chen, Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University

“Thank you very much for your advice, answers and feedback. I found it extremely valuable, especially because we rarely meet with someone as open and helpful as yourself.”

Simona P, Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, City College of New York

“The interviews that I got went well mostly because I had Better Stories prepared, as you outlined in your workshop.  Thanks for that!”

Michiel Callens, Applied Physicist, CLEARink Displays

“Hopefully we will see you at CCNY again. You left a great impression on students, everyone remembers your talk!”

Simona P., Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, City College of New York

“Thanks again for all your help! I really feel like success in my job search is due to the many things that I learned from you!”

Michiel Callens, Applied Physicist, CLEARink Displays

“Architecting your own career can be overwhelming, especially for those of us used to having all the answers.   David leverages a long and successful career in various industrial roles, and understands the patterns of thinking that the academically-trained fall into.  He addresses them thoughtfully by crafting solutions and guidance from the world of business, sales, and emotional intelligence.  This leaves you with the confidence to know you are heading in the right direction.”

Tanya Ramond, PhD Physics, CTO at York Space Systems
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