TurningScience seminars and workshops

How to be More Employable in the Private Sector

Learn how to build your private sector career!


Private Sector Career Training

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Seminar: How to be More Employable in the Private Sector – Learn five critical skills for getting hired and promoted in industry.

Seminar: Can a Scientist Find a Rewarding Career in Industry? – Scientists planning an industry career face unique challenges. Learn how your skills make you indispensable!

Seminar: Telling Better Stories with the Same Facts – Learn to talk about your research experience in a way that tells an industry hiring manager you are the problem solver they need!

Seminar: Designing Your Own Career Path in the Private Sector - Planning a private sector career can seem daunting. Learn how to build an exciting career that works for you!

Seminar: Genuine Networking – Many people hate networking, but if it feels cheap and sleazy, there’s something you need to learn.

Seminar: Driving Innovation through Team Staffing – STEM graduates are great at innovation. Here’s how they can help you build your business! (Designed for business schools)

Workshop: Essential Skills for a Career in Industry (Length: 6 hours) – This short-course expands on the popular “How to be more Employable in the Private Sector” seminar by digging into some critical industry topics such as corporate finance and project management.

Workshop: Telling Better Stories with the Same Facts (Length: 90 minutes to 3 hours) – This workshop expands on the seminar of the same name by adding interactive activities where participants learn to tell their own stories and efficiently communicate who they are. Workshop content can be customized to fit the desired duration.

Workshop: Start Your Career in the Private Sector! (Length: Full day) – This workshop combines the ‘How to be More Employable..’ and ‘Design your Own Career Path...’ seminars with a number of interactive exercises to help participants begin their own private sector career journeys.

Workshop: How to Get Research Funding from Industry (Length: 2 full days) – Research funding from the private sector is not pursued by many academic researchers, largely due to an uncertainty about what companies need and how to connect with them. This workshop provides practical advice on how to identify and build valuable and lasting private sector research collaborations. (Designed for postdocs considering academic careers)

Workshop: Hello Industry! (Length: 2 full days) – This workshop covers the full range of private sector career seminar topics listed above. The format is a blend of lecture, self-reflection worksheets, and interactive activities that give participants a solid and enjoyable head start on their private sector careers.

David is a traveling lecturer for SPIE and OSA:

 

David Giltner speaking at Washington University in St. Louis

Training for Established Technical Companies

Seminar: The Stage-Gate Product Development Process - Learn the most popular approach to bringing some consistency to bringing new products to market.

Seminar: Tactical Technical Problem Resolution - All companies have things go wrong. How the team handles these problems can make a big difference in their customer relationships and  their future business.

Workshop: Developing Profitable Technology Products (Length: Full day) – Many factors impact whether a product is ultimately successful or not. This short-course teaches the important fundamentals for developing products that will make money for your company.

Training for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Seminar: Can a Scientist be a Successful Entrepreneur? – Can a scientist really be a good entrepreneur?

Workshop: Developing Profitable Technology Products (Length: Full day) – Many factors impact whether a product is ultimately successful or not. This short-course teaches the important fundamentals for developing products that will make money for your company.

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