Duration: 2 days
Course type: 20% theory, 80% practical examples
Trainer: David Giltner
Number of participants: Max. 12
How to hit the ground running in your private sector career: Knowing what you sign up for, making a successful transition and having a great start in the private sector.
So, you’ve decided to head out into the private sector to ‘turn science into things people need.’ Excellent choice! While the private sector is a very exciting and dynamic environment that is full of rewarding career options for scientists, it is also very different than the career path we were trained for. You will need to develop new work habits and learn some new tools to be successful. This course will give you a head start.
How is industry different than academia?
Finance- the language of business
Projects in Industry
Telling Better Stories with the Same Facts
Working with Sales
Designing your Career in the Private Sector
How to prepare now
Teams – Getting Help from Others
For larger audiences, the workshop content can be presented as an interactive talk.
David has commercialized photonics technologies for optical communications, remote sensing, scientific instrumentation, and industrial combustion monitoring applications. He is from the United States and has a PhD in Physics. In 2010 he published ‘Turning Science into Things People Need,’ which explored the careers of 10 scientists who have built successful careers in the private sector. In 2017 he founded TurningScience to help scientists learn the non-technical skills they need to transition effectively into industry careers. www.turningscience.com