How to be More Employable in the Private Sector


A talk by: David Giltner

Length: +/- 45 – 60 minutes

Working in industry is very different than working in academia! An advanced degree in science or engineering gives you many technical skills that are valuable in the private sector, but this is only 90% of what you need to be successful. That missing 10% is very important, and it is not taught in university.

Being successful in industry, either as an employee or an entrepreneur, requires understanding what behavior is rewarded, and developing new habits accordingly.

In this seminar I discuss some important ways that industry is different than academia, and I use stories from my own career to illustrate exactly why these differences are so important.

This talk will leave you with three important takeaways:

1.     4 important ways working in industry is different than academia

2.     5 essential habits that successful engineers learn quickly

3.     1 very useful technique for making difficult decisions and accelerating your career

Make these habits part of your daily working life and you will be much more employable and successful in the ‘real world.’