Designing Your Industry Career Path and Genuine Networking Workshop

Are you thinking about a career in industry but are not sure how to start? Does the thought of networking make you cringe? Don’t worry! David Giltner, PhD, author, speaker and career mentor will be here on September 25th to teach postdocs a step-by-step approach to designing a career path in the private sector and how to network in a genuine way.

In part 1, participants will learn five critical elements of designing a career in industry:

1. Determine your Strengths
2. Define your Target
3. Tell Great Stories
4. Build your Network
5. Thinking Big

In part 2, participants will learn a six-step process for building effective professional relationships.

Learn more and read David’s blog at

Visiting postdocs and graduate students are welcome to participate. Space is limited so sign up today at the Postdoc Events RSVP page.

Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location:  Building 446 Auditorium
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Designing Your Own Career Path in the Private Sector
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Networking Break
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Genuine Networking

About the Speaker:

David Giltner is the author of the book Turning Science into Things People Need, 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 companies, including JDS Uniphase and Ball Aerospace. David has a BS and PhD in physics and holds six patents in the fields of laser spectroscopy and optical communications.


About Kristene Henne

Kristene “Tina” Henne is Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead for the Argonne Leadership Institute. In this role, she facilitates the postdoc appointment process, postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues.
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