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How to Network When You Hate Networking: A PDI and Physics & Astronomy Department Collaborative Event

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This In-person and Zoom event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty and staff!

Event located in Butchs Den, CUB L60 – Beverages provided


Many people hate networking. They hate it because they don’t enjoy making small talk just to get someone’s business card or a LinkedIn connection. They hate it because it seems cheap and transactional. They hate it because they tried going to a couple of ‘networking events,’ and it just seemed like a waste of time. If you can relate to any of these comments about networking, During his event, How to Network When You Hate Networking, Dr. David Giltner will assure you that these issues are all based on common ideas about networking that are just wrong. This seminar will help you see a much more positive view of connecting with people for the purpose of advancing your career and will give you some techniques for building your professional network that even introverts can do well. This webinar will teach the participants the following:

1. Why networking is so important for building a professional career

2. Creative ways to meet people who share their career interests and goals

3. Six steps that even introverts can use to build a valuable professional network


** Looking for a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Giltner to discuss networking opportunities and ideas to advance your career? Schedule a meeting with the link above! ** Limited Spots Avaliable**


Dr. David M. Giltner.

Dr. David Giltner has spent more than twenty years developing cutting-edge photonics technologies into commercial products in the fields of optical communications, remote sensing, directed energy, and scientific instrumentation. In 2017, he started TurningScience to help scientists of all disciplines working in the private sector as employees, entrepreneurs, or academic collaborators. David is the author of the books Turning Science into Things People Need and It’s a Game, not a Formula, and is an internationally recognized speaker and mentor on the topics of technology commercialization, product development, and career design. David has a BS and PhD in physics and holds seven patents in the fields of laser spectroscopy and optical communications. You can learn more about David on his personal website here.




Books By Dr. David Giltner:

Turning Science into Things People Need: Voices of Scientists Working in Industry
It’s a Game, Not a Formula: How to Succeed as a Scientist Working in the Private Sector






April 16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm