about glint solar
July 9, 2021
Noor shares her experience as a Spring Intern with Glint Solar and discusses what she learned over the course of her internship.
Name: Noor Semaan
University: Tufts University
Field of Study: Engineering
Major / Concentration: Chemical and Biological Engineering (Undergrad) and Innovation and Management (Master’s)
Role at Glint: Business Development Spring Intern
I thought the company’s work was super interesting. Since I was young, I have been passionate about renewable energy and ways of making it more prevalent in society. Considering that the company’s main product de-risks the development of floating solar sites, I thought/continue to think it has great potential and can help companies make the transition into floating solar much quicker.
Most of the work I have been doing has been focused on market research: identifying and categorizing competitors, potential partners, and customers as well as finding ways of estimating the market size of the solar development industry.
Yes, I do enjoy working on a virtual team, as it allows individuals from all over the world to exchange ideas and work together. I learned that it is still possible to get to know each other, learn, feel part of a team, and get things done efficiently in the virtual world!
One of my favorite memories took place last Friday during our town hall meeting. I usually have class during that time and have not been able to attend those meetings. However, I was very happy I could participate last week; I enjoyed speaking/meeting everyone, learning about the work they are doing, while also sharing some of the tasks I have been working on and getting feedback on them.
I have had many takeaways from my internship so far. Besides learning more about the floating solar industry, I have gained knowledge and experience researching, organizing, and communicating information about competitors, partners, and customers. I have also learned the importance of asking questions (as obvious as that may seem). I did not know much about floating solar before this internship, but asking many questions has helped me learn a lot faster.
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