Interview: Noor Semaan, Glint Intern



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

1. What drew you to Glint Solar?

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.

2. What are the typical day-to-day tasks of a business development intern at Glint?

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.

3. As a global company, Glint conducts most of our meetings virtually. Do you enjoy working on a virtual team? What have you learned?

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!

4. What is your favorite memory with the team?

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.

5. What’s the biggest takeaway from your internship?

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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