Here is a thread that might interest young folks looking for opportunities in a growth sector.
Giga is running an interesting article about Bloom Energy, an energy start up with rather impressive credentials. Summing up the article, Bloom has developed second generation fuel cell technology that doubles its fuel cell output capacity in the same footprint. It also is about to double its production, setting up a new facility in the northeast US with a whopper of a new contract to supply energy to Delmarva in Delaware (my home state). The video interview walks through this background in a nice relaxed way. Impressive stuff. I thought - this is the kind of company that offers interesting job opportunities.
Hmmm … Bloom has been mainly active in California. It is expanding to the east coast. What about international expansion? Well, from its web site you find that Girish Paranjpe is Managing Director of Bloom Energy International. Girish has impressive credentials from Wipro. Wipro? Sure. They do consulting (and have experience in the energy and banking sectors) with an emphasis on HR. But as I took a look at Bloom’s website I didn’t see a strong international focus — yet. But I did see this - an ad for an internship in Europe
International Business Development Summer MBA Intern
Interesting. Here is the job description
MBA interns will work closing to create a business model for multiple European countries and business cases for particular clients. This will include: understanding of local energy markets and incentives, taxation, assessing deal feasibility, selecting project geographies, the financial structuring of a project, assisting in capital raising process (both equity and debt), due diligence, all the way through to the closing process.
The MBA intern will work closely with Bangalore and Sunnyvale and California teams. The intern will be expected to work out of a European country in a home-office setup, with frequent travel expected.
Sounds like a major challenge for an intern but cool. And there is this posting for a summer legal intern to assist in US expansion. Here is the qualification set
The Intern should be technologically savvy, eager, and motivated to learn. The candidate’s technology background should enable them to quickly learn to manipulate and navigate various software platforms, including SpringCM and Merrill DataSite. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential for this position, along with great visual presentation skills. The candidate should be proactive, detail oriented, and able to think critically. Certain projects will require the Intern to work independently, and team collaborations will be needed for other projects. Due to various projects being deadline driven, this candidate should have the skills to manage time and projects efficiently, as well as perform exceptionally under pressure.
SpringCM and Merill Datasite? Memo to file - get to work mastering those. My point — to get ahead these days, young people need access to this kind of information about where opportunities are and what they look like. Also we need to keep in mind that this type of job market will change pretty rapidly. I wonder what kind of platforms are tracking this stuff …
A quick Google search for
job opportunities international business
produced a nice white paper from Columbia SIPA. Good advice, but it doesn’t look like much of a tracking tool. Employment News Weekly is number 2. Again a lot of text here but not much tracking. Going down the list, The Riley Guide looks a bit more like a tracking tool. Interesting.