Life @ View - Summer Interns Contribute to Future of Dynamic Glass
With summer coming to an end, and back-to-school approaching, the View team would like to thank all our interns for their hard work, fresh thinking, and dedication over the past few weeks. We had the pleasure of working with a talented group of individuals who contributed to both the present-day and next generation of innovation from View.
The interns gained real world work experience by being assigned a project with support from their manager and mentors. They were encouraged to challenge the status quo and put forward new ideas - all while learning and living our corporate culture and mission of creating delightful human environments.
Irfan Sattar, who is attending Ohlone College, and Nikhil Trivedi, a mechanical engineering major from Santa Clara University worked on next generation user experience for the View control network which allows for customized and flexible grouping of individual windows, groups of windows, or even an entire façade.
Intern Showcase: Naveen Mirapuri, Engineering Intern
“The part of the internship that I found most unique and helpful was its fast-paced onboarding process!” said Nikhil Trivedi. “There was no sugar coating to what you were brought on to help with and I believe this challenged me to be at my best from the very start! I am hoping to learn and absorb as much information from management and other employees to steer me in the right direction for my future.”
“Working at View certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to gain invaluable training and skills that I would never learn in the classroom,” said Irfan Sattar. “I am extremely grateful that I was given the opportunity to mentored by the industry experts.”
Intern Showcase: Anna Chow, Engineering Intern
Ripley Lyster, an engineering intern from Carnegie Mellon, worked on API integration that will streamline hardware testing and improve scalability. He said, “I’ve enjoyed working at View because the company is so driven. Everyone in the company is willing to do anything for the greater good of their customer. It’s a very inspiring environment that motivated me to work and contribute to the continued success at View Dynamic Glass.”
Martial Mendenhall, an intern from Sierra College has spent most of the last few weeks on the road visiting customers with View’s Field Service Engineering (FSE) team. “To see a hot bright building go to a cool comfortable and relaxing place to be, without furniture or light fixtures or even AC is mind-blowing! Every time I work with View Dynamic Glass I feel like I find out something new that it can do or notice something interesting that I never noticed before!” said Mendenhall.
Intern Showcase: Nikhil Trivedi, Engineering Intern
In other projects, Nikhil Parmar from University of Illinois at Urbana Campaign and Suraj Shah from Ohlone College, joined the New Product Initiatives team to develop tools to ensure smart windows are functioning optimally and measure progress of installations.
Alex Sikand, a computer science major from Boston University worked on building energy and cost analysis too to enable sustainable design solutions.
And to keep all the interns and their projects on task, Naveen Mirapuri, an engineering intern from The Harker School, developed a workflow tool for interns to communicate with mentors and track both progress and roadblocks. He said, “Interning at View Dynamic Glass pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to learn invaluable skills that I did not learn in the classroom and will now take with me for the rest of my career. I was given exciting tasks and responsibilities that immediately integrated me as a part of the engineering team.”
Summer Interns with Rao Mulpuri, View CEO
The internship program plays a big role in View’s learning orientated culture. We believe change is constant and we’re always looking for new ways to innovate and lead.
This year’s program hosted 28 interns across our Milpitas, CA, Washington D.C. and Olive Branch, MS locations. Schools represented included Carnegie Mellon University, The Harker School, Santa Clara University, Boston University, San Jose State University, Ohlone College, University of Illinois, Sacred Heart Atherton (HS), Irvington High School, Sierra College, Drake University, University of San Francisco, Georgetown University, Musician Institute, University of Mississippi, University of Memphis, Kansas State University, Auburn University, University of California, Irvine and Brigham Young University.
A sincere thank-you to all our interns for your hard work this summer. We loved having you here and wish the best for your return to school and in any future endeavors!