Meet Tindra and Sudhir from Green Boom.
Green Boom is one of our member companies that took part of our internship program and hosted a Swedish intern. Read our interview to learn more about their experience.
Tell us about yourself:
My name is Tindra, and I am 22 years old and I grew up in Borås, Sweden. In June, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Jönköping international Business School. After graduation, I moved to Atlanta to work as a trainee at Green Boom.
Tell us about your impression of Atlanta:
It definitely exceeded my expectations. I think it is a great, vibrant city with a variety of activities, restaurants and availability to meet new people. You definitely notice the southern hospitality. It is a big spread-out city, which can make it hard sometimes to get around without a car, so Uber and the MARTA have become my new best friends.
Working for a start-up is remarkable to me, as I get a deep insight into the business and get to do a multitude of tasks. That has made me more hands on and more explorative in finding solutions, as there are no manuals to follow. But most apparent is to take advantage of networking at all times and be responsive.
About Green Boom
We manufacture 100% biodegradable and non-traceable oil absorbents used to clean up oil spills at sea, on land or industrial environments. It is a very niche industry. We work with clients everywhere in the world but primarily the US, the Middle East and in Europe. So we work all hours of the day, because we might just wake up and our clients in the Middle East get off work.
Best thing with a trainee?
Everyone at Green Boom has something different that they bring to the table. For instance Dr Deng and I are both scientists, Parker manages the sales operations, whilst David handles the day-to-day operations. There have been a lot of positive things about having a trainee at Green Boom. Tindra being straight out of school, being from a different country has brought some insightful perspectives on our sales team and Green Boom as a whole.