The UPOP sophomore year is highly recommended as preparation for the elite Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program (GEL), which is for juniors and seniors.
The GEL program develops tomorrow's engineering leaders. Each year, more than 120 MIT undergraduates learn about engineering leadership through its innovative experiential and theoretical coursework, and practice and reflection exercises. GEL's approach is cohort-based, highly interactive, and continually shaped by input from students, educators and industry.
About two thirds of those accepted to the GEL Year 1 and GEL Year 2 programs are former UPOP sophomores.
Learn more about this extraordinary program for engineering leaders.
UPOP alums in the GEL program, clockwise from top left: Erin Bailie '15 helps out at the UPOP and GEL booths during Campus Preview Weekend; Jackie Simpson '14, Emily Hupf '14, and Vinati Kaul '14 celebrate graduating from GEL Year 2 (and MIT!); Victoria Jones '15 presents during an Engineering Leadership Lab; Alessandro Lira '15 shows off his GEL shirt