Through UPOP I was able to secure an internship with Apple, a year earlier than would normally be possible. I was also extremely pleased to be the recipient of a $2000 grant when Apple was given a UPOP Excellence Award that year. As a result, I continued on at Apple for an internship after my Junior year. That I was able to secure such a prestigious job opportunity so early has opened many doors for me since that time. Although I have since changed careers and am now graduating from law school, those internships with Apple have helped me gain entrance to a top law school and secure a well-paid job at a top law firm upon graduation. In this time of economic instability, that kind of security has been an enormous help to me and was only possible because of UPOP.
Class of 2006 UPOP Alum