I couldn't be more pleased with [the UPOP intern's] contributions this summer. She came to us with only a basic understanding of the software languages and technologies that she was to use, yet she quickly came up to speed with little direct supervision. I understood that a student of her caliber would be very bright, but I was very impressed with the UPOP student's ability to learn new concepts and directly apply them to the project that we were working on. I often only needed to point her in a particular direction and she would work on her own to implement the necessary functionality or behavior. She never came to me with a problem without attempting to solve it herself, yet she was smart enough to know when to step back and ask questions when appropriate. I very much enjoyed working with [the student], and I would hire her again.
- Affirmed Networks summer 2014 internship supervisor