UPOP is a really good program. I think the biggest benefit for me was that it enabled me to work at a startup. UPOP helped me find a startup opportunity suitable for it, walked me through what to expect, gave me academic credit for it (which as an international student I needed for work permits) and provided a stipend since startup opportunities don't really pay. It also made me more professional for my summer experience.
Class of 2005 UPOP alum