UPOP was a tremendous experience. Not only did UPOP help get me an internship designing carbon fiber baseball bats at Easton Sports (Van Nuys, Calif.) but the skills I learned during the program have been invaluable though the rest of my career at MIT. During my junior and senior year I continued to work with the UPOP staff as an assistant during the IAP course. My fondest memory of my time with UPOP was the mentorship and friendship gained by their 'Open Door' policy. The entire staff is always willing to help a student with career advice, internship opportunities, or a simple piece of candy. It truly was one of the best parts of my MIT experience.
Class of 2008 UPOP Alum