UPOP emphasizes skills important to success as an engineer

Class of 2008 UPOP Alum

UPOP emphasizes that communication, teamwork, and personal skills are very important if you wish to succeed as an engineer. This is a great contrast to the MIT-imbued attitude of "if I can build it, they will come." Great engineering skills are only a small part of what it takes to succeed in the real world, and I think it's important to have a program at MIT that focuses on developing and raising awareness about other aspects of life that are just as important in determining one's career success.