UPOP was one of the things that had set my MIT education apart from those of my friends in other engineering schools. (During the summer after sophomore year, they were working as babysitters or cashiers while I had a research internship at Xerox.) The key is that UPOP got me thinking about a career path early on, and that put into perspective why I was going through this rigorous academic environment. Also I learned many things that helped me get more out of my first few work experiences.
Class of 2007 UPOP alum