UPOP jump-started my career. The UPOP team helped me get my first technical internship, even though my qualifications were slim. Besides teaching interpersonal skills, it showed me that there are many different ways to incorporate my engineering background to the real world. Currently, I have a managerial role in the IT department of a construction supplier. Away from work, I work for my community as an adviser to a high school colleg- bound program and as a board member on a foundation that finances school and health projects. I owe a debt of gratitude to UPOP for having me seriously consider what I wanted to do post-MIT and for what I'm doing now, which I love.
Class of 2007 UPOP alum