UPOP really opened my eyes to the dynamics to expect within the corporate world. It was enlightening in that we dealt with business modules that were extremely applicable in the engineering world, from quality control, clarity of instruction, the impact of our decisions, and the effects of our actions in the supply chain. Not only this, but UPOP also taught me to speak up--to not be afraid to ask for more responsibility within the internship, to contribute to meetings, and to appreciate each person's role within the company. UPOP was a constant resource for me in which the staff were not only our teachers and mentors, but also our friends, making us feel welcome and giving a wonderful environment that we could run to in times of emergency, vent our frustrations, and just chat about our future careers as adults.
Class of 2009 UPOP Alum