Calendar

UPOP's yearlong program offers students a rich array of workshops, employer engagement events, and seminars all designed to help students actively design their careers.

Fall Semester

Jessica Jones

A great chance to hear from staff, students, employers, and program mentors about why half the sophomore class applies to UPOP every year.

A fun and interactive workshop to introduce students to the UPOPportunities.

Students meet 1-on-1 with staff to get to know the program and develop individualized action plans for meeting their professional goals.

UPOP staff deliver workshops and meet 1-on-1 with students to ensure they each have a professional résumé by the end of the semester.

Amy Bass

Event for students to recieve feedback and tips on résumé development from active employers.

Jessica Jones

Drop-in weekly events for current students to network with PostPOPpers who share their internship experiences and advice. And there's popcorn!

Amy Bass

Visits to local companies that include tours and Q & A’s with employers.

Jessica Jones

Students meet 1-on-1 with staff to create action plans to help them reach their goals of acquiring a summer internship.

Topics include résumés, cover letters, interviewing, internship search, using social media professionally, career fair preparation, networking tips and more!

Amy Bass

Practice interviewing and receive feedback from someone who hires interns!

Jessica Jones

Customized events featuring UPOP sponsor employers.

January (IAP)

Jessica Jones

A one-week intensive course of experiential learning that teaches the communication, problem-solving, and team development skills needed to succeed in the professional world.

Jessica Jones

The culmination of the UPOP weeklong workshop: a "mini career fair" just for UPOP students.

Spring

Drop-in hours for students to get their questions answered about the internship search, cover letters, resumes, and more, and of course, eat popcorn!

Amy Bass

Structured conversations with industry volunteers about topics relevant to emerging professionals.

Amy Bass

Visits to local companies that include tours and Q & A’s with employers.

Jessica Jones

Students meet 1-on-1 with staff to create action plans to help them reach their goals of acquiring a summer internship.

Topics include résumés, cover letters, interviewing, internship search, using social media professionally, career fair preparation, networking tips and more!

Amy Bass

Practice interviewing and receive feedback from someone who hires interns!

Jessica Jones

Customized events featuring UPOP sponsor employers.

Jessica Jones

Freshman get a chance to learn about why half the sophomore class applies to UPOP each fall.

Amy Bass

Final workshop before students leave for their internships. Presenters talk about navigating the workplace and making the most of their summer work experience.

Summer

Amy Bass

UPOP students put their skills to the test in summer internships!

Sharon Leary, Bethany Walsh, Amy Bass

UPOP staff visits many students at their internships to learn more about the company and internship experience. Staff also meets with current supervisors and recruiters to better understand their organizations and what future UPOP students need to know to be successful interns with their companies.

Jessica Jones

Two summer progress reports help students reflect on their summer internships, think critically about their career goals and interests, and make plans for the future.

Fall Wrap-up

Small-group meeting to reflect on the summer experience and package it into a concise elevator talk in preparation for the career fair.

Jessica Jones

One more UPOP-exclusive event for students to network with employers and practice UPOP skills.