Students gave feedback from UPOP’s winter workshops: “This was the best decision I ever made,” “An invaluable experience," “It opened my eyes to a world of opportunity … I feel like I’ve made a worthwhile investment in the rest of my life.”
UPOP takes the "practice" part of its name seriously, and makes sure that our students have abundant opportunities to engage frequently and meaningfully with a wide range of employers, through field trips and on-campus networking and panel events.
Navigating the MIT Recruiting Maze: Part 2
How can companies stand out from the crowd when recruiting at MIT? What appeals to students—and what turns them off? Part 2 draws on interviews with students who talk frankly about what works and what doesn't when it comes to recruiting practices on campus.
Recruiting at MIT is like drinking from a firehose: employers, with thousands of corporate competitors, have to navigate the complexities of a decentralized campus. How do you find the students and staff contacts you are looking for from among student clubs, labs, departments, special programs, each with its own recruiting policies, procedures and time-frame? UPOP can both help your company stand out from the crowd, and provide a valuable resource for creating an effective MIT recruiting strategy.
The lessons of UPOP ring true for UPOP alum GiHun Choi ’17.
Network. Communicate. Never burn a bridge. These are all UPOP lessons that bio-engineering student GiHun Choi ’17, a UPOP alum, took to heart as he navigated his internship opportunities.
UPOP alum Frederick Daso ’17 has a new take on an old saying: It’s all about communication, communication, communication.
UPOP, he says, is a great place to hone your communication skills. “The goal of UPOP is to help students get hired more efficiently and navigate the career process at an early stage."
David Gomez ’17 worked at Sonos, Inc., in its Cambridge, Mass., office during the summer of 2015. David’s project involved creating a usage model of the NAND memory in Sonos players. Through this model he was able to give Sonos a better idea of how data gets stored on NAND in the players as well as assess the reliability risks posed by NAND memory failures.
A hundred years ago, MIT left its its Back Bay digs and headed over the Charles to new and spacious quarters in Cambridge. This calls for a celebration, and MIT is holding many events, including a sprawling Open House on Saturday, April 23, from 10 to 3.
Allison joined UPOP because she felt it was a good way to get a step up in the industrial world and to develop skills crucial to success.
“All these skills are so valuable—negotiation, communication, crucial conversations, how to work as a team, how to function as a project manager,” she says, “and UPOP is a really safe place to learn, practice and fine-tune them.”