When former MIT professor Marty Schlecht ’77 left 11 years ago to start the power-converter company SynQor Inc., he wanted to bring his entrepreneurial experiences back to MIT in any way possible. He began as a mentor-instructor with UPOP, and has hired several interns.
#3 Pioneer's CEO Tim Dove ’79 became a UPOP mentor-instructor in January 2010. This led to a highly successful employer/intern relationship with UPOP, with several students interning at the Texas company since then.
#2Pioneer’s CEO Tim Dove ’79 became a UPOP mentor-instructor in January 2010. This led to a highly successful employer/intern relationship with UPOP, with several students interning at the Texas company since then.
Advanced Electron Beams (AEB), in Wilmington, Mass., is revolutionizing green energy, one electron at a time.
"UPOP sophomores are really highly trained, highly developed, they communicate well, they are super bright, and incredibly ambitious."
Interning for Pioneer Natural Resources is like finding a whole company filled with willing mentors, says UPOP alum Andrew Sommer ’13.
Four UPOP students enjoyed working in the software industry this summer with annual sponsor company Ab Initio.
Jahnavi Kalpathy '17 had a fantastic internship at Tesla, and is one of dozens of UPOPers in Silicon Valley this summer.
"The UPOP program has been amazing, the preparation that they give the students is so important in letting them understand the professional environment."
A week-long bus ride through the scorching terrain of southern Texas may not sound like an ideal summer getaway. But for the staff and interns of the oil and natural gas company Pioneer Natural Resources, it is the ultimate in “cool” road trips.