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.
UPOP's IAP Friday Networking Luncheons featured six new sponsors, dozens of new companies, and many UPOP-alums coming back as recruiters.
The luncheons, held over MIT's January Independent Activities Period, were among the biggest "career fairs" held on campus this spring. UPOP saw its largest employer engagement yet, with a total of 11 sponsors (six of them new) and more than 200 employers converging at Walker over the course of the two sessions held January 15 and January 29, 2016.
#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.
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.