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 sophomores learned a new and creative approach to problem solving and project management during UPOP’s three winter Team Training Workshops. “Team Creativity” incorporates Edward DeBono’s Six Thinking Hats into a structured brainstorming activity, demonstrating a way to manage a project while maximizing group brainstorming effectiveness.
Dozens of UPOP students took advantage of our popular fall Mock Interview Nights, where seasoned industry volunteers interview our students for mock jobs, offering them valuable feedback so that they are well prepared for their internship search.
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.
Interviews can be daunting for students! You might be brilliant at coding or CRISPR, but you’re anxious about “What do I say? What do I NOT say? What do I wear? What do I do with my hands?” The simplest worries can prevent you from being your relaxed, authentic self in an interview. Let’s fix this!
Navigating the Recruiting Maze: Part 3
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.
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.
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.