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.
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.
UPOP gives students the skills that are in hot demand by employers! Applications for MIT's Class of 2019 sophomores are now closed; Class of 2020 sophomores can apply starting mid-summer 2017. Learn more about how UPOP can fast-track your career.
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.