One of UPOP's longest-running sponsors and employer of UPOP students, Pioneer Natural Resources is virtually synonymous with the idea of “great UPOP internship experience.” From the numerous UPOP alums who have interned or accepted full-time roles with the company, to their engineers, alums and recruiters who engage with the program year-round, Pioneer and UPOP have partnered in nearly exclusive engagement and recruitment as activities since 2009, when Tim Dove ’79, president and COO, was persuaded to give up the warmth of a Texas January in exchange for Boston blizzards as a mentor-instructor for one of UPOP's weeklong intense experiential workshops--and he's been coming back ever since.
Pioneer also holds the record for largest number of UPOP sophomore summer interns who eventually accepted full-time roles upon graduation from MIT -- six and counting! Pioneer continues to hold exclusive on-campus events with UPOP students, participate in Networking Luncheons and mentoring of UPOP sophomores over January. Pioneer’s support of UPOP helps to keep the program thriving!
Pioneer Natural Resources is a large, Texas-based independent exploration and production company that is focused on helping to meet the world’s energy needs. It delivers industry-leading production and reserve growth through onshore, unconventional, oil and gas resource development in the United States.