In the past, I had always been afraid of the term "networking." The concept of taking initiative and meeting professionals was intimidating. Since being in UPOP, I've become more comfortable with meeting potential employers. The mock sessions were essential for me to practice using the skills I learned in UPOP with confidence. Using my UPOP experience, I was able to walk up to the chairman of a research company and introduce myself. As a result, I eventually accepted a wonderful summer internship overseas in Singapore! The time and effort of both the UPOP staff and MIT alums, who volunteer their time to mentor current students, have contributed greatly to my MIT education. Thank you!
Class of 2010 UPOP Alum