A perspective into the skills required in industry practice

Class of 2010 UPOP Alum

I can't say enough of what the UPOP program has been to me: first, it brought into perspective the various skills required in industry practice, that are often assumed to be tacit e.g communication skills and teamwork. Second, is the wealth of resources provided by the UPOP staff as far as alignment with a potential employer, industry etiquette, elevator pitching and advice on pretty much everything in the course of the internship. Last and definitely not least, the UPOP program helped me segue into the Bernard M. Gordon Engineering Program, which has so far been an invaluable tool in my career development as well as in understanding and developing skills as a better engineering leader.