UPOP Now

UPOP gives students the skills that are in hot demand by employers!  Learn more about how UPOP can fast-track the careers of MIT's sophomores. Applications for the Class of 2021 closed at the end of September 2018, but please join our active waitlist

Jessica Jones

"UPOP was illuminating!" said Gina Han ’19, a mechanical engineering major. "It opened up a lot of things for me ... UPOP really helped me navigate the career side of things, and helped me know how to work on a team, how to delegate roles, and clearly communicate."

Jessica Jones

Entrepreneurial UPOP alum credits UPOP and her mentor for setting her on "non-linear" career path.

As is true for many MIT sophomores, Victoria Gregory ’17 found that UPOP’s rich array of employer and mentor networking opportunities helped to set her on her career journey — though in entirely unexpected ways.

UPOP's teamwork training proved invaluable in Judy Wang's Optum internship

When UPOP sophomore Judy Wang ’19 interned at Optum, she drew extensively upon the collaborative skills she learned during her UPOP year.

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!

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