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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.

Photo | Courtesy Fred Daso

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...

Photo | Courtesy David Gomez

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...

Photo | Courtesy Anuj Khandelwal

Anuj worked in the Advanced System and Capabilities group at Lincoln Laboratory, developing the embedded system for a UAV payload. UPOP's training in teamwork, communication and presentation skills proved very useful!

Photo | Courtesy Chelsea Edwards

Chelsea's project at LiquiGlide focused on assessing and optimizing the functionality, affordability, and chemistry of the LIS coating for a wide range of viscous agrochemicals; designing experimental performance metrics; and engineering improved methodologies for coating application. 

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