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Jo Ivester '77, a frequent UPOP mentor-instructor, has published a moving and vivid memoir of her childhood growing up in a small, poor, all-black town in the Mississippi cotton fields.

"The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South" combines Ivester's own writing with the detailed journals her mother kept as she taught high...

Courtesy Pioneer

A week-long bus ride through the scorching terrain of southern Texas may not sound like an ideal summer getaway. But for the staff and interns of the oil and natural gas company Pioneer Natural Resources, it is the ultimate in “cool” road trips.

Jessica Jones

If there’s any one thing that alum Michael Szeto ’72 has learned, it’s “not to get too hung up on any specific plan or direction in your career. Whatever it is that you decide to do will work out, and probably not in the ways that you think.”

Courtesy of Students

#3 Pioneer's CEO Tim Dove ’79 became a UPOP mentor-instructor in January 2010. This led to a highly successful employer/intern relationship with UPOP, with several students interning at the Texas company since then.

#2Pioneer’s CEO Tim Dove ’79 became a UPOP mentor-instructor in January 2010. This led to a...

Jessica Jones

“Find what you want and go after it with all your passion,” advises Jen Pinson ’98. “Life’s too short to skirt by on the edges.” 

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