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Two of the Alumni Association's five annual awards for 2015 will go to UPOP mentor-instructors: the Great Dome Award, and the Henry B. Kane ’24 Award.

Image courtesy Andrew Sommer

Interning for Pioneer Natural Resources is like finding a whole company filled with willing mentors, says UPOP alum Andrew Sommer ’13.

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"UPOP sophomores are really highly trained, highly developed, they communicate well, they are super bright, and incredibly ambitious."

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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...

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#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...

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