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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.” 

UPOP staff

When former MIT professor Marty Schlecht ’77 left 11 years ago to start the power-converter company SynQor Inc., he wanted to bring his entrepreneurial experiences back to MIT in any way possible. He began as a mentor-instructor with UPOP, and has hired several interns.

Sharona Jacobs

Barry Bronfin ’60, a long-time UPOP mentor instructor, advises budding entrepreneurs to "Just go for it," and "Learn from experience."

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