Ryan Koeppen ’19, was drawn to UPOP, MIT’s Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, because of its one-of-a-kind attention dedicated to sophomores—who are largely unnoticed by employers in top-industry fields.

UPOP prepared Gina Han '19 for the job-search process in ways that she appreciated only in retrospect—and it stood her in good stead when her junior internship fell through at the last minute and she had to start the job search from scratch.

Entrepreneurial UPOP alum credits UPOP and 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.

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