Calendar

UPOP's yearlong program offers students a rich array of workshops, employer engagement events, and seminars all designed to help students actively design their careers.

Fall Semester

Information Sessions

A great chance to hear from staff, students, employers, and program mentors about why almost half the sophomore class applies to UPOP every year. 

Welcome/Orientation Workshops

Our "Welcome/Orientation" workshops introduce students to UPOP syllabus and the many opportunities available to them via UPOP throughout the coming year.

Coaching Sessions

Students meet 1-on-1 with staff to get to know the program and develop individualized action plans for meeting their professional goals.

Professional Résumé Building

UPOP staff deliver workshops and meet 1-on-1 with students to ensure they each have a professional résumé by the end of the semester.

Employer Résumé Reviews

Event for students to recieve feedback and tips on résumé development from active employers.

POPcorn Fridays

Drop-in weekly events for current students—with popcorn! These informal events feature many MIT resources that will help the students in their internship search and on the internships themselves. Often, UPOP alums come to share their internship experiences and give advice.

Company Field Trips

Visits to local companies that include tours and Q & A’s with employers.

Company Field Trips

Visits to local companies that include tours and Q & A’s with employers.

Summer Internship Search Coaching

Students meet 1-on-1 with staff to create action plans to help them reach their goals of acquiring a summer internship.

Summer Internship Search Coaching

Students meet 1-on-1 with staff to create action plans to help them reach their goals of acquiring a summer internship.

Professional Development Workshops

Topics include résumés, cover letters, interviewing, internship search, using social media professionally, career fair preparation, networking tips and more!

Professional Development Workshops

Topics include résumés, cover letters, interviewing, internship search, using social media professionally, career fair preparation, networking tips and more!

Employer Mock Interviews

Practice interviewing and receive feedback from someone who hires interns!

Employer Mock Interviews

Practice interviewing and receive feedback from someone who hires interns!

Sponsored Industry Events

Customized events featuring UPOP sponsor employers.

Sponsored Industry Events

Customized events featuring UPOP sponsor employers.

January (IAP)

IAP Team Training Workshops

A one-week intensive course of experiential learning that teaches the communication, problem-solving, and team development skills needed to succeed in the professional world.

Employer Networking Luncheons

The culmination of the UPOP weeklong workshop: a "mini career fair" just for UPOP students.

Spring

POPcorn Fridays: Ask Staff

Drop-in hours for students to get their questions answered about the internship search, cover letters, resumes, and more, and of course, eat popcorn!

Industry Rotations

Structured conversations with industry volunteers about topics relevant to emerging professionals.

Company Field Trips

Visits to local companies that include tours and Q & A’s with employers.

Company Field Trips

Visits to local companies that include tours and Q & A’s with employers.

Summer Internship Search Coaching

Students meet 1-on-1 with staff to create action plans to help them reach their goals of acquiring a summer internship.

Summer Internship Search Coaching

Students meet 1-on-1 with staff to create action plans to help them reach their goals of acquiring a summer internship.

Professional Development Workshops

Topics include résumés, cover letters, interviewing, internship search, using social media professionally, career fair preparation, networking tips and more!

Professional Development Workshops

Topics include résumés, cover letters, interviewing, internship search, using social media professionally, career fair preparation, networking tips and more!

Employer Mock Interviews

Practice interviewing and receive feedback from someone who hires interns!

Employer Mock Interviews

Practice interviewing and receive feedback from someone who hires interns!

Sponsored Industry Events

Customized events featuring UPOP sponsor employers.

Sponsored Industry Events

Customized events featuring UPOP sponsor employers.

Freshmen Open House

Freshman get a chance to learn about why half the sophomore class applies to UPOP each fall.

Summer Sendoff

Final workshop before students leave for their internships. Presenters talk about navigating the workplace and making the most of their summer work experience.

Summer

Summer Work Experience

UPOP students put their skills to the test in summer internships!

Site Visits

UPOP staff visits many students at their internships to learn more about the company and internship experience. Staff also meets with current supervisors and recruiters to better understand their organizations and what future UPOP students need to know to be successful interns with their companies.

Progress Reports

Two summer progress reports help students reflect on their summer internships, think critically about their career goals and interests, and make plans for the future.

Fall Wrap-up

Closing Conferences

Small-group meeting to reflect on the summer experience and package it into a concise elevator talk in preparation for the career fair.

UPOP "Fall Farewell" Networking Event

One more UPOP-exclusive event for students to network! Delicious buffet and many employers!