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Student Profile: Judy Wang ’19

UPOP's teamwork training proved invaluable in Judy Wang's Optum internship

When UPOP sophomore Judy Wang ’19 interned at Optum, she worked on data-lakes, chatbots, learned how technology innovation is being applied to improve costs and outcomes in healthcare—and drew extensively upon the collaborative skills she learned during her UPOP year.

“If you’ve seen technology in the healthcare system, Optum has probably touched it,” said Judy, a materials science and engineering major with a keen interest in consulting and coding.

Navigating the Maze: What the Students Think

Navigating the Recruiting Maze: Part 3

Recruiting at MIT is like drinking from a firehose: employers, with thousands of corporate competitors, have to navigate the complexities of a decentralized campus. How do you find the students and staff contacts you are looking for from among student clubs, labs, departments, special programs, each with its own recruiting policies, procedures and time-frame?  UPOP can both help your company stand out from the crowd, and provide a valuable resource for creating an effective MIT recruiting strategy.

Navigating the Maze: What the Students Say

Navigating the MIT Recruiting Maze: Part 2

Recruiting at MIT is like drinking from a firehose: employers, with thousands of corporate competitors, have to navigate the complexities of a decentralized campus. How do you find the students and staff contacts you are looking for from among student clubs, labs, departments, special programs, each with its own recruiting policies, procedures and time-frame?  UPOP can both help your company stand out from the crowd, and provide a valuable resource for creating an effective MIT recruiting strategy.

Navigating the Maze: Effective Strategies

Navigating the MIT Recruiting Maze: Part 1

Recruiting at MIT is like drinking from a firehose: employers, with thousands of corporate competitors, have to navigate the complexities of a decentralized campus. How do you find the students and staff contacts you are looking for from among student clubs, labs, departments, special programs, each with its own recruiting policies, procedures and time-frame?  UPOP can both help your company stand out from the crowd, and provide a valuable resource for creating an effective MIT recruiting strategy.

Student Profile: GiHun Choi ’17

The lessons of UPOP ring true for UPOP alum GiHun Choi ’17.

Network. Communicate. Never burn a bridge. These are all UPOP lessons that bio-engineering student GiHun Choi ’17, a UPOP alum, took to heart as he navigated his internship opportunities.

“I wouldn’t have met Carl without UPOP, that’s for sure,” says Choi of Carl Beckett SM ’02, who became his supervisor at Covaris, Inc. Eventually.

Student Profile: Frederick Daso ’17

UPOP alum Frederick Daso ’17 has a new take on an old saying: It’s all about communication, communication, communication.

Daso, a rising senior majoring in aerospace engineering with a minor in political science, has abundant opportunities to put this into practice as LinkedIn’s MIT Campus Editor—and at least one of his posts has had more than 100,000 views.

Now in his fourth consecutive internship with The Boeing Company (yes, straight out of high school), Daso has some useful observations for those considering UPOP:

Student Profile: David Gomez ’17

David Gomez ’17, computer science

Internship: Sonos Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

David Gomez ’17 worked at Sonos, Inc., in its Cambridge, Mass., office during the summer of 2015. David’s project involved creating a usage model of the NAND memory in Sonos players. Through this model he was able to give Sonos a better idea of how data gets stored on NAND in the players as well as assess the reliability risks posed by NAND memory failures. 

Student Profile: Allison Hallock ’16

Allison M. Hallock ’16, majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in biology.

Internship: Pioneer Natural Resources, Denver, Colorado

Allison joined UPOP because she felt it was a good way to get a step up in the industrial world and to develop skills crucial to success.

“All these skills are so valuable—negotiation, communication, crucial conversations, how to work as a team, how to function as a project manager,” she says, “and UPOP is a really safe place to learn, practice and fine-tune them.”