Student Application

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Hello Class of 2020! We're excited about your interest in UPOP!

Please note: UPOP is a program for MIT sophomores. For the Class of 2020, UPOP begins in fall 2017, the IAP workshops will be in January 2018, and the program wraps up in September 2017.

Please fill in all fields below and submit your application. The official deadline has passed, but you may apply to be on our waiting list.

If you have any trouble completing your application, please email with specific details of your problem.

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  2. Gender
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  1. UPOP requires participation in a weeklong, 40-hour course (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) over IAP. Please choose the week that works best for you, to the best of your knowledge at this time. You will be able to change your preference later in the fall semester.

  2. Priority is given to students who are able to make a strong commitment to attending one of the weeklong workshops over IAP. Please indicate your commitment level at this time:

  3. If you have other plans or activities you are considering, please list them here and explain how you plan to fit UPOP in.

    Note: There is an alternative workshop held over Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb 18-20, for students participating in select programs that keep them away from MIT over IAP, but which supplement UPOP learning objectives. Students must get approval from UPOP staff to participate in this workshop.

  1. What ideas do you have for your summer experience? You can share any ideas you have from specific companies to geographical location to industry to research, etc.

  2. What are you hoping to get out of UPOP?

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself (check all that apply)
  1. How did you hear about UPOP?

After you submit your application, you will receive an email asking you to upload a photo and a PDF of your resume (Note: your resume does not need to be perfect—we’ll help you get it there). You will need to do this to complete your application for UPOP.

*Clicking submit means that you understand that the weeklong workshop over IAP, or the approved, alternative Presidents’ Day weekend workshop, is a requirement for the program.