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At LEAP, nearly 300 Mount Holyoke students present about their internships and research experiences. You will hear from future policy makers, activists, entrepeneurs, data scientists, teachers, researchers, and market analysts. Most will tell stories of unmitigated success and transformative learning. Others will share details of unexpected challenges they faced, and how they were required to shift and adapt in response. Students worked in 42 countries in every imaginable field. They will discuss important issues of social justice, relate how they met challenges of communication and expression in new contexts, and talk about how to find and succeed in summer internships.

LEAP is designed to give students who aspire to undertake internships and summer research the opportunity to learn from their peers. It is also for the whole Mount Holyoke community where family, friends, faculty, staff and our alumnae come together to celebrate the work and contributions of the presenters.

We are hugely impressed by students in College 211 and inspired by their individual success and collective learning. Their work in bringing the LEAP Symposium to fruition was exceptional. We thank the faculty, staff, alumnae, donors, and internship and research providers whose contributions have make this event possible.

LEAP presenters: Congratulations.
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Friday, October 20 • 3:45pm - 4:40pm
Dive into a Finance Career from a Liberal Arts Education

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If you are considering a career in the financial sector, you should really know what you are getting into. This panel seeks to take you on a journey through careers across financial institutions around the globe, from hedge funds in Hong Kong to bulge bracket banks on Wall Street. By reflecting back on our summer experiences, we will show you how to adjust to long working hours, real-time feedback and exceed expectations on the job.

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Margaret Robinson

Julia and Sarah Ann Adams Professor of Mathematics

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Ani Gelashvili

A Problem Worth Solving: Summer on Wall Street, Math Major
As a mathematics student, I developed an aesthetic preference for theoretically elegant ideas that relate seemingly disjointed questions—hence my intention of pursuing a PhD program after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. But my summer as a Fixed Income Analyst at J.P. Morgan... Read More →
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Haojie Jiao

Never Stop Learning in Financial Sectors, Economics and Math Major
Joanna Jiao interned at Hamon Asset Management as an analyst for 8 weeks. Hamon is a privately-owned investment manager in Hong Kong, founded in 1989. The firm launches and manages equity mutual funds for its clients and invests in public equity markets of Asia. Joanna did industry... Read More →

Sarah Qin

What Is Harvard Business School?, Economics Major
MBA is so cliche..why would anyone want to do a MBA? Why is business school still there? What is venture capital and private equity ? I'm a music / biology major, and I want to become an artist / scientist. Why should I care about business/finance at all?
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Vincy Yu

Beyond Numbers: Working for a Hedge Fund, French & Statistics Major
Working buy-side in the financial industry is generally less common for undergraduate students. I will share my experience working for a buy-side hedge fund that focuses on the global market and discuss the following questions more in depth: 1. What is a hedge fund like? 2. How are... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 3:45pm - 4:40pm EDT
Cleveland L1