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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 • 2:45pm - 3:40pm
“Coding” Your Personal Brand in the Financial Industry

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What is it like to intern at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America with a computer science background? How did we get our internships? What are some tips to build good relationships with managers and senior employees during the internship? How do people stand out at financial firms of different cultures? We would like to share some of the unique lessons we learned during our internships. Our summer experiences in the financial industry provided us with lots of opportunities to network with people of various positions from other teams and divisions. We learned not only to maintain professionalism but also to build our personal brands that help our uniqueness shine through.

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Yueming Yang

Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science

Speakers
avatar for CiCi  Chen

CiCi Chen

Belielf in Yourself Is Always the Key: How Do You Find Yourself Valuable in a Forbes-500 Company?, Computer Science Major
| Why does financial industry need people with a computer science background? I got this question from people surrounding me all the time, ever since I decided to intern at Bank of America for the past summer. Throughout my experience with the bank, I understood the relationship... Read More →
avatar for Xuefei  Chen

Xuefei Chen

I Am Not Just Another Intern: Differentiating Myself at Morgan Stanley, Computer Science and Psychology Major
Chen interned at Morgan Stanley as a summer technology analyst this year. She helped build a voice recognition and verification software to protect the accounts of the company’s tens of thousands of clients. In addition to the project, she also participated in career-building activities... Read More →
avatar for Jessica  Feng

Jessica Feng

Conquering the Unknown: I Am Ready for More!, Computer Science & Math Major
What is it like to intern at one of the world’s largest banks as a computer science student who knew nothing about finance? This summer, I worked as a Technology Analyst at Bank of America in the greater New York City area. This opportunity provided me with experience in utilizing... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca  Kim

Rebecca Kim

Owning the Experience: Making the best out of your internship, Computer Science Major
What is it like to intern at Goldman Sachs? How do you brand yourself at such a big firm? As a Summer Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs, I learned not only to manage my own project and build a full-stack web application but also to build my personal brand among tens of thousands... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
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