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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 • 4:45pm - 5:40pm
Diversity within Veterinary Medicine

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The veterinary field can be divided into infinite subgroups depending on specialties and unique applications. A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine can open up a variety of pathways for any new veterinary school graduate. Though connected by a common passion, these specialties come with their own set of challenges and rewards. In this panel, four pre-vet students who worked across the U.S. and around the globe speak about how they found their experiences to be varied across disciplines. From South African wildlife to small animal house calls, from working with canines to local clinics, they explored diversity within the veterinary field. Despite all of these dissimilarities, these individuals also discovered countless parallels within their summer work. The majority of these resemblances stem from a combined interest in medicine and a love for animals.

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Diana Choi

A Call for Animal Lovers: Internship at House Call Veterinary Services, Biology Major
Interested in learning about an alternative veterinary career path? House call veterinary services is a mobile veterinary practice treating exclusively cats and dogs, providing quality medical care for your pet in a home environment, from minor allergy problems to chronic diseases... Read More →
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Stella Elwood

Dog Wrangler Extraordinaire: My Summer as a Veterinary Intern, Biology Major
I spent the summer interning at Randolph Animal Hospital, a small animal clinic close to my hometown. During the internship, I trained to take on the duties of a veterinary technician, meaning that I spent much of my time taking patient histories, assisting with appointments, restraining... Read More →
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From South Hadley to South Africa: Connecting Veterinary Experiences at Home and Abroad, Biology Major
This past summer I traveled to the Eastern Cape, South Africa, where I worked as a veterinary intern. While there, I learned from and assisted veterinarians in a variety of environments, including wildlife game reserves, industrial and small-scale farms, and in small and large animal... Read More →
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Grace Wheeler

Specialized Care for Working Canines, Biology Major
Grace is studying to become a veterinarian specifically for working canines, because she believes working dogs’ indispensable daily performance requires specialized medical care. In order to learn more about this specific interest, Grace did her summer internship with The Seeing... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 4:45pm - 5:40pm EDT
Cleveland L1