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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
Transforming Education through Research, Teaching, and Advocacy

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Successful education encompasses teaching and extends beyond the classroom to policy reform, research, mentorship, and innovation. This past summer these panelists explored several different avenues in education. Each experience helped play an integral role in shaping education through community outreach, teaching in early education, mentoring high school students and understanding the institution of higher education.Through these new experiences these students have gained the skills necessary to navigate the potential professional fields in which they hope to have careers.

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Amy Grillo

Visiting Lecturer in Psychology and Education, Mount holyoke College

Speakers
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Amalia Correia

Striving for a More Equitable, Quality Early Education and Care System in MA
This summer I interned with an advocacy nonprofit organization, Massachusetts Fair Share, in Boston, MA. I had the opportunity to work on four different campaigns, but my main focus was the Early Education campaign. Our two main focuses within this campaign was the bill drop for... Read More →
avatar for Sandi-Lynn Eshun

Sandi-Lynn Eshun

More Than a Counselor: a Mentor and Teacher to the Underprivileged Youth, Africana Studies and Psychology Major
Through Lynk, I had the opportunity to work with Upward Bound, a federal educational program that focuses on preparing primarily low-income and first-generation students for college. Upward Bound is a part of the TRIO program, initially launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964... Read More →
avatar for Haylea Hubacz

Haylea Hubacz

Asking All the Right Questions: A Look at Institutional Research in Higher Education, Statistics Major
This summer, I had the opportunity to have an internship in the office of Institutional Research, Evaluation and Assessment (IREA) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. During my time with IREA I was able to assist with research, peer review reports before... Read More →
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Kayla Ryan

Molding Young Minds: Learning Through Teaching, Psychology and Education Major
As someone interested in pursuing a career in education, I was determined to find an internship in a school setting--specifically early childhood education. I had the opportunity to spend my summer interning for Gorse Children’s Center located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. I primarily... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 2:45pm - 3:40pm
Kendade 303