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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.
Friday, October 20 • 3:45pm - 4:40pm
Presenting Information through Interpersonal Connections (across the Globe)

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During each of our dynamic internships, we were responsible for researching and gathering information to present to our superiors and a specific audience, depending on the experience. Throughout all of our internships, we were required to formulate different creative platforms to present information. Our information was presented to a range of different target audiences, where ages and backgrounds varied depending on the internship. Although we did encounter challenges, they led us to learn new methods of conveying information to our designated audiences. Each internship required us to filter this information and exhibit this knowledge that we had acquired in an accessible and engaging form through either an online profile for an international university, a social media post, or an interactive lesson for younger children. This skill enabled each of us to learn how to engage with our desired audience.

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Kyley Butler

Creating Narratives: Learning to Communicate History Effectively, History Major
How do you condense pages of research into 200 words? What is the best way to engage an audience about material culture? How do I determine what information will be the most interesting to a broad range of people? These are the key questions I had to take into consideration as I wrote... Read More →
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Virginia Guerra

Lost in Translation: Navigating through Cultural Norms, International Relations Major
This summer, I interned at Università Ca 'Foscari in Venice, Italy in the International Relations Unit. During my internship, I evaluated international universities that were interested in entering exchange partnerships with the university. Once these partnerships were established... Read More →
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Katrina Meserve

Creative Strategies for Children from Coast to Coast, Environmental Studies Major
Creative growth begins when one is able to transform the way they learn in new ways. This process of growth is constantly being seen in the way children problem-solve and strategize where play can be incorporated with deduction and reasoning skills as well as inventive and innovative... Read More →
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Thanh Mai Nguyen

The World of PR/Marketing: That Agency Life, Economics Major
“So, what exactly do you do?” Working for a marketing agency, you’ll hear this question all the time. This summer, I was a Junior Executive Intern at Jolen Consulting, a full-service marketing agency based in Vietnam. Here, we handled all the PR and marketing activities according... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 3:45pm - 4:40pm
Kendade 303