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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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Diana Choi

Biology Major
A Call for Animal Lovers: Internship at House Call Veterinary Services
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 such as diabetes. I attended home visits along with the veterinarian and her technician, restraining and diagnosing ill animals, communicating with clients, and giving medications and injections. Through the scientific knowledge and practical communication skills I learned at Mount Holyoke, I found myself easily established in the work environment, and this unique opportunity further prepared me for my remaining pre-veterinary work on campus. The internship in Pittsburgh was an essential step in the path towards my professional goal as a clinical veterinarian, as I gained insight into the real veterinary practice and confirmed my desires to work in the field in the future.