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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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Linh Dang

Computer Science & Math Major
Are You Ready to Work for a Tech Giant Like Facebook?
I spent the summer developing features of Facebook Live on Android devices. I expanded to the new Live UI the feature of setting posts’ privacy to fixed “Public” privacy, adding audience restrictions to target live videos to certain ages, genders, languages or locations of viewers, and showing the fundraising tool to collect contributions. I also worked on the comment section -- I saved a draft of a user’s comment in the comment box and prompted an alert dialog when user leaves the live video with that draft, as well as developing several other features. In the panel, I will discuss my first internship experience – the projects, lessons, challenges and what I think about working at Facebook.