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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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Angela Hamati

Economics and Nexus in Non-Profits Major
Cultivating Curiosity for Education.
The increase in immigration rates and refugee populations led to my enthusiasm towards getting involved in non-governmental organizations and specifically focusing on advocating for the well-being and education for all ages. During summer, I interned at The Children’s Museum Jordan where I took part in the Business Development team as well as the Marketing and Communications team. The Museum’s mission is to nurture curious children who love to learn, with a vision to make every visit a memorable experience of growth. Our teams played an important role in advertising for all of the ongoing activities and celebrations in the museum. To do so, we had to look through the eyes of our target audience and contribute to their needs and passion, hence, enhancing our diverse educational exhibits. While there, I campaigned for one of the Museum’s biggest festival, managed the social media channels and public relations plans, developed a marketing plan and got introduced to all other professional techniques of advertising and communication, which gave me a great insight into the depth of developing a business as well as strengthening my verbal and written communication skills. This opportunity allowed me to solidify my drive to work on fostering diverse learning experiences for early childhood development and youth.