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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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Sana Hasan

Psychology Major
Journalism In Pakistan: Cultural Reporting from Karachi
This summer I interned at a monthly English current affairs and political magazine in Karachi, Pakistan. My tasks included reporting on cultural events around the city. I wrote a minimum of four articles for each issue, for four issues, as well as managed content for the magazine, such as the cultural calendar. For the publication's website, I wrote two movie reviews on movies that had been released that summer. In addition to this, I took photographs for the articles I had written. I also edited articles written by contributors to the magazine.