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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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Adrianna Ke

Economics Major
The Subtle Art of Communication
In this panel, I will be talking about how to maximize the effect of communication by understanding the subtlety of words. Communication is based on common understanding; however, because of individuals' different worldviews, we understand and misunderstand everyday. It is essential to read between the lines in order to truly realize what the other party desires. And this skill is especially required in the workplace where people tend to avoid confrontation and choose to subtly hint at their wishes instead. In the next 15 minutes, I will introduce to you a few tips and tricks I found helpful through my work as a communication intern at Gap. We all agree that people are complex beings, and it is not the easiest thing to deal with different people every day. But, once you hear them, and I mean really hear them, meeting their expectations can be so much easier.