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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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Shruti Khullar

Economics Major
Importance of a Liberal Arts Education in Big Business
As a capital markets communications intern in one of the largest business advisory companies worldwide, FTI Consulting, I learned quite a lot about investor relations: consulting, my primarily role, as well as related fields of corporate finance, corporate reputation, digital communications, etc. My internship allowed me the opportunity to wear a variety of hats and explore a completely foreign field to me. I will speak about how my liberal arts background provided me a solid foundation for all the skills necessary to be a successful intern in a large business advisory organization. My presentation will provide you with insight into investor relations, consulting, and my journey of navigating the corporate environment. Overall, I hope to share experiences and takeaways
that will help you with your exploration into the business world.