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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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Rebecca Kim

Computer Science Major
Owning the Experience: Making the best out of your internship
What is it like to intern at Goldman Sachs? How do you brand yourself at such a big firm? As a Summer Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs, I learned not only to manage my own project and build a full-stack web application but also to build my personal brand among tens of thousands of employees. This panel will help prepare for internships by presenting some of the essential skills needed to build your personal brand at a big financial firm. These skills include: adapting to the firm's culture, networking, building a good relationship with your manager, and many more.