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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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Marianna Maddock

Economics Major and Nexus in Global Business
When in Rome...
This summer I interned with CISabroad at their Italian headquarters location in Rome as the Senior Site Director Assistant. CISabroad is an international education organization whose mission is that of cultivating engaged world citizens and is committed to providing the best overall value in study and internship abroad opportunities. The most exciting part of this internship was the ability to create and conduct cultural activities within the city of Rome and throughout the Latium region, thus giving me the chance to spread the excitement and passion I have for my own country, filled with rich traditions, history, and, of course, its beautiful language. Throughout the internship, it was quite exciting to re-discover my own hometown through different lenses, growing ever more confident and comfortable with the Eternal City.