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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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Advika Mukherjee

Economics and International Relations Major
Marketing at a Multinational Corporation
This past summer, Advika worked at Tetra Pak India, a multinational organization that provides sustainable packaging and processing solutions to clients across the globe, as a marketing intern. During her time there, she assisted with their three-year business development planning cycle by conducting extensive quantitative and qualitative research to identify key macroeconomic, technological and environmental indicators for India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. She also consulted with business intelligence agencies including Nielsen and Euromonitor to identify major consumer trends in the above mentioned countries. Finally, she collaborated with the in-house graphic designer to create an infographic handout for their Sales Management Workshop 2017. In her presentation, Advika will discuss how she found her internship and her takeaways from working in a dynamic environment. Additionally, she will highlight the importance of leveraging the researching and networking skills she has gained here at the College and from her previous internships.