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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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Isoke Samuel

English Major and Nexus in Journalism and Media
Avocados, Crystals, Leggings and the Journey to Finding My Voice In A Lifestyle Publication
Well+Good is a premier lifestyle and news publication focused on health and wellness. As an incredibly niche publication, their following consists of loyal readers and fans who are constantly trying to live healthier and happier lives. During my internship at Well+Good, I worked closely with members of the editorial and photo teams to produce and write new content and articles. Throughout my time there, I learned what it was like to interact closely with notable writers, interview experts, and the importance of collaboration. My presentation will focus on the methods I used to stay true to my voice as a writer while serving as one of the voices in a major publication.