Students Discuss Summer Internships for LEAP

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:45
Lucia Garcia ’14 describes her engineering internship during the 2013 LEAP Symposium.

The LEAP Symposium is Mount Holyoke's annual showcase of summer research and internship experiences, where students discuss what they accomplished and share the professional and personal lessons they learned.

This year, more than 120 students fanned out across the globe, traveling to more than 21 countries, for their summer experiences. They worked in cities and in the countryside, in labs and newsrooms, in Canadian bogs and on Broadway.

They examined binary star systems and nanocrystal quantum dots, TV rating systems and traffic safety. They proposed investment strategies, evaluated health and environmental policy, and advocated for immigrants and educational institutions.