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San Diego State University

Career Services

Heather LaPerle

What I do at Career Services

As Campus Internship Coordinator, my work has 3 focus areas:

  • Supporting administration of campus internship programs
  • Facilitating internship involvement throughout SDSU's diverse student body
  • Advocating for quality student internship experiences with university staff, faculty, and community partners

A little bit about myself

I am a proud Aztec for Life. Go Aztecs! I am a double SDSU alumna. I earned my undergraduate degree in Recreation Administration with an Emphasis in Outdoors and my graduate degree in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with an Emphasis in Student Affairs. Additionally, I am certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which is a personality assessment.

I have worked at SDSU for 8 years in various offices including the Academic Advising Center, Compact Scholars Program, and the Business Advising Center. I am also involved in leadership activities on campus as a facilitator for Aztec CORE leadership weekend and the advisor for the student organization, Scholars for Success.

Off campus, I am president of a scholarship foundation, Friends of Cal-SOAP Dollars for Scholars. My passion is helping students actualize their dream of attending college, earning a degree, and becoming professionals.

My favorite time of year is Aztec basketball season, and I have been attending games since 1999. My favorite place is Kings Canyon in Sequoia National Park. My life quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind us and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Contact information

Photo: Heather LaPerle


Heather LaPerle
Campus Internship Coordinator

(619) 594-3493