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San Diego State University

Career Services

Heather LaPerle

What I do at Career Services

As the Associate Director of Experiential Learning, I manage 3 experiential learning areas:

  • Internships
  • Mentoring
  • Service Learning

All three of these experiences allow students to develop their professionalism and explore career opportunities. Through the development of programming and resources for students, faculty/staff and employers, my team and I are able to increase access to experiential learning opportunities for all SDSU students.

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 since 2006 in various offices including the Academic Advising Center, Compact Scholars Program, and the Business Advising Center. I am also the advisor for the student organization, Compact Scholars Student Association.  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

 
Heather LaPerle

 

Heather LaPerle
Associate Director of Experiential Learning

hlaperle@sdsu.edu

(619) 594-3493