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San Diego State University

Strategic Plan

Working group: Campus Internship [Extant]

Goal: Strengthen internship and mentoring programs to foster students’ professional development by working collaboratively with our alumni to create an alumni network that supports lifelong success for all alumni
Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs

Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provide support for targeted activities that strengthen our internship and mentoring programs. The working group created campus internship infrastructure, which included hiring a campus internship coordinator and employer liaison, creating an Online Internship Site Questionnaire for the purpose of receiving annual feedback from internship sites, a service learning agreement flow chart to guide departments, and guidelines for managing international internship, professional development and job placement opportunities. The Aztec Hiring Aztecs media campaign supports this program by coordinating online portals (Career Services, SDSU Alumni) and advertising in university media. By the end of the Spring 2014 semester there were 247 student-mentor pairs participating in the Aztec Mentor Program.  By the end of the Spring 2015 semester there were over 830 student-mentor pairs.  Click here for more information about the Aztec Mentor Program. Moreover, Career Services is working with campus departments to provide internship opportunities for our students on campus.  At the end of the Spring 2015 semester Career Services had verified more than 2,800 internships.

2013/2014 Working Group Report 

Internship and Mentorship Status Update- January 2014

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Committee Members

Chair:  James Tarbox, Chair (Career Services)

  • Marisela LaPlante, College of Arts and Letters
  • Michelle Svay, College of Business Administration
  • Beverly Bracker, College of Business Administration
  • Patricia Lozada-Santone, College of Education
  • Josh Pederson, College of Engineering
  • TBD, College of Extended Studies
  • Larry Verity, College of Health and Human Services
  • Cathie Atkins, College of Sciences 
  • Jose Preciado, Division of Undergraduate Studies
  • Jim Herrick, University Relations and Development
  • Ryan DeLong, University Relations and Development
  • Diane Marin, Alumni and Career Development
  • Dave Rudel, International Student Center
  • Roselyn Enwemeka, International Student Center
  • Jeff Fratt, Business and Financial Affairs
  • Heather LaPerle, Career Services
  • Patty Rea, Associated Students HR Director
  • TBD, Associated Students Representative 
  • Nicole Vargas, University Senate Representative 
  • Ed Legaspi, University Senate Representative