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Hi!

I'm Esther

I know what it's like to lack clarity in my career, to struggle to find work and to feel overwhelmed with the job search process. That is why I am so passionate about helping women of color figure out the next steps in their career through self-reflection, vision setting and career strategy. 

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Education

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Sociology Minor

Master's of Arts, American Politics

M.B.A, Social Impact Expect 2021

Curriculum Vitae

Experience

Boston University, Assistant Director of Career Education

Roxbury Community College, Coordinator of Cooperative Education

City Mission, Career Coordinator

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Service

American Association of University Women, Salary Negotiation Facilitator

BU Women of Color Circle, Communications Member

BU Faculty and Staff of Color, Treasurer

 

I was fresh out of graduate school and AmeriCorps service, and hit the ground running in the search for full time work. My outcomes? 

200 applications     

5 interviews   

100% rejection rate

 

The experience led to the development of an intense job application phobia. I feared sending resumes. I would dread redrafting yet another cover letter. For a year, just the thought of applying caused my body to tense. I was anxious, frustrated, and angry before the process even began.

 

The rejection had brought on feelings of inadequacy and self doubt. I asked myself…

What don’t employers see in me?    Why don’t I stand out? 

 

Fortunately, one of my friends referred me to a woman of color career coach. Right away, she highlighted my strengths, encouraged me to refocus my goals and helped me create a professional brand.

With a brand new resume and renewed inspiration, I made the bold step to move from Chicago to Boston  to embark on a reflective journey that brought me to the epicenter of my own passions —  career counseling.

I have now spent several years counseling students in various settings of higher learning. My experience ranges from supporting a 20 year old hone their interests to assisting a 66 year old transition to their second career. 

 

I have guided hundreds on their career path. I have revamped countless resumes. From mock interviews to salary negotiations, I have coached the broad range of diverse career seekers. I cannot wait to implore my expertise, experiences, and holistic approach to your career journey. 

My Story