All posts by Jesse Ohrenberger

Jesse is the Associate Director of Counseling & Programs and joined the Center for Career Development in 2011. In her role, Jesse counsels students, as well as facilitates workshops and programs on a number of topics from networking, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and more. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of arts in psychology and communications and a master of arts in higher education administration. Outside of work, Jesse enjoys baking and decorating cakes, dancing, and boating. She also volunteers at a dog shelter and hangs out with her own adopted black lab named Onyx.

You Already Know How to Write a Cover Letter

You have probably heard that you should write a different cover letter for each position you apply for. This is true, but that doesn’t mean that you must start from nothing each time. While we don’t recommend copy and paste from a previous letter, we do recommend that you follow a formula to make it ...

Understanding VMOCK’s Competency Ratings

VMock scores your resume based on Impact, Presentation and Competency. Impact and Presentation adjustments generally require you to reformat areas, add information, and make slight changes in wording such as verb choice. Competency refers to specific transferable skills that employers desire no matter the industry, company or job title. This requires you to think about ...

Understanding Your VMock Score

VMock’s automatic resume review and feedback provides you with a score for your resume out of 100 points. Understanding how this score is calculated can help you to also understand how to improve your resume. The overall score for your resume is comprised of three factors; Impact, Presentation, and Competencies. Impact refers to the strength ...

In Job Interviews, Look Before You Leap

When you go on an interview, especially a later round interview at the company office, you will want to make sure that you gather as much information about the company, role, culture, and people as the interviewer(s) gather about you. You should be interviewing the interviewer. Just like they are trying to make sure that ...

Using A Staffing Agency

Jesse Ohrenberger shares the inside scoop on using staffing agencies in your job search.

Making the Most of Career Counseling

There are lots of services at the CCD to help you with making decisions about your academic and career development, including career counseling. But we often hear from students that they aren’t sure what to do at a career counseling appointment, or even what a career counselor does. In an earlier post, we answered the ...

What Does a Career Counselor Do?

The CCD has many resources available to help you during your time at BU and even after you graduate. One of the most personalized resources for you is a career counseling appointment. The CCD has seven counselors who work with undergraduates, master’s and PhD students, and alumni from all schools and colleges at BU. Career ...