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Leora Opstelten, Master of Education

Career Counselor

Your Career is my Mission


Job hunting or making a career change can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure where your skills fit into the market. I can help you define and pursue a path to a career you love with my personalized career counseling and guidance.  My unique skills and exploration tactics will identify and highlight transferable skills.  Pairing these techniques with my background as a recruiter makes me the perfect counselor to help you find and land a new position that’s right for you

I am a former recruitment professional and have worked as a recruitment coordinator and recruiter within the legal, technology, healthcare, staffing, and hospitality industries. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Education, in Educational Counseling from the University of Southern California (USC).  I volunteered as a career counselor for USC’s Student Veteran Association.  I served as a career counselor at the Veteran Resource Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  I have been a career counselor at California State University, Maritime Academy, Texas A&M University at College Station, and University of Houston at Sugarland.

My background as a career counselor and recruitment professional make me uniquely qualified to help you find your dream job. Over the course of my career, I have developed a proprietary process through which I guide my clients to discover transferable skills and then identify industries and positions that utilize those skills.

I have found it deeply rewarding to volunteer at both the USC and UCLA
Veterans Resource Centers. Helping veterans to exploit their military training and skills in the civilian workforce has been an honor. My clients of widely diverse career backgrounds all benefit from my experience in helping veterans make successful transitions from military service to aspirational civilian careers.  Whatever your personal experience and goals, I’m here to help.


Myers Briggs Type Indicator

This assessment helps identify areas of strength and opportunity, helping to learn more about how you communicate, make decisions, handle conflict and other areas of workplace strengths and challenges.

Strong Interest Inventory

This assessment dives deep into your personal interests so we can discover potential career or educational paths.

Career Counseling by Leora