“Changing Your Mindset from Hopeful to Hired”

In today’s job market, only a quarter of college graduates have jobs that are related to their major. Add to that massive amounts of student debt and economic uncertainty, and graduation can feel more like a time of panic than of hope. In the face of this adversity, how can students prepare themselves for career success while still in college?

Author Adam Dince being interviewed about Hopeful to Hired on NBC KARE 11

The secret lies in using college years as an opportunity to build professional networks, improve soft-skills, and create an effective online personal brand, so that students can hit the ground running after graduation.


Adam Dince presenting to the University of Minnesota Ad Club @umnadclub

In Hopeful to Hired, Adam Dince covers everything undergraduate and graduate students need to know now so that they are ready to find their dream job when they begin entering the workforce.

This book proves indispensable not only for college students but for anyone preparing to enter the job hunt—from the military, high school, or even another job. This empowering book will take the dread out of graduation and help lead you seamlessly into your dream job.

In this interactive talk, based on the book Hopeful to Hired, you will learn:

  • Why college students need to change their mindset from hopeful to hired
  • Tips about how to develop and optimize professional soft skills while in college
  • How to start building an effective professional network while in college
  • Tips on building a meaningful professional online presence/personal brand while in college
Adam Dince Speaking at Ad2's Student Ad Summit

Adam Dince presenting at AdFed’s Student Ad Summit

“Five minutes in to his talk and Adam Dince is already best friends with everyone in the room” – Laura Van Zandt

“Your story was really inspiring. I really need to focus on creating content and reaching out to people. Can’t wait for your book to come out!” – David S.

“What Adam taught us was amazing and worth way more than what I paid for the event! Thanks so much Adam for being a speaker and sharing all of the information you did.” – Beth R.

Adam Dince is an author and digital marketing professional located in the Twin Cities. In addition, he is a college instructor and guest lecturer at various universities. For the past four years, Adam has been a featured speaker at AdFed’s annual Student Ad Summit (SAS) and a variety of other collegiate and industry events. Each year, Adam mentors college students in his community as a way to give back to others.


Adam Dince presenting at the Hopeful to Hired Book Launch Event

Partial List of Past Speaking Engagements:

Ad2 Student Ad Summit • University of Minnesota Ad Club • St. Cloud State University PRSSA • University of St. Thomas Executive Education • National Veterans Small Business Conference • Minnesota Blogger Conference • Social Media Rockstar Event • St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

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