Career Hacks (for undergrads)

How to navigate college and your transition into the real world

by J. Hoffmann


Book Details

The most important “1-unit elective” they never taught you in college

If you’re a college student looking to maximize your chances at landing your dream job in the business world, you need to know everything that is in this book. In a world of noise, I’ve written a concise yet comprehensive guide that puts together all the must-know pieces required to land solid job offers BEFORE you graduate.

No matter what stage you’re at in college, this book is meant to be a quick read so that you can have a clear gameplan to become a high-caliber job applicant.

This is NOT a guide written by random authors or college counselors (I mean come on, if they’re so good at landing top-tier jobs, why are they writers or advisors instead of crushing it in the industry??). Instead, it is written by a Millennial who has intimately gone through the recruiting process for internships and jobs from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, and everything in between, and I’ve written this book simply as a way to give back to the next generation (so that you don’t have to make all the same mistakes made by me or my peers). It’s THE guide that touches on all must-know topics so that you don’t need to look elsewhere to try to figure everything out from scratch. It not only saves you time, but gives you all the tools and insights required to execute quickly to help you get a high-paying job offer before you graduate college -- no matter where you’re from, or what your background is, this is a must-read.

The book also includes a variety of exercises to put theory into practice, and ends with a Capstone Project that gives you a comprehensive gameplan to go and execute on your goals.


About the Author

J. Hoffmann

J. Hoffmann graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Economics and concentration in Finance and Engineering Leadership. Hoffmann completed five internships during college, from working in microfinance in Bangladesh, to an activist hedge fund and two investment banks in San Francisco before joining one of the largest global investment banks as a technology mergers & acquisitions investment banking analyst. Hoffmann then went on to start a technology company, and then worked at three high-growth tech startups thereafter. Hoffmann currently serves as an Executive Vice President at a financial technology startup in Boston.