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Daniel Seddiqui    

Explorer & Cultural Analyst

Daniel Seddiqui is a real-life version of Where’s Waldo. You may have spotted him working in the corn fields of Nebraska, on a lobster boat in Maine, forecasting your local weather in Ohio, coaching football in Alabama, or even marrying couples in a Las Vegas wedding chapel. He’s widely known for his journey of working 50 Jobs in 50 States—an expedition he created through struggles to land a job after college. His ambitious endeavors garnered worldwide media attention and culminated into an international bestselling book. Recently, inspired by the division in America’s climate, Daniel embarked on a classic cultural tour to better understand people and their passions. He threaded through cultures in 50 states to participate in authentic experiences, like sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Utah, shoot archery with Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, perform on Broadway, and celebrity judge a BBQ contest in Missouri.

In addition, Daniel has focused his research on the ways in which unemployment affects various communities and the social issues that stem from enduring job loss. Daniel has sought to implement new approaches to activism and public policy to address those societal problems firsthand, which he details in his upcoming book, Going the Extra Mile. Daniel’s work has been an inspiration for those in economic hardship and in cultural crisis, and has been featured in countless national and international media outlets, such as CNN, Fox News, NPR, Today Show, USA Today, Associated Press, MSN, Yahoo!, C-SPAN, World News Tonight, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Weather Channel, TIME, Runner’s World, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine and Newsweek. Daniel has earned his spot as a job seeking expert and cultural analyst, and a modern-day explorer.


Speech Topics

Pursuing your Purpose

Being an Entrepreneur Versus an Employee

Overcoming Fears

Importance of Networking

Being Open-minded, but True to Yourself

Job Seeking Strategies

When to Take Risks

Staying Focused and in Charge

Maintaining a Balanced Life


UMD Hosts "50 Jobs in 50 States: 5 Lessons Learned"

... Development Month, is hosting guest speaker Daniel Seddiqui, author of 50 Jobs in 50 States: One Man's Journey of Discovery Across America, on Wed. Nov .

Bestselling Author to Speak at CSTEP Symposium at SUNY Canton

Daniel Seddiqui, author of the bestselling book “50 Jobs in 50 States,” will speak to area college students at Northern New York’s annual career symposium for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at SUNY Canton Feb. 1

Join Us for an Evening with Daniel Seddiqui

Take Control of Your Future! Learn from the job-hunting expert who worked 50 Jobs in 50 States in 50 Weeks February 18th from 7-8PM in the Driscoll Ballroom Gallery Sponsored by the University Career Center-RSVP through Pioneer Careers

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