November is National Career Development Month and Career & Internship Services is helping sponsor a special event that will bring traveler, speaker and published author, Daniel Seddiqui to the University of Minnesota Duluth!
Daniel Seddiqui was a student like us, and after graduation from the University of Southern California in 2005, he was having a very difficult time finding work. In fact, he reports on his website that while seeking a full time position he failed over 40 interviews and became greatly discouraged. After this period of unemployment, he began volunteering and working jobs outside his area of study (Economics) and decided to go on an adventure to explore jobs around the United States. His goal is to travel in 50 weeks to all 50 states and work a job in each state that is representative of the state.
For example here are some of the jobs he has previously worked:
- In Hawaii he was a Surf Instructor
- In Wyoming he was a Park Ranger
- In New York he was a Marketing Specialist
- In Nebraska he was a Corn Farmer
- In South Dakota he was a Rodeo Announcer
- In Idaho he was a Real Estate Agent
- In Florida he was a Park Entertainer
- In Wisconsin he was a Cheesemaker
- In Arkansas he was an Archeologist
- In Virginia he was a Gardens and Grounds Keeper
- In Michigan he was an Auto Mechanic
Daniel is an inspirational speaker as well as the published author of “50 Jobs in 50 States” which gives readers more in depth look at his atypical job exploration journey. Daniel Seddiqui is coming to speak at the University of Minnesota Duluth on November 6th from 4 to 5:30in Kirby Student Center Ballroom and will be discussing what he learned during this incredible expedition: Perseverance, Risk Taking, Adaptability, Networking and Endurance. This event is free and open to students, faculty and alumni. There will be a book signing immediately after this event. This is an excellent chance for students to learn about the benefits of turning struggles into opportunities and appreciate the diversity of the job market in the United States.
If you want to learn more about Daniel there is more information, photographs and videos on his website. You’ll be able to purchase his book prior to the event at the school bookstore or right at the event itself.
Event is co-sponsored by: Career & Internship Services, Kirby Leadership Institute, Office of Students in Transition, College of Liberal Arts, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, Office of Civic Engagement, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Club, M.A. in Psychological Science, and College of Education and Human Service Professions.
Hope to see you on November 6th!