Wilmington University Speaker Series
Settling is the Biggest Sacrifice
50 Jobs in 50 States
Hosted by the College of Online and Experiential Learning
Featuring nationally recognized career and cultural analyst,
Thursday, March 2 @ 6:00pm
New Castle Campus, Audrey Kohl Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium
Can't attend in person? – Watch the Live Stream of the Event Online!
Meet the Speaker
Daniel Seddiqui is known as the "World's Most Ambitious Job Seeker," yet has been named by USA Today as the "Most Rejected Person in the World." With failing more than 40 consecutive job interviews, sending out 18,000 emails, and making nearly 5,000 phone calls, he achieved his mission of working 50 Jobs in 50 States. Leaving his economics degree from the University of Southern California behind, Daniel has been everything from a weatherman in Ohio and a border patrol agent in Arizona, to a coal miner in West Virginia and a rodeo announcer in South Dakota.
Now a bestselling author, in-demand speaker, and director of an innovative career exploration program, he is also the founder of Living the Map, which raises awareness of varying cultures, careers, and environments across the country through outreach, educational endeavors, and community building. Daniel encourages others to explore the world around them, to understand and respect one another and to make continuous discoveries to better themselves.
Featured on many national and international media outlets, such as CNN, Fox News, NPR, The Today Show, AP, MSN, Yahoo!, C-SPAN, World News Tonight, WSJ, and MSNBC, Daniel has earned his spot as a job-seeking expert and cultural analyst contributor. He has been invited to keynote national career conferences, as well as events on college campuses, including UC Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, USC, and Ohio State. He has also collaborated with TEDx, the U.S. Department of Education, and MENSA.
A homegrown Californian, Daniel learned how restrictive an environment of familiarity could be. He realized how small we make our world until stepping out of our comfort zone, whether it's our field of study, environment, or fear of failure. Daniel is a strong proponent of exploring the many great opportunities that exist and those that are still to be created.
Daniel credits his 50 jobs in 50 states experience with giving him the focus to navigate the life he wanted. Join us on March 2, to learn how you can do the same as he shares lessons from his journey and explains how settling is the biggest sacrifice.