Professional U Speaker Series


Professional U is a speaker event series that is designed to provide free professional development to students. Each event covers a variety of topics for students in all stages of their career preparation.

Series Dates - Spring 2015

The USF Career Services Professional U programming team is working hard to develop a fresh and exciting schedule for the Spring of 2015. The current schedule is below.

Thursday, February 26, 2015: Explore: Finding Your Passion, Making It Your Career, MSC 2708, 11am-1pm

Daniel Seddiqui will be hosting our first Professional U event of the Spring. You might know him as "The Guy Who Landed 50 Jobs in 50 States in 50 Weeks". To break out of the deep rut his life had fallen into, Daniel set out to explore the diverse careers, cultures, and environments offered in America. He embarked on a seemingly impossible quest: to work 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. He's worked as a baseball scout in Massachusetts, a coal miner in West Virginia, a meteorologist in Ohio, a music studio technician in Tennessee, an archaeologist in Arkansas, a petroleum engineer in Texas, a meatpacker in Kansas, a cartographer in North Dakota, a National Park Service ranger in Wyoming, a reverend in Nevada, a lumberjack in Oregon, a dietitian in Mississippi..... The list is unreal.

You can view an interview with Daniel here, where he speaks about the variety of jobs he undertook on his journey. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Connect: Fast 56 Alumni and Student Networking, Alumni Center, 5:30pm-8pm

This three part event allows students to learn, practice, and put into action some new networking tips and techniques. With a speaker dishing out networking commandments, a panel of some premiere USF alumni, and the network the night away with a potential employer afterwards - this is not an event you want to miss!

Tiffanie Kellog will host the first part of the night and you can view her bio here

 Students: please RSVP for this event here. 

Students interested in more information about Professional U, please contact Alicia Walker,

Employers interested in more information about Professional U, please contact Erica Coste,