Go West, young man: 49 jobs in 49 states in 49 weeks down--and one to go

Lou Carlozo

A little more than a year ago, Daniel Seddiqui was just another post-college grad with an economics major from USC -- the "U" perhaps standing in his case for Unlucky in the job market, Unable to find full-time work, Unemployed after 40 interviews.

So, perhaps figuring that 50 outranks 40, Seddiqui set an outlandish goal: working 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. His parents thought he was nuts. Friends tried to talk him out of it. Walletpop even wrote a story on his plan. And as for nightmares about sleeping on park benches? "That was a daymare," Says Seddiqui, 27.