Christian is motivation and confidence personified. He heard about the D.C. Opportunity Fair late but got himself there and went straight into interviews with companies he wanted to work for. He received a job offer from Nordstrom and couldn’t be happier.

When asked what advice he had for other young people, he said:

You’ve got to jump out there and just try. Even if you don’t have confidence, you’ve got to build that. It’s all about believing in yourself and knowing you can go get something. You’re only stopping yourself if you don’t go do it yourself.

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