Who are you?
Hey! My name is Christopher Tiffin, a current junior at Loyola University Maryland. While I am a leader in the classroom and on-campus, my true passions lie in entrepreneurship and design thinking. Starting at 16, I started a landscaping business with three of my best friends. What was intended to be a neighborhood-exclusive endeavor quickly turned into a small business, hiring a handful of fellow high school students. This grass roots beginning, no pun intended, brought on a myriad of entrepreneurial opportunities. I worked as an intern for a wearable tech startup, recognized as a University Innovation Fellow, and consulted on a few small-scale startups. In my spare time, I am working on an app that will (hopefully) revolutionize the college selection and application process.
What are you doing here?
I am blessed to find an internship opportunity where my outlandish ideas and thoughts are not only accepted, but encouraged. While it is my every intention to develop networking skills, I want to use this time as an opportunity to learn – a form of learning unachievable in a formal, academic setting. Moreover, and an interesting phenomenon nonetheless, our society has crafted a fantasized image of entrepreneurship – it’s “cool” to say that you are an entrepreneur. I want to learn what it actually takes to successfully start a business.
Just for fun:
Pancakes or waffles?
Either, as long as it’s gluten-free. (No, I am not a hipster nor is it a voluntary decision)
Sarcasm or seriousness?
Neither. No matter what, I am perpetually happy!
Sneakers or flip-flops?
Crocs – the most versatile footwear on the market.
Morning or night person?
5am, every morning.
Winter or summer?
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl, of course!
“You are the summation of your five best friends” — Mary Tiffin