Brice Williams' relationship with Abbott began long before he was a consumer sales intern in the nutritional products team. Williams was born about two months prematurely. His family used Abbott's nutritional products when he was a toddler to help his growth and development. Now, in his full-time role as a retail nutrition sales specialist, he can speak firsthand about the benefits of Abbott nutrition products when he meets clients or customers at the nearly 100 retail stores across his territory in Minnesota. 'It was my pediatrician who recommended Abbott's products to my mom and they gave her the confidence she needed to support my nutritional growth,' Williams said. 'I share my story because I want to give peace of mind to our customers who want to give their children the best.' Skill Set for Sales Williams was a senior majoring in marketing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in fall 2019 when he took a selling and sales management class and realized he was a natural. 'The teacher brought in representatives from area organizations, and I did so well in the role-playing that one of the representatives offered me an internship. That let me know I could probably make sales a career,' he said. Williams continued to pursue sales experience during an Abbott internship and then was offered a full-time sales position after he graduated in December 2020. Williams said he thinks he stood out during his internship thanks to leadership abilities and strong communication skills. He had good grades, but Williams said it was just as important when pursuing a sales career to be a good storyteller who could influence opinions.