Tell me a little about your background?
Bachelor of Science, CO State 10 years in the travel and leisure industry
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
Relative infallibility of the industry. Helping people. Challenge of the industry. $!
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
After graduating, it took me 11 business days to get a job offer. They were the second most 11 stressful days of my life.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
Internet, my wife found it.
Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?
Yes, the legitimacy of the school and how it’s perceived by employers. Was it going to be worth the $?
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
Spoke with multiple people who attended and are currently in the industry. Wanted to have some exposure to the industry prior to entering it. Relative cost/benefit of the program. The placement rate. $!
Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.
I really enjoyed it, my class was great and I really enjoyed the instructors and overall feel of the experience.
Explain what your interview process was like.
Stressful but insightful as well. 1) Interviewed w/ Stryker, didn’t get a second interview. 2) Interviewed with Nuvasive. Looked like an ass as I have no spine knowledge and he came at me with a bunch of technical spine questions I had no answers for. 3) Was contacted through ZeroFee recruiting by Quintile/DePuy Synthes. Spoke with their recruiter, interviewed 48 hours later. One FTF interview only, was offered the job with DePuy 3 days later.
What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?
Business plan General knowledge on prepping for and delivering in an interview. General knowledge on the industry and how it works. The hiring manager grilled my #*@ pretty good.
What is your current job like?
Great! Intense! Fun!
What was the most valuable thing you learned at Medical Sales College/What piece of training do you use the most in your day-to-day activities?
Anatomy! Fracture types, general hospital setting knowledge. How to conduct yourself in the OR. I also learned a lot from my fellow students, particularly post-graduation as we all searched for employment and shared experiences.
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
Overall cost-benefit (ie Bang for your Buck) of the program and experience was well worth it for me. Their programs give you a better understanding of the industry and make you more marketable than those w/ out the experience. The rep I work with specifically said they like hiring MSC grads because they have some background knowledge and aren’t completely “green”.