Student Testimonials

Ashlynn Marx

Hometown: Freelandville, IN

Class Speciality: Spine & ORT 10 Week

Company Placement: Ethicon- Johnson & Johnson

Tell me a little about your background?

I attended Indiana University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology – Major Exercise Science and pursued MSC right after graduation in 2018.

Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?

I really enjoyed the healthcare field and after working a sales job throughout college I realized how much I would enjoy combining the two and having a job that was challenging and gratifying!

How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?

Honestly, I did research and saw how difficult qualifying to even just apply was and I realized I would need more experience so that’s how I decided on attending MSC.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

Researched online .

Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?

I feared that I would invest the money and not get a job, but that would be anyone’s fear!

Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.

It was great! Challenging but so much fun with the great instructors, DC & Rebecca, and all the awesome people in the program with me who eventually became great friends. I left knowing everything that was crucial to know about the business. I constantly realized how grateful I was while interviewing with JnJ when they would talk about things that I already knew about sales and building relationships with surgeons thanks to the program!

Explain what your interview process was like.

It was very expedited because Ethicon needed to fill the ASR role very quickly. After leaving MSC, I returned how and had my first interview the week after I got back. Then I had several interviews and was hired after about 2-3 weeks.

What is your current job like?

I start in 2 weeks, and will be training for about 8-10 weeks in Johnson & Johnson’s training program. I will have the full product line of suture and wound care device systems. (total of about 2,000 product codes)

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?

Most valuable thing I would say is knowing the importance of researching and finding a need and a value with your products! And knowing the competitors. That way you can communicate this with your surgeons and better explain why your product will be the most beneficial.

Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?

It lays a great foundation of knowledge of the industry, and very quickly does that as well! All my interviewers were impressed I invested money in a program specifically for this field and it’s how they knew I was serious about the job, considering how young I am.