Student Testimonials

Cameron Hardison

Cameron Hardison

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Class Speciality: Spine and Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: Zimmer Biomet

Tell me a little about your background?

In college I was an Integrative Physiology Major with a Business Minor intending to attend Dental School. After undergrad I decided I did not want to pursue dentistry and switched my focus directly to medical sales. I wanted to stay in the medical industry. I pursued a few sales jobs and ultimately decided to expedite my career timeline and attend MSC.

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

Anatomy and Physiology, along with business, is my entire background. I enjoyed serving people in college and wanted to continue to do so after college as well. This career allows me to potentially serve patients and alter their lives which is extremely gratifying for me.

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

Not long at all. I had spoken to friends in the industry and knew I needed at least 1-2 years of sales experience before I would even be given a chance no matter my entire background in anatomy and physiology.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

I learned about medical sales college from a friend who also attended the school.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I wanted to expedite my career timeline.

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

The class was split into different weeks and sections. It was organized which I really enjoyed. I am an extremely organized person so it was nice in that respect.

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?

NETWORKING is the most important part. Being knowledgeable is great for when you do network but without networking you aren’t landing a position.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

I interviewed for multiple positions some were more formal than others. The position I am in now was a mix. I met with the sales team lead for coffee, he asked me the standard questions and asked about me as a person etc… The next interview I had was with the regional manager. He flew in to DIA and I met him there. This interview was a bit more formal but nonetheless it went well. I was offered the position in person at the end of the interview.

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

If they want to expedite their career path. However, know it will not come as fast as you expect.

What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?

The industry still seems to be a lot about who you know rather than what you know. Networking is extremely important. I also found it disappointing applying for online applications to find out they had already been filled.