Student Testimonials

Katelyn Hughes

Katy Hughes

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Class Speciality: Sports Medicine

Company Placement: Conmed

Tell me a little about your background?

I bartended/cocktailed in the service industry for a couple years following college because I was unsure what career I wanted and I had some travel goals I wanted to pursue first. Once I was ready to begin a career I knew I had what it takes to be successful in sales and I had a friend that graduated from MSC and was doing really well. After I found out they opened a campus in San Diego (where I had just moved) , I decided I was going for it!

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

A couple reasons! I’ve always had a passion for the medical field in general. I thought I could do really well in sales and I know Medical Sales specifically is high energy, high pressure, and not for everyone! I think I thrive under these circumstances.

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

Not long at all. I had 1 interview that I didn’t get and that was what ultimately made my decision to attend.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

I have a friend that graduated MSC two years before me and he was doing really well in his career already.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

Placement rate, student testimonials, and all the help/thoroughness/transparency from staff.

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

It was definitely harder than I expected but I was happy about that! I wanted to make sure we were getting the education that we were paying for. I think the program is very thorough, the teachers are very knowledgable, and they provide a lot of great resources for every aspect of landing the job.

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?

I wouldn’t say that that was one specific thing was the most valuable. I think there were so many different moving parts that all have to fit what the company is looking for. The business plan was definitely worth it, and the confidence that I gained during MSC was huge because I felt I could hold a knowledgeable conversation about the industry with the interviewer.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

I had a couple interviews with Conmed and I like their approach to interviewing- its a lot of learning about the person as opposed to whats on your resume. LinkedIn was probably the best tool of all. I was getting people that were reaching out to me for interviews.

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

To show you’re committed to the industry! They help SO much bridging the gaps that someone might need to break in.

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

To not get discouraged when you keep getting turned down (whether it be during the job search or our in the field)! Part of the process is not having fear of rejection. I was really anxious to get a job right away and I was getting nervous that my background wasn’t enough for what they were looking for. You have to stay persistent and positive throughout the process and it will work out!