Tell me a little about your background?
I went to UNC Chapel Hill where I majored in Biology and Chemistry. At UNC I was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and the Club soccer team. In school I knew I wanted to work in the healthcare industry, I just was not sure what specifically.
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
My Dad has been involved in sales his whole life, so growing up watching him, as well as speaking to professionals in the industry, I saw medical sales as the perfect combination of my interests. Additionally, the opportunity to be present during surgery and contribute to making a positive impact in someone’s life was very appealing.
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
I had several interviews prior to attending MSC, but was unsuccessful. The industry is so competitive that I realized early on in the process I needed to find something to help differentiate myself from other candidates.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
I learned about it through my own online research as well as a couple of industry professionals who recommended it.
Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?
I honestly thought the school was to good to be true.
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
I really wanted to get into the industry, and saw the college as my best opportunity to do so in the end.
Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.
It was an extremely informative experience, and made me feel embarrassed that I had even undertook any interviews prior to attending. All of the instructors were very credible and the recruiting staff was invaluable during my job search.
Explain what your interview process was like.
It was very demanding, but I felt fully prepared after attending MSC.
What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?
Having gone through presentations and research on various company technologies, I was able to effectively demonstrate to employers my technical aptitude knowledge of medical terminology, which I believe they found valuable in me as a candidate.
What is your current job like?
I am currently in the training process, but am extremely excited to begin work in the field.
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?
The most valuable thing was gaining an understanding of the industry. Prior to attending I had no idea where to even begin when it came to preparing for interviews. Learning about the rep’s specific roles and responsibilities was very valuable. In my current day to day activities, the knowledge of the common pathologies that are treated has added to my understanding of why certain technologies are used.
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
MSC provides you with the knowledge and experience you need to feel confident in interviews and differentiate yourself from other candidates. Without MSC, there is no way I would have had as much success as I did during the interview process.