I grew up in Lexington, KY and started competitively dancing at age 6. This competitive dance lifestyle, which involved lots of traveling and dedication, truly shaped me into who I am today. After high school, I attended the University of Kentucky and joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Upon graduation, I got an outside sales job to build a foundation in sales in order to help me get into the medical device industry. Then Covid hit, I got laid off from my job and knew I wanted to still pursue a career in medical device sales. I decided to attend Medical Sales College, graduated in January and landed a job in March.
Why were you interested in pursuing medical sales as a career?
Throughout college I was also a part time nanny for a wonderful family where the parents worked in the medical field. Medical device sales was talked about frequently and after many months of research, I knew I wanted to go for it.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
What ultimately made you decide to attend?
My plan of building a foundation in outside sales fell through when I got laid off due to Covid. In order to gain clinical knowledge and further my sales experience, Medical Sales College sounded like the perfect route for me to go.
Please describe your training experience at Medical Sales College.
I attended the 8-week online orthobiologics and regenerative medicine course and came in with no prior medical experience. This course really challenged me and taught me what I needed to know in order to be successful in this industry. My instructor, Andrea Holley was insightful and encouraging. I also became very close with my classmates, we built a strong support system and helped each other along the way.
Describe your experience with Dynamic Consultative Sales training.
This training experience was great, Scott really knew how to break things down to help the students understand the challenging aspect of sales. I have a better understanding of key things that can truly make a medical device rep stand out and make the most out of their relationships.
Describe your Career Development training experience.
This training experience was good for me because it showed me how to present myself in the professional light. Keeping your LinkedIn up to date, responding to calls/messages in a timely manner, editing your resume to ensure you will not be overlooked are all important things, but the most important thing that I learned is that you have to go out and hunt to find the job that you want. The career development team is there for guidance and encouragement, but you personally have to make a constant effort and work to land a job that you want.
Being a recent college graduate, how did MSC help you to prepare to enter the professional workforce?
MSC gave me the clinical knowledge needed to be successful within this industry. MSC helped to further advance my sales experience and taught me how to build my network. I can confidently hold conversations with medical professionals and know the importance of building strong relationships.
What made you choose to invest in more education by attending MSC after just recently graduating college?
With no prior medical experience, Medical Sales College was the best route for me to take. I knew I would learn the clinical knowledge needed to help me get into this industry.
What is the most valuable piece of information that you learned while attending MSC which ultimately helped you land your position?
The career development team can only do so much, you yourself have to make a constant effort and work hard every day in order to land a job.
How did placement services help accelerate your entry into the medical device sales industry?
I was sent many job opportunities in my area that I myself could not have found on my own. This allowed me to have options throughout the interviewing process.
Why should someone attend Medical Sales College?
If becoming a medical device sales rep is something that you truly want, MSC will help you reach that goal. Aside from the classes and training, you will meet some incredible people along the way. My experience at MSC was amazing and I am forever grateful.
Please briefly explain your job interview process with your hiring company.
A hiring manager reached to me directly on LinkedIn and we set up a phone interview. Following the phone interview, I was prompted to apply online and complete the Gallup. About a week later I got a call from the Area VP who stated he wanted to interview me in person. The following week I met up with him and I had my second interview. Then I was put in contact with the territory manager, I had an in person interview with her and was offered the job 2 days later. My phone interview lasted no longer than 30 minutes, and my in person interviews lasted over an hour. I enjoyed my interview process and the conversations that we had.