Tell me a little about your background?
I graduated from Hebbronville High School in 2014 and shortly after attended Texas A&M University. I graduated with a B.A. degree in Communication and a minor in Business Administration. Throughout my summers in college I worked at a local dealership where I ultimately found my passion for sales. After consistently trying to get into the medical device industry and ultimately not working in my favor, I was given the opportunity to teach 8th grade mathematics. Throughout the year I found Medical Sales College. I decided to attend with the hopes that I would be able to enter into the competitive industry.
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
Knowing that I had a passion for sales, I always wondered what kind of sales I wanted to do. I think it is amazing that through this industry we are able to help patients without being a health care provider. I like how that the job is challenging.
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
About 1 year.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
I learned about Medical Sales College through my own research online.
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
I decided to attend MSC because I knew this was the industry I wanted to be a part of and knew that MSC would provide me with the knowledge needed. I couldn’t have made a better decision. I know people do, but I cannot imagine coming into the industry without MSC training.
Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.
The training and knowledge that I gained at MSC was the absolute best! Every single one of my teachers were so knowledgeable about the industry. The hands-on saw bones labs, videos, and lectures are all so well thought out and easy to understand.
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 think it all has been so valuable for me. Specifically knowing different products in the market is what I think set me apart. During interviews, I was able to speak about competing products that seemed to have been shocking for the interviewer.
Please briefly explain your job interview process.
VP of Sales gave me a call one afternoon and asked to send him my resume. He passed it along to the hiring manager in the SA area, which was where I preferred. Two days later I received a call to schedule an interview for later in the week with the Hiring Manager. The interview took place and before I left, was offered the next step which was the ride along scheduled for the following week. I did the ride along with reps that I would possibly be working with in the territory. A day after the ride along I was told the team would meet and discuss if I would be a good fit. After the weekend passed, and I followed up, I was asked to accept the job offer.
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
If a person has a strong desire for being a true patient advocate and a strong desire for sales, I think MSC would be perfect. People who are willing to learn and know what it takes to be successful will strive in the program and in the field.
What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?
I wish I knew how to network! Networking was huge for me. A lot of times, jobs are not posted and your resume has to be out there, rather, your name has to be out there. It all comes down to who you know and if the timing is right for you and the employer.