College education is very helpful. I learned a lot from it. I learned the theoretical aspect of security science, and some defense techniques from martial art classes.
Most of courses were very helpful. Additionally, field experience was my favorite. It gave me an opportunity to look at the field and convinced that I made a right career choice (H). I think the field experience was the most critical element of college courses. I kind of got some ideas about my career choice.
Actually, there was something bad and I wasn’t aware of, but it helped me to prepare better. I already knew something I need to get through as a security guard before graduating from college. I believe that I learned something I need to learn for my job (Y Senior students in the program: Senior students were a good guidance for participants because seniors already had a significant role in guiding students in the program.
The seniors brought authentic experiences from the workplace and disseminate the knowledge to students in the program. Of course, I know many people who are already in the field as a security manager. They were my team mates when I played Judo for the school. They told me the pros and cons about the profession. I tend to pay more attention to them because they provide real experience about the security guard. I always try to get advices from them (S). I think that most people in the program learn about the job in the same way as me.
I have a couple of senior people in the field in which they were in the same program while at the college. I learned everything from them. They are kind of my mentors. They advised me how to prepare to get a job like interviews, resume, applications etc…. They are really proven knowledge sources for me to know about the security guard (K2)