I am Alex Edwards, an American student from Tujunga, California on the Associate Degree Program at the Hubbard College of Administration (HCA), Los Angeles, CA. Doing the Executive Basics apprenticeship brought about fantastic results. You get to drill many scenarios where you are the executive in charge, and you have to make things go right when they are definitely going wrong. You get to actually think with what you learned in the Executive Basics course, ensuring that you can use the tools perfectly. Once you get to the point where you’re drilling the scenarios perfectly, you really see the difference between doing it with the executive basics tools versus doing it without those tools. It is quite a significant difference indeed. The final part of this apprenticeship dealt with me being in charge of a small group operation that lasts from 5-10 hours. I had to manage three people and get them to get the work done. It was a non-trivial test of my skill as an executive. Not having managed a structured operation like this before made me very excited. I was eager to apply all of the tools that I had garnered in my earlier courses here at Hubbard College of Administration. Specifically, my task was to get 70 surveys of the correct public for a construction company done within a 5-10 hour timeframe. My team and I managed to get all of them done in just over 5 hours. I was able to make the operation run smoothly while simultaneously keeping my juniors interested in getting all of the surveys done within our time allotment. As a result of our success, I feel completely able and competent as an executive, and I feel that I can handle even larger projects without a sweat. Hubbard College of Administration is a self-paced business school that offers an exceptional business administration curriculum, unique learning technology, life-changing apprenticeships and internships, assistance with job placement and a lifetime warranty for students. I am currently on the Effective Leadership apprenticeship.