I just finished my HCA Associate Degree Program Surveys Course and am on my Surveys Apprenticeship! From the theory part of the Surveys Course I learned a lot about the importance of surveys. We need to know what service you can deliver people will consider valuable enough to give money or valuables for. If you don’t do any surveys or if done incorrectly, you won’t be able to succeed in your business, since you don’t have the reality or viewpoint of your public. You can’t promote something they really don’t need and want, they won’t buy anything from you! Mr. Hubbard said, “Failure to survey can cost you thousands in ineffective promo and tens of thousands in lost statistics.” So this course was great because now I can do surveys correctly and get the right result out of it. Full understanding of this important tool for the business will enable me to achieve prosperity! After the Surveys Course, I helped a Survey company in Sunland, CA, as a Surveys Apprentice. They were having a project for the Valley area and needed to find out the opinion of their public by doing a quick survey, I was assigned to that project. I created three survey questions, I went out to a town in the Valley and surveyed 150 people total, tabulated the survey results, etc. With this practice, now I can apply Survey tech fully. Through this apprenticeship I reviewed the importance of communication. If there is no communication, you can’t do anything with other people and just become individualized. You can’t understand other people, you can’t fix the relationship between you and your friend, you can’t sell stuff to other people, etc. My first survey question didn’t work well with my public, they couldn’t understand the question right away. This means that there was not enough of a high communication level between my question and my public. So I reworded and increased the communication level of that question, until I could obtain very good result out of it. Surveys are one of the most important communication tools for any company. The company uses surveys to communicate with its public and finds out everything about the public. With that information you will be able to build up your strategy, you will find your way to prosperity. I really enjoyed this Surveys Course and the apprenticeship. I’m a Surveys master now! By Hiro Suganuma, a Japanese student from Yokohama on the associate degree program at the Hubbard College of Administration (HCA), Los Angeles, CA. The HCA 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 Marketing and Public Relations Surveys apprenticeship.