The three 2014 winners share some of the highlights of their "Seminar Experience".
The chance to attend annual ASIS International Show and Exhibits is a major opportunity for any security professional, and is an important step in one's personal and professional development.
Demonstrations, exhibits, conferences, training sessions, workshops, formal and informal events – all means to get in touch with top security professionals and discuss challenges, expectations, potential solutions as well as exchange ideas.
Participating in the event helped me to realize that ASIS directly and indirectly supports security professionals to accomplish daily goals and address professional hazards and challenges with the confidence to rely on the most renowned security association worldwide.
More than ever, I am encouraged and motivated to continue to invest myself as the Montreal Chapter Chairman, to help our members to take full advantage of all benefits ASIS has to offer. Participation in the conference gave me an opportunity to engage in ASIS Canada AGM and interact directly with my Canadian counterparts. Attending ASIS 60th Annual Show and Exhibits was a flagship experience in my professional development to date.
My 2014 ASIS Young Professional Seminar Experience can be described in two words: invaluable networking.
As I reflect on my ASIS Young Professional Seminar Experience there are countless interactions, conversations, and networking opportunities that I had as a result which have extended into the weeks following. The Seminar Experience was not merely a four day conference; the benefits of this experience are just the beginning of a more enriched security career.
Being an "army of one" security department at my current facility sometimes can difficult, but I know I am not alone. ASIS International and the sub-groups of this organization, Young Professionals and ASIS Women in Security, have been vital in assisting in my development as a diversified Security professional because of the unique opportunities these groups provide to cultivate a rich network of colleagues.
Without this opportunity, I would not have had this priceless experience. By being able to experience the ASIS Seminar, I am able expand from my current network to include dozens of other, diversified, security professionals who, because of their passion of this field, truly want nothing in return but to assist in Young Professionals in their own personal and professional growth.
My experience at ASIS International’s Annual Seminar & Exhibits was
amazing. From networking in the CSO
Lounge to listening to inspiring keynote speakers to attending informative
sessions to learning more about career development in the Career Pavilion, I
believe I participated in just about every activity offered at the seminar.
My time at the Career Pavilion was very well spent, and I am certain
that if more people know about it, more would attend. I left the seminar with new information on
the security sector, great contacts, sage career advice, and an informal job
offer, which turned into an official job offer the following week.