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Being an Oraclite - More Than a Dream by Dhanush!!

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Those were the days, when I would be
working on my laptop and suddenly a pop-up regarding java updates would show up
prompting me to update Java on my system. Once updated, it would always show
"Oracle" in red and fascinate me.

In our day to day life we come across so
many software applications that make our life simple and easier with their user
friendly experience and latest sophisticated innovative technologies. This
inspired me to get into IT field and to learn and contribute to technology.

 Reaching the final year of engineering, one
question that bothers a student the most would be "What next"? And it had already begun haunting my mind. I
was looking towards getting a Placement in an Organization where I will be able
to utilize and enhance my knowledge.

When the placement process began and we
heard that a unit of Oracle ‘Oracle Cloud Services’ is coming to our college my
excitement knew no bounds. Yes!!! It is the same "Oracle" which would
fascinate me always. I was very excited and started preparation with full
enthusiasm.

The recruitment process of Oracle started
on 13th Sept 2014 with an online test with over 400+ candidates attempting it.
It was the "race of life" for everyone including me. Adding to my anxiety,
it took 4 panicking days for the results to get announced and yippee!!! I was one
among the top 66 students who cleared the test.

On 18th Sept 2014, the unit of Oracle came in
and briefed us about the company and enlightened me why is that everyone gets
pumped in excitement when it comes to getting placed in "Oracle”. Soon
after the talk, the interview process had begun. The interview was about
technical and managerial stuffs along with some mind boggling puzzles. I was
confident throughout the interview process and it went on smoothly. By night,
the result of the interview was out and Hurray!!!I managed to clear this round
too and was among the top 30 students who made through. I knew for sure; the
competition is going to be even tougher in the next round.

So the next morning on 19th Sept 2014,
sharp at 9 A.M, the next interview round had begun and just in an hour I had completed
my technical interview and HR round too. We were told that results would be
announced in the evening. So, we were left with nothing but wait. Entire day, I
kept checking my watch wishing for time to move faster than it usually does! Funny,
but now those moments are cherished in my mind. Somehow, I managed to keep
myself calm and relaxed until the result time had come. Finally, the panel
announced the names of those who made through to Oracle and they announced my
name too!! Just for a minute, the only thing I remember doing was look up and
thank God!! Then emotions burst out and all my friends who
got through along with me, started celebrating with pride and joy!!

So, it was "One of the best days of my
life" and "Being an ORACLEite is more than a dream come true"
for me. But the dream has just begun and I hope to live my dream, to learn and
accomplish professionally by being a proud ORACLEite.

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