interviewed Aarti, who recently organised a flash-mob for Oracle
Campus, which you can see on our facebook
Aarti, perhaps you could give us a quick introduction of yourself,
and what you do at Oracle?
been with Campus Recruitment for just over a year. I’ve been with
Oracle for three years. I was keen to get into the campus role after
having watched other colleagues working in campus and when the
opportunity arrived I jumped at it. The
journey has been fantastic thus far. I’m responsible for the GBU
hiring at Oracle.
did you record the flash-mob video - what were your goals?
Flash-mobs were one
thing that took off really big in India after the first one in
Mumbai. It’s the hot thing in
the student community at the moment. A better way to reach out and
connect with students. I think that it is also a good way to
demonstrate our openness and culture at Oracle – demonstrate that
we are very flexible and that we have a cool culture. I knew the
video could be shared on our social media pages and reach out to a
wider student community
was the preparation and rehearsal for the video like?
I decided to do the video, I had to decide who I would
like to do the flash-mob. The new campus hires to Oracle would be
ideal for this. We were 2 teams at 2 different locations and Each
team took 2-3 songs and choreographed it themselves. Every day at
5pm, each team would meet up and every other weekend the whole group
met. Practicing went on for about a month like this.
was the video received by participants and by students on the
event was well received. We did it during
the lunch break at the University so that there was a large presence
of students around while the flash mob took place. We set up about
an hour beforehand to get everything ready. The break-bell sounded
and the students came out, that’s when the flash-mob started. The
students were pleasantly surprised that a company was doing this.
They also recognised some of the participants involved as former
the flash-mob and the video of it that you recorded, have you had
much response due to it?
We have, especially in the
past two weeks. We went back to the college to make some hires. The
flash-mob was still fresh in their minds and they knew well who
Oracle was as a result.
you like to repeat this kind of creative initiative again with the
I’m over the moon with the flash-mob. My
mind is working overtime now with ideas about the next things to do!