Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Master Chef Comes To Oracle

An imminent deadline, high pressure environment, and hot working conditions became part of the fun last Thursday evening for many Oracle developers in Dublin as they took part in our Master Chef challenge.

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Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

The Student Life In Russia

Throughout time, Russian students’ life has gone through many different changes. We spend our time in a totally different way than our parents used to and also focus on different aspects of our lives. Nowadays, more and more students are trying to study and work in the same time as it is highly valued from employers’ perspective. This aspect has had a significant impact on students’ life as their activities and interests have changed. We have recently face another change that has been a challenge, going from the classical 5years System of Education to the Bologna System. My name is Valeria and I am a Sales Intern in Oracle Russia. I will tell you more about the challenges that a Russian student is facing and also about what employers are looking for in my country.

Russia has recently replaced the classical national 5-years system of education with the Bologna Process Model, 4 years plus 2 years. After five years of study, students received a specialist certificate, but nowadays, they receive only a diploma of general higher education. There are both advantages and disadvantages for this change. For instance, after graduating 5-years, students realized that the knowledge they gained was out of date and that foreign universities did not accept their certificate. The Bologna Process Model of Bachelor and Master Degrees give students the chance to use their diploma in many universities around the world.

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Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

High Potential Student Program Brief Meeting with João Taron

Hello all, my name is Jon and I currently work within the Marketing department at General Business (Oracle Spain). Hereafter, I would like to convey my thoughts about the brief meeting we had with João Taron, Vice -President of Oracle Iberia.

First of all, I would like to personally thank João for sharing his working experience with us since we have recently started working for Oracle and our willingness to excel in every field sometimes doesn´t allow us to see the big picture, however this  important advice enhances our business perspective and of course, our professional career path.


I loved the energy and dynamism brought by this outstanding speaker. It is advisable to know yourself and your environment first in order to set clear objectives on the future. This is how our chat started, explaining IT trends and of course Oracle´s business strategy and it’s organisational model. Finally, he gave us some hints about how we should face our professional challenges in the corporate world, this is the pivotal part of the meeting and something I will expand on.


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Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

Is your dream an international experience?

Studying in Poland, having two summer jobs in England, doing one internship in India, working in Thailand for half a year and now working in Prague. Does it seem an adventure? Well it is and I will tell you how I came to have this international experience.

Dzień Dobry! My name is Wojciech Jurojc, I am Polish and I am currently a Business Development Consultant within Oracle, based in Prague. I joined Oracle on the 1st of August 2011. I graduated in 2010 and obtained 2 Masters Degrees in Political Science and Economics.

I would like to tell you more about my past and how I joined Oracle. In 2005 I began studying at the Faculty of Political Sciences Gdansk University. In 2008, I obtained a Bachelors Degree. During these three years I had the opportunity to go to England twice, where I worked as a Bartender, first in Blackpool and then in Manchester...[Read More]

Tuesday Jul 03, 2012

Why everybody should do Sales!

I speak with many business students and ask them what job they want to get into. Most of them tell me they want a job in Marketing, Management Consulting or Finance. I hardly ever hear “Sales, that is what I want to do”, and I often wonder why.

I would like to start with a quote from Zig Ziglar, a successful salesman:

"Nothing happens until someone sells something."

But to get back to the main point, why wouldn’t you want to get in sales? When people think of sales, they picture a typical salesman in their head and think that selling is scary and all about manipulating, pressuring and pushing someone into buying something they don’t need. Are these stereotypes accurate? I don’t believe so:

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