“You dream of being in a company like Oracle, and when that
dream comes true you get mixed feelings, mostly joy infused with fear”.
asked about my thoughts on my first week at Oracle, I didn’t give the response
because it was expected of me to say so rather, it was the impression I got and
the more time I spent at Oracle the happier I felt.
I joined Oracle as an intern for the 2013 graduate intake
which started in March. For the first month we had a lot of training to do to
get used to the organization, but I made it no secret that I wanted to remain
at the end of the program and continue as an Oracle employee. So, from the
first week, I became very involved in as many activities as I could. I was very
proactive and passionate about my work.
When my fellow Interns and I went into our different lines
of business, I was given Oracle SOA as my focus area, despite studying it at
tertiary level I wasn’t clear at all about the product. In fact all that I knew
went out the window as I learnt the product at Oracle. I was still a bit
nervous but luckily as a grad you are part of a mini community so it was always
fun to catch-up and hear how the other guys awere doing. I must be honest...