Thursday May 29, 2014

Not so long ago in a city not so far away by Carlos Martin

This is the story of how the EMEA Presales Center turned an Oracle intern into a trusted technology advisor for both Oracle’s Sales and customers.

It was the summer of 2011 when I was finishing my Computer Engineering studies as well as my internship at Oracle when I was offered what could possibly be THE dream job for any young European Computer Engineer. Apart from that, it also seemed like the role was particularly tailored to me as I could leverage almost everything I learned at University and during the internship. And all of it in one of the best cities to live in, not only from my home country but arguably from Europe: Malaga!

A day at EPC

As part of the EPC Technology pillar, and later on completely focused on WebCenter, there was no way to describe a normal day on the job as each day had something unique. Some days I was researching documentation in order to elaborate accurate answers for a customer’s question within a Request for Information or Proposal (RFI/RFP), other days I was doing heavy programming in order to bring a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a customer to life and last not but least, some days I presented to the customer via webconference the demo I built for them the past weeks. So as you can see, the role has research, development and presentation, could you ask for more?

Well, don’t worry because there IS more...

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Wednesday May 28, 2014

Work at Oracle as a Fresh Student by Ang Sun

The past months have flown by since I started working at Oracle; but at the same time it feels like I’ve been here forever. I came to Beijing to find a job after I graduated from The University of Southampton with a MSc in Software Engineering. I got an offer the next day after I had an interview with my manager.

This new style of working life hasn’t been a problem with me. The atmosphere here is fantastic and everyone is so friendly and easy to talk to. I am the first member in our AIE China Team. We do appreciate those colleagues from Core I/O team who helped us a lot to familiarize ourselves with the new environment. After hire orientation training I got to know many new people from various teams including Middleware, People Soft and Solaris. Also Oracle provides weekly system online training as additional training for those people who need it...

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Monday May 19, 2014

My Journey-Foreign Internships By Chandana Neerukonda

Like any other 9+ pointers,  I too applied for Foreign Internships in my 3rd year.  The process starts by mailing Professors who are working on your area of interest.  It is bit easier to get replies from Professors if you start mailing by July or August.  In case of Germany ,  once you get acceptance form a German Professor to act as a host for DAAD Scholarship,  you should start the process of application for DAAD scholarship.  Once you get it ,  then the voyage begins.  

I worked as a summer Intern at TU Dresden,  Germany on "Temperature  Control of hydrogel-basd microfluidic valves" for 2 months in collaboration with CfAED (Center for Advanced Electronics Design).  It was my first flight  and I was actually nervous and forgot to get excited !!  As I reached Deutschland on 1st of May 2013 , a holiday  - people were  enjoying on the roads.   I felt that was super-welcoming.   After that reaching the guest-house,  where I booked a room in a shared flat for two months,  city registration and opening a bank account all are done with the help of an Indian PhD student in TU Dresden... 

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Friday May 16, 2014

Intern's Diary: Nqobile, South Africa

We’ve asked Nqobile, Tech Sales Intern who has recently joined Oracle as part of the Graduate Program in South Africa, to share her thoughts about her experience at Oracle in the very first weeks!

 “Well where do I begin?

With my first days at Oracle I actually didn’t believe that I was finally here and that it was really happening, It really felt unreal!

 After signing my contract I eased into the feeling that I was a graduate and that I was interning at a multi-national company. I caught up with other fellow graduates who I have met last year during the Oracle Open Day, fortunately we had maintained those relationships. It was interesting to meet the other graduates I hadn’t known because during induction they shared knowledge and ideas that I wasn’t familiar about, knowledge on banking, on having a credit record and other general stuff, It was really enlightening.

My first day at the office was rather interesting, I got there before my Manager and I had to take the initiative I had spoken about during the interview. When my Manager got there...[Read More]

Thursday May 15, 2014

Career at the speed of light - by Ben, EMEA Social Solution Specialist

When I came to Málaga (Spain) to work for Oracle – fresh out of university and still finishing of my master thesis – I rented a nice, but small apartment in the heart of the city. I made sure to live close to public transport which would take me into the office and close to where the party was going on. Looking back today, it seems ages ago, but no: My journey started only 3,5 years ago and loads of things have changed. Things have changed in my favour in ways I couldn’t even dream about.

EMEA Presales Center

As said, I came out of university with hardly any professional experience. Nevertheless, I was fortunate enough to be hired by the EMEA Presales Center (EPC) at Oracle. The EPC is a great department, which – in case it doesn’t exist yet – should be introduced into any enterprise of the size of Oracle.

The idea is simple: Graduates take on back-office presales activities in order to free up customer-facing time for the field team. If you are a field presales expert, you are supposed to be out in the field, aren’t you? Constantly on the road visiting customers together with your sales representatives and not spending hours in the office. Yes – but you will also need to prepare for all of those meetings, which is very hard, not to say, impossible to manage. And that’s where the EPC comes into the game...[Read More]

Wednesday May 14, 2014

How does Oracle recruit in Social Networks?

Oracle is one of the many companies who have adapted their recruiting strategy to the Social Media trend. We use multiple Social channels to source and to reach candidates across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Some of the most common channels we use are Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but also local tools such as for the Russian Market or Xing for Germany. We are continuously promoting life at Oracle and our career opportunities and also engage with the audience.

If you are wondering why companies are integrating social recruiting into the talent acquisition strategy we need to analyze the importance of this trend with some statistics.

According to a report by the Human Resources company Adecco, many companies think that active candidates in social media have more employment opportunities than those who are inactive in them...

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Wednesday May 07, 2014

Oracle Internship: Rise.Explore.Drive your career!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Oracle Internship Program in key locations across Eastern Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. We’re looking for talented IT students and motivated Business students in Russia, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya and Nigeria.

We know moving away from the comfort of books and lecture rooms into a corporate environment is a challenge, but putting the acquired skills into practice is a must! Our Internship program is a great opportunity for students to experience the smooth transition to the labour market. The intention behind the program is to build talent by continually investing in skills development in high potential countries within the region. Oracle helps you rise, explore and drive your own career!

We are looking for people with an IT, Financial or Marketing background interested in building a career within Sales or Presales. We’d like you to have a high level of energy, drive and enthusiasm because we want you to become the future IT and Sales Leaders of Oracle...

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