Campus Recruiting – Gangnam Style!
By Oracle Campus Blog on May 28, 2013
Korea has produced many great things - from kimchi, kbbq, Psy, LG, Hyundai, Samsung.. But again, it has produced some amazing graduates that were welcomed into the Oracle family in June 2013. I was extremely blessed to meet all 23 GIPs (Graduate intake Program – a term used by Oracle Korea for their grads) in my most recent trip to Seoul. All of them were their own individuals. All possessed talents that were so unique to them individually, but one thing certainly stood out – all displayed the characteristics that is Oracle. Optimistic, Proactive, Independent, Highly Motivated, Driven, Strong Communicators, Leadership qualities, Team player, Fast learner, High Achiever, Responsible individuals whilst being very genuine, down to earth, fun and outgoing individuals.
As I sat in Oracle Korea’s head office (located in Samsung-dong, Gangnam-ku), looking at all these graduates with such admiration, I had the sudden thought – “how am I going to reciprocate this and bring on-board, yet another group as talented, as hungry, unique individuals?”.
With that thought in mind, we started embarking on a series of Campus Recruitment talks to reach out to the graduating student population in Seoul and to increase the exposure of Oracle. We targeted 9 universities (where the majority of the current Oracle grads graduated from) – Hanyang Uni, Korea Uni, Hankuk Uni of Foreign Studies, Hongik Uni, Sungkyunkwan Uni, Handong Global Uni, Ajou Uni, Inha Uni & Yonsei Uni. At each campus, at each tutorial room there were senior and graduating students eager to hear about Oracle but more so, eager to hear about the Oracle story from myself. They wanted to hear about Oracle from an APAC perspective – the level of exposure that they will have, endless career opportunities, great responsibility, APAC support network. All students took in all this information with such admiration and was certainly an experience.
With the formal interview process set to begin mid June, I eagerly await to see who will be picked as part of the Oracle Graduate program in Seoul. I certainly hope that Korea will continue to produce such talented individuals that will ultimately change the way businesses operate.