Intern's Diary: Nqobile, South Africa
By Maria Sandu on May 16, 2014
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 he was impressed that I had met almost the entire office. I then had to familiarize myself with Oracle’s self-service pages on how to set up my phone, email and do mandatory courses that were going to help me familiarize myself with what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in the office.
Coming into such a big company really requires a lot from you as a person, work is not really handed to you, you have to give yourself work because it might look like there is nothing to do but there is A LOT TO BE DONE. I then went around departments in search for people who had been retained in graduate programs and that really helped me out a lot because I was talking to people who had walked this road before.
I will be going to camp in a few days and after that I really feel that it is time to show the Managers what I was talking about in the interviews!”
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