Learning Curve By Ankita Bhandary!!
By Nadiya on Mar 27, 2014
Filled with enthusiasm, a little bit of nervousness and in keen anticipation of what lay aheadI embarked on this amazing journey in Oracle Systems on 4th of July,2013, ready to embrace the numerous experiences on my first job.
Transitioning from college classrooms and assignments to the work place environment withproject deadlines can be a daunting task. But today, as I look back on the past few months, I'mdelighted to say that I've enjoyed every minute of it ! From swinging on a rope like Tarzan tolearning how to fight fires, from fixing bugs and taking up challenging tasks to forging new friendships there has never been a dull moment.Getting an opportunity to interact with extremely talented and experienced co-workers who have worked on amazing products and technology was truly surreal. Meeting other new hires from different parts of the country and interacting with them was an eye opener to the rich diversity of our nation. Interacting with teams from different parts of the world and undergoing various trainings has certainly enhanced my skills.
Being a part of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) provided invaluable exposure through training and drills about the immediate steps to be taken to evacuate people from danger and protect assets by learning how to use fire extinguishers. Attending Oracle's residential outbound workshop 'The GO Plus programme' which aimed at educating new employees about Oracle values like teamwork, innovation, integrity through intriguing tasks like building tents, walking blindfold on ropes,etc in the serene locales of Value Lanes located in the outskirts of Bangalore was a memorable experience.
Organizing 'Systems Bash 2014' was one of the responsibilities entrusted upon the new campus graduates. Seeing the employees bring out the inner child in them while participating in fun- filled events was another enjoyable experience which certainly made it worth the effort.
Oracle's making great products to solve complex business problems. Being able to contribute in this direction is a fantastic feeling. This journey from campus to corporate life has been exhilarating, filled with glorious experiences and a plethora of opportunities to showcase one's skills. A great learning curve indeed !