Meet our Interns: Michal, Oracle Poland
By Maria Sandu on Jul 19, 2013
Hi everyone! My name is Michał and I’ve recently joined the Presales Security Team at Oracle Poland where I take part in the ECEMEA Internship Program. I want to share with you my first impressions with regard working at Oracle, as well as the skills which, in my opinion, are essential for those who want to work in this company.
I’m still an undergraduate student of Warsaw School of Economics where I study Finance and Accounting. As I am on the second year of my bachelor studies, it was a great achievement for me to become part of my Presales Security team. Security is becoming ever more important nowadays as new regulations (both international and internal) are to be introduced soon. It’s very exciting what is planned to be introduced as the topic is essential not only for big companies, but also for ordinary people – everyone wants to have their data protected and be less vulnerable in case of possible attack.Thus I have a lot of satisfaction from working on one of Oracles’ most important innovations.
During my first few days at Oracle I’ve met many fantastic people who are both ambitious and helpful. “Engineered to work together” doesn’t refer only to Oracle products, it is a way people communicate and do things here. What I do now is learn about, and gather, information about Oracle Security solutions as well as making presentations in front of my mentor. I feel that I’m continuously developing my skills and I can’t wait to make a presentation in front of a possible client or at IT conference.
My first month here has changed many things in my life. I have seen what the corporate culture in one of the world’s most rewarded IT corporations looks like. I started to work on multiple projects with people who are sometimes twice my age, but treat me not as a young boy, but as a partner. I’ve also made friends with the other interns from my program.Today I’m confident that joining Oracle was a perfect decision.
One of the main attributes which I find essential to allow me to work effectively is good communication skills. If you are a student, I find it is crucially important to gain experience through activism in student organizations (such as Students’ Union, CEMS or ESN). Getting involved in project work with your friends is always fun and it introduces you all to new colleagues and a variety of skills you will find useful in your work. It is also good to develop your interests during your studies and focus on an area which excites you and you can see yourself having a career in. Remember that if you think you know everything, the truth is that you actually don’t know anything deeply. The best feeling in the world is what Socrates has said “I know that I know nothing”. Be passionate, develop your interests and I’m sure that you will be a perfect candidate for any position connected with your interests.
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