Meet our Interns: Sabra, Sales Intern in Oman
By Maria Sandu on Apr 26, 2013
1. Please introduce yourself and your current role at Oracle!
Hi! I’m Sabra from the Sultanate of Oman. I have a Bachelor Degree in Internet and E-Security from the Higher College of Technology which is considered one of the most beautiful colleges in the world. I graduated from this course on December 25th 2012 and a couple of months later I started my internship at Oracle! I’m a Sales Intern and I’m part of the Technology Sales team. It’s been a great feeling to finish my Degree and be onboard already finding myself learning about Oracle technologies!
2. How were the first weeks @Oracle?
I enjoyed every minute of my first few days as my new colleagues made me feel very welcomed. It is highly important to have your peers’ support as you’re in the early phase of your career and don’t have much experience with the business environment.
From the very first day at Oracle I came to the conclusion that the corporate life is very different from what we think of it when we are students. They’re like two separate worlds and you need to get used to lots of procedures and policies when you join a company this big. I can feel it’s going to be a highly important experience for my professional development and I’m thankful to be here in this organisation.
3. Is there anything different from what you expected to find at Oracle?
Of course it’s different; I wasn’t expecting people to be so welcoming and warm and very willing to help me. I am aware that my level of experience is low, so their support was really important. This is exactly what I found at Oracle and I am looking forward to meeting Inters from other regions too and sharing our experiences.
4. How can students maximize their chances of getting an Internship @Oracle?
I think students should do a lot of research on Oracle’s variety of products, as well as the opportunities on offer in the organisation. In a lot of cases I found that people know all about Oracle as a Database, but not much else about the organization’s other offerings. Oracle actually has a world of technology at its core where you will be challenged to learn, grow and reach your potential at the highest level. So, I think that seeking challenges while still students will definitely maximize their chances of getting an Internship at Oracle. This would help them in terms of skills, knowledge, but also in their CVs.
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