Meet our Interns: Ugochukwu, Pre Sales Rep in Nigeria
By user10729410 on May 10, 2013
introduce yourself and your current role at Oracle.
My name is Ugochukwu Osuji Patrick and I am currently a Pre Sales Rep in the Applications line of business. The role entails understanding and providing potential clients with a functional overview of the application they intend to acquire. I also prepare presentations about the application and in some cases demonstrate the use of the application to the client. Part of my role also entails holding ‘discovery sessions’ with potential customers. I am an MBA (Information Systems) graduate from Edith Cowan University, Australia and I also hold a degree in Economics from Imo State University.
2. How were the first few weeks @Oracle?
The first number of weeks were very exciting and I was privileged to be part of the Oracle Nigeria "Go Red 2013" Team building intake. It gave me a lot of insight in to who I was going to be working with and as such, gave me a soft landing to the company as it was easy to get to know everyone in a relaxed environment. Everyone is nice and are willing to help and support you with your queries. I was able to learn a lot of things about the services I was going to be dealing with as most members of the team held tutorial sessions to explain what each application, hardware or technology did. I was involved with a customer discovery session and I thought it was very interesting. Another exciting thing about the first few weeks were the way all the new interns mixed with each other, it felt like we had known each other for years.
3. Is there anything different from what you expected to find at Oracle?
To be honest, I expected a very uptight and tense
working environment, but to my surprise I noticed it was quite a relaxed and
laid back environment. Everyone is friendly and are willing to help and I have
not felt like an intern as everyone treats me like a normal member of the team.
The structure was also surprising, I felt it was going to be all about
seniority but everyone is cordial and friendly and it is difficult to
differentiate between the managers and other staff. Oracle's work culture
was completely different from what I expected.
4. How can students maximize their chances of getting an Internship @Oracle?
I believe students can maximize their chances of getting into Oracle by increasing their interest in Information Technology and getting acquainted with new technologies and concepts. It is important that students get involved in IT projects and importantly understand the application of these technologies in real world business scenarios. Knowing about Oracle programs and projects would help students know more about Oracle and how to get in also.
If you have any questions about the internship program in Oracle or you would like to ask more questions to Ugochukwu, please feel free to write them here.