What has inspired you in your career choice?
By Tim Koekkoek on Dec 19, 2011
We’ve been thinking about who or what has inspire Romanian students and graduates in their career choice. Would it be a relative? Or maybe a famous person? Could it be a story or a video?
We thought that a good way to find out, would be by asking them
to share their answer with us on Oracle Romania Facebook Community. Whether it was
a friend, a famous person, a quote, a motivational speech or a teacher, they all
searched for inspiration around them in choosing their path. That is why we
created the “Inspiring Day”, inviting those who posted their answer on Oracle
Romania Facebook page, to visit the company and meet people who INSPIRE LIKE NO ONE ELSE .
Fourteen students and graduates from the universities in Bucharest spent one day with us, visiting departments of interest to them, finding out more about Oracle’s activity and tasting a little bit of our working environment. They started the “Inspiring Day” talking about what their dreams and aspirations are, drinking a cup of coffee or tea and understanding what Oracle does. Questions, amazement, laughs, curiosity, eagerness, we had it all for a good and promising start of our day together. The participants divided into two groups, one technical and one non-technical, visiting three departments of interest.
The technical group, along with Simona, from the Romanian Experienced Recruitment team had an insight on how departments like Development, On Demand and Technology Service Center work. They found out what their basic activity is, what responsibilities they have, but also how it feels to be part of their team and what activities they do outside the office. Tekin, one of the participants, said that he was pleasantly surprised by the dynamic and warm environment he found within the three departments. He realized that having motivated employees is a vital element that helps Oracle be in the top companies around the world.
Maria, from the EMEA Graduate Recruitment team accompanied the non-technical group on their visit. They found out more about Oracle Partner Network center, the Contracts team and Contract Renewals team.
How was it like?
Roger, one of the participants, said: “After spending a day in the company and visiting 3 non-technical departments from Oracle Bucharest, my viewpoint has totally changed. A day at Oracle made me more interested (in Oracle), I started to consider it as an opportunity for my future career and I decided to share it with everyone in the same position as myself.” Diana, another participant, confessed: “I was pleasantly surprised to see how many young people are working within Oracle and what a fun environment they work in! I think that teamwork is an important value here and it seems that Oracle has become like a family for most of them!”
After the three visits, everyone gathered altogether, talking about how the whole day was for participants, what they learned and how their opinion about Oracle changed. Our biggest reward was their enthusiasm and willingness to come back as an employee or spreading the word about the visit.
We will definitely have more “Inspiring Day” events and we’ll meet new enthusiastic students and graduates. Follow our communities to find out fresh news regarding Oracle and the events we organize at Oracle Romania, CampusatOracle.