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.
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.
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 !