Rising Star – Shubham Anandani

To begin with, it all
started in Oracle's Bangalore office. I joined Oracle HSGBU on 1st of July 2013. I was always told that the
shift from college life to corporate life would be a drastic change but after
joining Oracle and undergoing training on various
technologies, I still felt I was in college. Time flew by and after completing
the trainings I was assigned a team in Hyderabad.

The complete ORS Team with Global Development VP Anjali Arora

I relocated to
Hyderabad and was well comforted by
Oracle in Hyderabad
too. The team I joined was a newly structured team and was working on a
completely new product from scratch. I found everyone equally enthusiastic like
me which quadrupled my interest in the work. Everyone was very helpful and
believed in mutual learning. First time in my life I came across a group of
people with diverse knowledge and expertise clubbed with different age groups
working for a single team. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this bunch of
people who had same zeal towards learning.

Receiving the “Rising Star Award 2014” from the Director Suresh

With a lot of
learning came a lot of hard-work. Slogging at times when situation demanded I
also made sure that I never missed out on an opportunity offered at work. I
joined Oracle Hyderabad's very own Toastmasters club and
very soon rose to the position of Vice-President for the club. This was an
enlightening experience from the learning point of view and helped me add-on to
my corporate experience. Being a part of this club, I won several accolades
like Oracle Hyderabad Toastmasters best speaker award for
the year  2015 and went on to represent Oracle at
area level where I earned the third spot.

Receiving the “Best Speaker Award” from the Toastmasters International
Area Level Contest while representing Oracle

Receiving the “Best Speaker Award” from the Toastmasters International
Club Level Contest held in Oracle

Along with
participating in Toastmasters club meetings and events I actively volunteered
for organizing Oracle events which were conducted by Oracle Fun@Work. This was another club involved for organizing
recreational events and celebrations for employees. It made sure everyone
participated and interacted with colleagues across teams. These activities
ensured fun at workplace and helped everyone get noticed for their diverse

Receiving the winning award for the Quiz Contest held in Oracle TechFest
2014 from the Director Harigopal Akkinapally

The best part about Oracle that I liked was the transparency in the work culture among employees regardless of the hierarchy. Working consistently at workplace, my work was well noticed by the management and my peers. Within a year I was awarded with Oracle Rising Star Award. This was a huge accomplishment for me and kept me motivated at work. After receiving the award just when I thought that it can't get any better than this another milestone came my way. I got to know that I my dedication and consistency at work had earned me a promotion! This made me believe that hard work never goes unrewarded.

Presenting development of an Android Application at Oracle TechFest

Receiving Best Dressed Award for Ethnic wear competition at Oracle

To summarize my journey till now, I would say Oracle has given me that platform which is required for every individual to get a head-start at the early stage of career. Ample amount of opportunities at work and a brilliant learning curve makes my stint at Oracle an unparalleled proposition. I feel blessed for having got this amazing opportunity to work for Oracle and getting an ocean full of opportunities coupled with recognition at work. I hope this message reaches out to a wider audience with this blog and help them realize the importance of their career and what it is to be like working for one of the best organizations in the world and growing as an individual at workplace.

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