Thursday Nov 28, 2013

Workin' it! - From College to Oracle Sales Academy

Figuring out what to do after graduation can be a pretty intimidating task for most college students. As a second-semester senior with student loan payments on the horizon and scarcely a month left until commencement, it was downright terrifying.

Such was the case when I first slipped into Oracle’s campus-recruiting information session at Cornell University this past April. With little to no knowledge about what Oracle actually did or how my psychology degree could possibly be considered relevant to a technology company, I decided to see what they had to say, though I didn’t expect much.

Four months later, I am so glad that I made that decision.

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Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

JAVA Technical Sharing in Tsinghua University – China by Camilla Wu

We aim to identify the brightest graduating students from selected Universities who will help position Oracle as a company of choice within their University. Our Ambassadors are a bridge between Oracle and their Universities.

Two months earlier, we held an Oracle Open Day Event, the Tsinghua University Ambassador together with his classmates had been invited to walk into the Oracle Offices and on Sept.17th, Oracle had a JAVA technical sharing in Tsinghua University. In total 108 students joined the session, one JAVA technical Manager gave a fantastic presentation to the students, and our recruiting team also introduced Oracle and our campus hire process. A number of students asked different questions related to JAVA and Oracle campus hiring, from this session we has a number of students express interest in roles with us, hope anyone of them could join Oracle in the coming FY14 campus hire program!!!

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Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Oracle – The journey begins by Shambo Chatterjee:Campus Hires’13 from BIT-Mesra

Hello I am Shambo Chatterjee better known as SAM. As a campus hire I joined Oracle on 1st July 2013 in Oracle IDC Hyderabad. I feel myself really lucky and good to be in a company which is the world’s largest enterprise software company, (Oracle).

On the first day we were directed to the conference hall where we had our induction program and got introduced to each other, apart from that we were gifted with goodies that made the day special. Next day we were about to begin the journey into the world of corporate where we would be sitting on the cubicles leaving our college classroom benches, a totally new world with the aroma of expectation, excitement and freshness.

On the day of the GO program we were taught some oracle values and many other things. There was a lot of fun waiting for us with the ‘Kick-off’ of the GO plus program...

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Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

Knowing your market = Understanding your community

State of Origin is the pinnacle of rugby league in Australia. The best Rugby League players from NSW take on the best Rugby League players from QLD, in a tradition that spans over 30 years. Professional players in the NRL (National Rugby League) gut it out every week, hoping that they get that one chance to be selected to represent their state. The NSW and QLD coaches endure months of deliberation, trying to pick the side that they believe will win. Coaches are continuously training and conditioning their players to be the best, always providing words of wisdom to inspire them to bring out their best.

How does this relate to recruiting and more specifically to campus recruiting. Each coach has the duty to pick, select and recruit 19 players whom they believe are the right profile for their side – who’s been consistent, in form, gives 110%, team work and leadership qualities...

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Wednesday Jul 10, 2013

DECODE ORACLE by Megha Kapil

The countdown has begun; shortly we will again begin the hiring season to meet the young talented pool of 2014 graduates. I believe this is the right time for me to assist bright aspiring graduates like you to be a step closer while preparing for your dream job with Oracle.

Whenever I visit campuses across India the obvious scenario is everyone knows about Oracle as a big brand. However, what students know about Oracle is “It’s a Database Company”.

Is that it?

Yes, Oracle is a database company and we are number 1, but we are also NUMBER 1 in 50 another product categories. Oracle is the only company who provides full End-to-End IT solutions to its customers.

Oracle’s goal is to unleash innovation and simplify I.T. Oracle is simplifying I.T. by engineering hardware and software to work together, upending the longstanding industry practice of cobbling together different components, the traditional IT acquisition model.

Oracle’s technology stack consists of Application, Middleware, Database, Operating System, Virtual Machine, Server and Storage. Each of these layers—and all the products within the layers—have been designed and engineered to work together according to open standards. We create best of breed components at every layer of the hardware and software stack.

Oracle has spent $24 billion in R&D since 2004, spent $9 billion in 2011 and 2012 alone.

Oracle doesn’t work with the latest technology because we CREATE latest technology for the globe across different software and Hardware vertical. This is proven by the fact that 100 of fortune 100 companies are customers of Oracle – they run their businesses on Oracle Technology!

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Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

Inspiration

Once again, I find myself back in Seoul – ASEM Tower, 16th Floor in a mobile room. I’m busy preparing for the interview process that is about to take place for Oracle Korea’s GIP 7th (Graduate Intake Program): scheduling the first round interviews, organizing interview guidelines, educating interviewers on the process and framework and  getting all the logistics ready for the 1st round interview.

Seoul or Korea rather is a fascinating place. Highly efficient, the utmost respect for seniors and results orientated. When students come in for an interview at first it was hard to tell them apart – there seems to be accepted interview attire that must be worn when attending an interview. Males and Females, all dress in black suits, with white shirts underneath – with males to wear simple and dark colored ties.

During the interview, they would all sit very upright, all would bow when entering the room, place their hands on the laps and very often they would hold minimal eye contact. They would project their voice loud to portray confidence, they would talk in the Korean formal dialect at all times and will treat every question, every moment with extreme clarity and the utmost professionalism.

When the interview concludes, they will all stand hands by their sides, bow 90 degrees and thank all the interviewers for their precious time and opportunity. As soon as they leave the interview room, I could hear all their sighs of relief and commended each other on their efforts.

More and more I learn about the Korean culture it inspires me. Their patriotism, their respect for each, their values, their appreciation, their motivation, their desires and passion – it truly was an experience for me (even as a recruiter) and can’t help but feel truly impressed and motivated to live for every moment.

Philip Yi

Oracle Campus Recruiter 

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Wednesday Jun 19, 2013

MY JOURNEY AT ORACLE BY PRATEEK BATLA IIT ROORKEE BATCH 2012

Can you share your experience working with Oracle so far?

It has been a wonderful journey so far. The last one year has been very exciting for me.  First of all I would like to mention that the training program at Oracle that we went through really prepared us well. It matured us and allowed us to go from developing small applications in college to big enterprise products. Two months of initial training has had a lasting impact for me. I am also really enjoying the knowledge I have gained so far and also learning new things to put into the products our team is developing. It's really fun to work here. We are treated like adults and we are responsible for our own workloads. We are not measured by how long we sit at a desk for, but more importantly what we are doing with our time...

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Tuesday Jun 11, 2013

Growing up together in Oracle

We really appreciate that we can join in Oracle and pass through an Asia-Pacific-wide Graduate Program. In this program, we do not only participate in structured training, but also have chances to work on real business challenges across our lines of business.

 What do we learn and achieved in this program?

 There are three critical stages in this program: foundation, rotation and placement. Foundation gives us an orientation to understand the Oracle policy, the responsibilities of different LOB and the culture of Self-Service. After that a detailed and useful training are provided during our rotation, which also include the product knowledge, the professional industry analysis and the introduction of call skills. When we back to the placement, the hiring manager was really patient and kindly to provide variety kinds of opportunities on putting us into real calls.

What is more, in our daily work, we mostly focused on following up market events, BDC program and profiling. As a lead generation representative, what we need to know was how to attract and to communicate with customers via telephone, and also, highly controlled that how to grasp the requisite product knowledge quickly and how to cooperate with colleagues, both business development consults and sales...

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Tuesday May 28, 2013

Campus Recruiting – Gangnam Style!

Korea has produced many great things -  from kimchi, kbbq, Psy, LG, Hyundai, Samsung.. But again, it has produced some amazing graduates that were welcomed into the Oracle family in June 2013. I was extremely blessed to meet all 23 GIPs (Graduate intake Program – a term used by Oracle Korea for their grads) in my most recent trip to Seoul. All of them were their own individuals. All possessed talents that were so unique to them individually, but one thing certainly stood out – all displayed the characteristics that is Oracle. Optimistic, Proactive, Independent, Highly Motivated, Driven, Strong Communicators, Leadership qualities, Team player, Fast learner, High Achiever, Responsible individuals whilst being very genuine, down to earth, fun and outgoing individuals.

As I sat in Oracle Korea’s head office (located in Samsung-dong, Gangnam-ku), looking at all these graduates with such admiration, I had the sudden thought – “how am I going to reciprocate this and bring on-board, yet another group as talented, as hungry, unique individuals?”...


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Friday May 10, 2013

Meet our Interns: Ugochukwu, Pre Sales Rep in Nigeria

1. Please 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................


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Friday May 03, 2013

Meet our Interns: Ahmad, Sales Intern in Kuwait

Please introduce yourself and your current role at Oracle.

My name is Ahmad. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and I graduated from the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in Fall 2010. I was lucky to be selected for the Oracle inter program and I started my career here in March 2013 as a Sales Intern looking after Oracle Technologies.

How were the first few weeks @Oracle?

Oracle was always an company I aspired to work for. During the first few days I was introduced to the amazing professionals working here and got an insight into the company’s valuable products. This made me more and more keen to learn about the company and products, this is on top of the extremely high level of support that have from the teams and managers. Honestly, I am very grateful for this opportunity and I know I will learn so much from the time I have here.

Is anything different from what you expected to find at Oracle?

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Wednesday May 01, 2013

New beginnings with Oracle Campus Recruiter Phillip Yi

As I sit here on level 7, Tower B at Oracle’s Australian headquarters in North Ryde, I reflect on the journey that has been the past 10 months since joining Oracle. To me Oracle did have its familiarity – coming from an IT Recruitment background I would meet candidates that specialised in technologies like Primavera, Hyperion, Java, MYSQL, JD Edwards, Sun, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Taleo.. Little did I know that I would one day work for the IT conglomerate that would own them all.

 Who is Oracle? ‘A database company’ – as I’ve heard it many times before. But Oracle is so much more than just a Database company. Oracle is truly a leader in IT innovation  – hardware and software, engineered to work together. Reducing the complexity, simplifying IT. Over 9,000 products, with over 2,000 patents. 32,000 developers, running over 300,000+ test scripts nightly. 6,500 customer-driven enhancements yearly. 1 million+ students supported and over 20,000 implementation consultants. Not to mention being ranked #1 in 40 product or product and industry categories with over 380,000 customers in 145 countries and over 100,000+ employees...

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Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

My first Career fair: Tips from a student to the students

My name is Audrey. I am studying at IPAG Business School – Paris – and joined Oracle UK in February 2011 – more specifically, I joined the EMEA Graduate's Recruitment Team (EMEA stands for Europe, Middle East and Africa). Our team is responsible for graduates and interns recruitment in EMEA - being more visible and more attractive to students and on campus - handling the recruitment process (sourcing, selection, offer, hire) for all students', graduates' and junior profiles. Our Oracle Recruitment EMEA team recruits the most motivated people in the industry for jobs in Oracle that offer a challenging and rewarding environment.

Our recruiting team in EMEA are part of the Oracle Business, working in partnership not just to fill jobs but also to find the most successful people who want to establish a long term career in a strong and successful enterprise.

My main objective is to find candidates for the French market; our main tools of searching are social media websites and the top Schools in France: “Grandes Ecoles”.  I am also in charge of organizing events and career fairs in France. My role is a wonderful way to understand how we recruit candidates in a multinational company. I am also learning how answer to managers’ needs and how to be efficient in order to facilitate the recruitment procedures.

One of the events I organized was in the Business School of EM Grenoble, one of the Top Business Schools in France (6th place in the ranking); with which Oracle Recruitment and Oracle Academy (https://academy.oracle.com/) have cooperated with for a long time.

Below, I explain the key points from the career fair that I attended in Grenoble:

How do I feel informing students about roles instead of being “a student looking for a job”? Just before arriving in the School it is quite stressing, as I am a student I had to be well prepared in order to look professional and keep the control of the presentation to have an impact on the candidates. When the students arrived I felt like having the responsibility to inform them about our role's offers, our company and finally I forgot to be stressed because I had knowledge about our activity that the students didn’t have. The interesting and “funny” point is that I am used to going into career fairs to find more information about companies and opportunities. This time I was in the “opposite role”: I could see the students’ shyness when they arrived to the career fair, and they remember me in the same situation just a few months ago!

What is the most important tip for a student attending a career fair? Probably to be more aware about the companies presenting during the career fair; looking at the company website they are going to talk with and at the job descriptions they want to apply. Of course it is much more profitable to bring a resume to give to the recruiters.

My feedback of the journey: It is really interesting for a student like me, who will look for internships or their first job in the next years, to participate as a company representative during a career fair. I learned an important aspect of a student’s behaviour: we used to search an internship only because we have to do it in order to validate our diploma; but company representatives can feel when students are presenting their resume because they are interested in the company, they have passion for that business… and not only because they have to do it for the school… 

The contact with the recruiters starts in the first moment you meet them to ask questions… so be more motivated!

We are looking for you!

If you have any questions related to this article feel free to contact annapia.racanelli-AT-oracle-DOT-com. You can find all our job opportunities via http://campus.oracle.com

Wednesday Aug 31, 2011

Top Notch Talent: University students experience life at Oracle

University students from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia visited the Customer Visit Centre at Thames Valley Park, UK in July to learn about graduate opportunities at Oracle. The engineering and computer science students heard a series of presentations from Oracle employees, giving a flavour of daily working life at Oracle and outlining the choice of career paths available. They also learnt about Oracle culture and received tips on how to apply for positions.

The session at Oracle's campus in Reading, organised by Oracle Recruitment, was part of a two-week UK tour (www.twoweeks.es) undertaken by the students to introduce and prepare them for the world of work. The initiative is co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Antonio Reig from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, and also dovetails with the ambitions of Oracle’s Top Notch Talent program to recruit, develop and retain the best talent in the industry.

Gillian Channer, Senior Director, Business Operations, UK and Ireland, gave an account of her career, starting as programmer, and then a trainer of Oracle products. Her advice for the students was to work hard, never take things for granted and most importantly network.

The final presentation was by Annapia Racanelli, Oracle recruiter for Italy and France, who highlighted the different opportunities available within Oracle for graduates. Annapia also explained how Oracle encourages continuous development of skills.

Annapia explained how Oracle Direct provides a vibrant, multi-lingual working environment for professionals at early stages of their sales career. She also offered advice on finding positions within Oracle – recommending the students join the dedicated Oracle Facebook page and set up a Linked-in profile as soon as possible.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Reig concluded: “The day at Oracle was a great opportunity for the students to see first-hand how one of the world’s best companies works.”

The student day forms part of Oracle's continuous recruitment programme to attract the very best graduate talent from across Europe. The team establishes strong relationships with each of the top European universities, making regular visits to careers departments and student unions to ensure the students are fully briefed on opportunities available at Oracle.

The team works hard to ensure that Oracle has a strong online and social media presence for jobseekers and sends out targeted emails to the top potential candidates. It also works closely with the top European MBA programmes to ensure that Oracle attracts the best interns, and sponsors some of the best student projects and awards. The programme also arranges for Oracle employees to return to their universities to speak first-hand to students about what it’s like working at Oracle. If you are interested in participating, please contact annapia.racanelli-AT-oracle.com.

The day opened with a presentation from Gordon Davies, of Sales Knowledge Communications, EMEA, who provided an introduction to Oracle's business in the IT industry, its customers and global organization.


Friday Jul 22, 2011

Made in Germany @ Oracle

Hi, Moin Moin

My Name is Neele, originally German and now living in Ireland. I have been working as a Business Development Representative for Oracle in Dublin since November 2010. After graduating from my Business School in Southern Germany (DHBW Ravensburg) I was working at Lidl for about a year until Oracle came into my life. Oracle contacted me and offered me an amazing start to my career. As I studied International Business, my dream was to work abroad. The opportunity with Oracle included the chance to work abroad in an international surrounding with getting to know people from all different countries of Europe. – My Dream!

This multicultural environment is unique in Europe. I am working directly with colleagues from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Great Britain, Portugal and many other European countries in ONE single team.

So far I have gotten to know nearly every language in Europe and try to adopt some words for myself.

Oracle gives you the chance to develop your own career in an international environment. It´s a multicultural organization and offers you the ability to learn global business processes. Nowhere else can you gain this much knowledge that you can promote into the next role within one year.

My job is focused on generating demand for Oracle products and finding new business opportunities over the phone. I have established a close relationship with Sales People all over Europe, but in particular, those based in Germany and Switzerland. Within a few short months I have acquired a professional knowledge of the whole IT Sector. At Oracle, I constantly receive relevant training on a weekly basis to enhance my skill-set. I am constantly supported by management and my personal mentor. I attend regular on-to-one sessions with my manager to review my career development plan.

The most amazing thing I am experiencing is my growing self-confidence and professionalism when speaking with customers. From having CEO’s on the phone, to having meetings with 15 different nationalities, to familiarizing with living in Ireland… it’s something that you will never experience in Germany.

Dublin

Dublin as a place to life is also important to mention: Dublin has its own character. A city with most of the inhabitants between 20 and 40 offers a lot of activities for young professionals. The city is modern, vibrant and has a whole lot of contrasts.

You can decide between anything from water sports, chill at the beach, go cycling, or indoor sports, or hang out with some friends in Temple Bar and still I haven´t mentioned all of activities Dublin has to offer. Also there is a big cultural and musical scene here in Dublin.

If I am speaking for myself: I am a member of around 10 people from Oracle who plan to go on trips once a month or go to pubs and movies all together. Just last month we have been to Northern Ireland for a weekend.

Those groups emerge during every foundation training all New Starters get here. It is a training course for getting the start up knowledge for Oracle.

All in all working here in Dublin for Oracle with all the different possibilities for personal career development is an added value to a career path for business graduates and a perfect opportunity to get to know an international global player and its cultures.

I am looking forward to seeing you here on board.

You can find all our internship opportunities on  http://campus.oracle.com .

If you  have any questions related to this article please contact felix.wehmeyer-AT-oracle.com.

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