On 14th of
April 2011, Oracle Germany took part for the 6th time in the nationwide Girls'
aims to present a wide array of career possibilities in the technical fields
(which are still widely considered as male-only) to a young feminine audience.
In order to achieve this, Oracle organised a program in which colleagues shared
experiences, educated and advised young girls interested in a technical career.
started in the Oracle Tower where the girls took the impressive glass elevator
up to the 7th floor which overlooked their hometown. This viewpoint was
completely new for the 14 years old girls. The day changed their view on
working in the IT- Industry and this is exactly what we wanted to achieve! Here
is what happened on the day:
Linda Mihalic, the General Business Senior Director, introduced Oracle and the
different Lines of Business by using a simplified company presentation. The
example of online shopping to purchase pink coloured high heels made it easier
for the girls to understand the purpose of our software.
To show the
girls how you can start your career at Oracle, all participants reviewed their
resumes sharing the fun and exciting moments but also the second thoughts and
doubts they have experienced. This way we could make it clear that sometimes
you need to jump in the deep end and there is more than one way to reach a
goal. Also how it is a benefit to have learned different languages and to have
fun is the most important aspect to keep in mind when you work on an
“Aha-Erlebnis” the girls started their first job. They had the chance to gain
an insight into the daily work and were able to become active themselves:
writing emails, applying for holidays in the system, taking calls from
colleagues. Also, they had the chance to experience our main line of business
in Potsdam: Sales!
In a web conference
we gave the girls an insight in how our software works. We used a Telecom
Customer as an example to show the technical process of sending a text message
from a mobile phone to the mobile phone of a friend – up to the billingof the
message with Oracle software. This example showed that the virtual world is our
daily work and that online calling is possible at Oracle.
lunch gave new energy to start the second session of experiencing the daily
work at Oracle. This was followed by a quiz about what they had learned during
the day where the girls where split into in teams and the best team would win.
This gave them the experience of teamwork. They felt the period of fours hours
flew by quicker than being at school. The girls enjoyed the overall experience
and will share it with their friends and fellow students. They gave us
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