Friday Dec 13, 2013

Fulu, from Oracle Intern to Associate Sales Consultant

“You dream of being in a company like Oracle, and when that dream comes true you get mixed feelings, mostly joy infused with fear”. When asked about my thoughts on my first week at Oracle, I didn’t give the response because it was expected of me to say so rather, it was the impression I got and the more time I spent at Oracle the happier I felt.

I joined Oracle as an intern for the 2013 graduate intake which started in March. For the first month we had a lot of training to do to get used to the organization, but I made it no secret that I wanted to remain at the end of the program and continue as an Oracle employee. So, from the first week, I became very involved in as many activities as I could. I was very proactive and passionate about my work.

When my fellow Interns and I went into our different lines of business, I was given Oracle SOA as my focus area, despite studying it at tertiary level I wasn’t clear at all about the product. In fact all that I knew went out the window as I learnt the product at Oracle. I was still a bit nervous but luckily as a grad you are part of a mini community so it was always fun to catch-up and hear how the other guys awere doing. I must be honest...

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Monday Oct 07, 2013

What do the participants say about Oracle Summer School?

Oracle Summer School was definitely a fantastic experience for both participants and organizers and also a great way to close the summer season. Oracle is organising every year a Summer School, for Romanian students and graduates of IT&Business Universities to learn about the corporate environment and the various career opportunities. Our goal is to provide them with the core knowledge they need for starting a career in a multinational company. Oracle Summer School lasts for 1 month and includes business presentations, meetings with Oracle specialists, soft skills trainings and a mentorship programme.

Here is what a few of this year’s participants had to say …

Andreea Sia: Oracle Summer School is an extraordinary experience that involves making contact with many people but in contrast, awakes an insight. Oracle Summer School challenges you to actively participate in your learning process and discover that what you love can become what you do. Information gained during the program is dense and challenges are there every step of the way... 

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Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Spanish Interns @Oracle Kick off 2014

Spain's ‘Kick Off’, which took place on July 4th, was a blast!Watch this great video featuring our Spanish Interns and learn about their achievements in 2013 and their plans for the new fiscal year! There are around 40 interns taking part, all with different anecdotes and stories of the first day we joined the company.  We decided to represent the mind-set of what most of us newcomers felt when we joined Oracle in the beginning.

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Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

The year that Was by Phillip Yi

Once again, I find myself sitting on Level 7 Tower B in Oracle's Sydney Office. Today however, marks exactly one year since joining Oracle. Looking back at my first day – the first time I stepped into the Oracle North Ryde Office, to 12 months later as I gaze to the brightly lit red Oracle sign on top of Tower B. What a journey it has been!

I have gone from Agency Recruitment to Internal Recruitment.I have gone from a direct autocratic management style with layers and layers of hierarchy, to a more consultative and mentoristic approach.I have gone from hiring level ½ Help desk, systems administrators, software engineers, business analysts, testers, application analysts to sourcing and building pipeline for  graduates, interns, associate consultants, associate application developers, business development consultants and internet sales reps.

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Monday Jun 17, 2013

Meet our Interns: Essam and Noel

Essam, Saudi Arabia

 Hi! My name is Essam and I am an intern in the Middleware Tech Pre-sales team. I graduated from the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, Software Engineering Department. The first few weeks at Oracle were really good, I met a lot of new people and this helped me see that life as an employee is different from the university. I wasn’t expecting all employees and managers to be as helpful as they were. Even though they have their own work, responsibilities and deadlines to meet, they always stop to listen and help.

For students to maximize their chances of being accepted to an Oracle program, I think they should know more about the products and the core business of the company...

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Friday May 31, 2013

Meet our Interns: Bassey, Presales Intern in Nigeria

1.   Please introduce yourself and your current role at Oracle.

My name is Paul and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science from Covenant University, Ogun State, Nigeria.

I work with the Technology Pre-sales team here at Oracle Nigeria and I’m currently enjoying the challenges it provides. I get the opportunity to learn, and keep myself updated, with new technologies and discuss them with team members and my manager which provides me the unique opportunity of sharing and refining ideas...

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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.

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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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Friday Nov 23, 2012

Spotlight on an office - Nairobi, Kenya

Hi everyone, my name is Joash Mitei. I am a graduate Intern at Oracle Systems Kenya and I will briefly take you through our offices and the working environment here in Nairobi, Kenya. I’ve been with Oracle since February 2012 and I’m responsible for Applications Pre-sales focusing on Oracle EPM and E-Business Suite. My background is Finance and Accounting therefore joining Oracle was almost a totally a different ball game but the transition has been smooth.

The Oracle offices here are located on the second floor of Mebank Towers. We moved to the 2nd floor just three months ago from the 5th floor mainly because of the growing workforce. We are covering the whole Eastern Africa region hence diversity in culture is evident. This is a plus since you get to interact with people of very different backgrounds, cultures and ways of thinking...[Read More]

Monday Sep 17, 2012

Oracle Romania Summer School

What would you say about a Summer School within a corporation where you can learn, play and practice? You might think that this is something usually uncommon for a company and you would be right. However, Oracle’s main value being innovation, we came up with a new project for Romanian students and graduates. We organised Oracle Summer School , offering them the opportunity to develop their soft skills and gain valuable business knowledge and exposure.

How was Oracle Summer School programme organised?

We focused on students and graduates’ needs and combined business experience with training and practice. The twenty four participants had different backgrounds, being interested in Software, Hardware, Finance, Marketing or other areas...

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