Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

"...This is my future" by Shaikha Al Shehhi

My name is Shaikha and I am an Oracle intern. I am based in United Arab Emirate in the Abu Dhabi Office. I work with the Technology team and my focus will be in Database.

When I was presented with the opportunity to join Oracle, I told myself this is my future. It is my dream to join one of the biggest companies over the world. Although 6 months may be a short period of time, I will utilize this period in the best of my ability and gain as much knowledge as I can from fellow oracle employees.

Before I began my internship in Oracle I worried about many things. One thing is how I will treat many people from different countries there? And will they be cooperative with me or not?

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Monday Dec 22, 2014

My First Day at Oracle - By Khawla Albelooshi

My name is Khawla Albelooshi, and I work as part of the EPM team. I started working at Oracle on the 15th of November 2014. Like any fresh graduate, I was so confused about my first job experience. I was curious of the nature of my work and the employees that I would be surrounded with during the six mounts of training at Oracle...

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Monday Dec 15, 2014

"Work hard, play hard" by Anil Kara

It was a new beginning in my life. Hence, it gave me a tremendous feeling of excitement to jump into a new kind of atmosphere, to meet new people and to gain new experiences. It was a similar feeling as if it were the beginning of University. However, Oracle provides a great working environment where I can feel absolutely free and so I felt like a member of the family straight away. Having such talented and kind colleagues always gives me the courage and opportunity to learn new skills, to break limits and to discover my full potential. When I came to the office on the first day, the office felt like home...
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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Eren's 158th day in Oracle!

Written by Eren Akbaba

Today is my 158th day in Oracle. And I want to build my future in Oracle to 15,800 days. You know why? Because since the start of my internship, I am learning skills which I cannot learn in school. In my first week I met my team, who I knew from my summer internship in 2013, and I made myself a plan which was very useful for my development in Oracle. I started to work on some database issues, took notes about them and made demos of them. After I learned them, I started to prepare presentations about them. Now I have my own presentation about all database issues in Oracle 12c, and I am ready to present them to customers. With this, my mentor and director who are very helpful in my development support me and this gives me self-motivation and self-confidence. I presented to our customers; I went to field and developed myself with my mentor etc. In conclusion my work development is on the right track...

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Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

My BDC Intern Experience at Oracle by Zeynep

Hi Everyone,

My name is Zeynep. I am a Business Development Consultant (BDC) intern based in Istanbul. As everyone says, first impressions are very important. I am also a firm believer of this theory. My team and my Managers are based in Prague. Before I started my internship, I thought that focusing and contacting with them would be tough. However, my manager came to Istanbul during our first week to help us settle in to Oracle.

On our first day, he explained the organization structure and organized training for us to learn Technology products such as Oracle DB, FWM and BI. One full week of training passed. At the end of week we were informed of which district we will be responsible for. I am responsible for the European region; Automotive, Manufacturing, Textile, Retail and Chemical sectors. One of our key responsibilities includes speaking with the customer and identifying their IT needs...

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Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

My Oracle Academy Program Experience by Sena Aydogan

My name is Sena and I am an intern within the Oracle Technology Sales Team based in Ankara, Turkey. I also give support to the Oracle Academy Program. I completed mandatory compliance courses to learn Oracle’s ethics and business standards and also various online training modules to learn Oracle Sales Systems and Oracle Academy Root Systems so far.

I support Technology Sales Team by creating reports or PowerPoint presentations on various subjects such as customer requirement analysis, IT budgeting etc. as requested. I carry out extensive research before preparing each report or PowerPoint presentation.

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Wednesday Nov 05, 2014

Talent Acquisition at Oracle

Talent Acquisition at Oracle by Isaac Costa

Although recruitment is the same as talent acquisition, there are connotations to the latter concept. We refer to talent acquisition when it is not only to carry out a simply hiring process, when the process is focused on acquiring assets. In actual organizations Human Capital is considered the most integral part for the development of the organization. That is why recruitment plays such an important role in successful organizations such as Oracle. We do not think of recruitment as a process of filling open positions anymore, it is an entirely tactical process. Strategic talent acquisition is a long term view of filling open positions not only today but also using the candidates that come out of a recruiting campaign.

At Oracle, we approach candidates strategically, in a way that it is not enough to ask if they are qualified according to the requirements or whether are they interested in the position or not. It is more a process of taking into account the career aspirations and expectations of the candidate. We attempt to involve the candidates in a conversation that encourages building relationships in which the potential fit of the candidate is carefully analyzed not only for a certain position, but also to become candidates in future recruitment processes.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Connecting our Interns across the globe!

Our First ECEMEA Intern video conference by Jan Bureš

On Wednesday, October 24th we joined our first video conference call for the Eastern Central Europe, Middle East and Africa Internship Program.

It was a unique opportunity to get in touch with our colleagues all around the globe. The aim of the call was to share our experiences at Oracle so far, exchange ideas in relation to succeeding in Oracle as an intern and to give us a chance to get to know each other - despite our geographical differences.

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Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

Oracle & I - Graduate Recruitment Intern Diary

Our Love Story

It’s our 6 week anniversary tomorrow. And by anniversary I mean Oracle & I have been in a committed relationship for 6 blissful weeks. Like most new-age relationships, we met online. Through LinkedIn as it happens. Oracle’s advert was looking for someone to support them through what can sometimes be described as a long and complex process called Graduate Recruitment.

Our first encounter was quite a blur; there was a mass mixture of emotions – nerves, excitement and anticipation. Our day was spent getting to know each other, meeting friends, and learning about Oracle as a person. We had a dinner party in the canteen of P5 where we ate glorious food from a buffet and drank free cappuccinos...


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Thursday Jul 31, 2014

Confessions of an Oracle CX Technical Consultant

Hi! My Name is Maria and I am a Customer Experience (CX) Sales Consultant at Oracle UK based in London, one of the most vibrant, energetic and coolest cities in Europe. My journey here has been fun, interesting and full of new experiences.

It’s not unusual to have a recent University grad not know what they want to do right after college and of course that is exactly what happened to me. But let me tell you a secret: you don’t have to! It’s your attitude that really matters. What do you do when have new opportunities in front of you? Do you ignore and walk away from them or do you accept them and welcome change? Like Paulo Coelho would say “The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that’s not the aim of boats” (The Pilgrimage).

I will let you know a bit about myself and my background, so you can understand how I’ve come to be where I am at today. I was born in the US from Spanish parents and grew up between Spain and the US...

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Individuality VS Collaboration By Phillip

The past month – lots of sleepless nights, national pride, arguments with friends and fans, constant questioning of referee’s decisions and ability of coaches, blaming players and lack of team chemistry. And of course mistaking anger, poor decisions and moments of insanity to passion for football. Yes, the World Cup – an event that stops the world, brings nations together – the world stage to showcase some of the worlds top talent, putting football clubs across the world into a bidding and recruiting frenzy to secure this talent.

Watching each match, whether in the group stages, knock out or finals we see individual brilliance from players that can steer a team to victory – or teams that have excellent team chemistry, working in unison to work towards the same goal and team glory.

So, from witnessing these matches can Campus Recruitment take a page from the World Cup? When targeting talent, are we looking for brilliant individual players that may or may not fit into the teams culture? Or are we looking for those team players that can work in unison with the rest of the team and work towards the same goals (figuratively of course)?...

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

My first weeks at Oracle by Keneiloe

Hi  everyone,

My name is Keneiloe a Graduate Recruitment Intern based in South Africa. My first weeks at Oracle have been mind blowing and exceptionally interesting. The first day was slow and really all about getting a feel for everything and getting to know everybody. The days following that I can really say I enjoyed as I am an individual that likes to get involved, learn new things and really immerse myself into something. I know my mentor saw this in me from the beginning and she really did nurture the urge I had to get involved.

I found that the environment was nothing close to what I expected. People were really friendly and yet very much focused on their own tasks and I established very quickly that this is how people worked in Oracle. You work interdependently and you can always ask and receive help when you need it. What fascinated me the most was discovering that the person your most likely getting help from wasn’t just down the hall or even in another province but from a different country and assisted you as though they were sitting right next to you.

In my second week at Oracle unfortunately my mentor was called out of office to attend to some personal matters. This was both a blessing and curse for me as we really did establish a solid working relationship she was able to trust me in handle matters while she was away, while also teaching me things I wouldn’t have learnt otherwise...[Read More]

Friday Jun 20, 2014

The secret of my success – by Cais, UK Cloud Solution Consultant

After completing my Masters in Management (specialised in Innovation), I came across an Oracle job advert for a presales position (Malaga, Spain). The advert was located on the Imperial College Business School Facebook page. I was hired in under two weeks! Now that’s an efficient hiring process!

My journey with Oracle began on the 15th of November 2010 two weeks after the EMEA Presales Centre (EPC) Academy launched in Malaga. The EPC academy goal is to nurture the company’s future field presales. My responsibility was to provide primary support to field presales in the UK and EMEA.

Over time I developed the relationship with field presales and their managers at every opportunity. At the EPC I was involved in the following activities, responded to customer tenders, customized demos, and prepared product/solution presentations and demonstrations. 

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Thursday May 29, 2014

Not so long ago in a city not so far away by Carlos Martin

This is the story of how the EMEA Presales Center turned an Oracle intern into a trusted technology advisor for both Oracle’s Sales and customers.

It was the summer of 2011 when I was finishing my Computer Engineering studies as well as my internship at Oracle when I was offered what could possibly be THE dream job for any young European Computer Engineer. Apart from that, it also seemed like the role was particularly tailored to me as I could leverage almost everything I learned at University and during the internship. And all of it in one of the best cities to live in, not only from my home country but arguably from Europe: Malaga!

A day at EPC

As part of the EPC Technology pillar, and later on completely focused on WebCenter, there was no way to describe a normal day on the job as each day had something unique. Some days I was researching documentation in order to elaborate accurate answers for a customer’s question within a Request for Information or Proposal (RFI/RFP), other days I was doing heavy programming in order to bring a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a customer to life and last not but least, some days I presented to the customer via webconference the demo I built for them the past weeks. So as you can see, the role has research, development and presentation, could you ask for more?

Well, don’t worry because there IS more...

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Friday May 16, 2014

Intern's Diary: Nqobile, South Africa

We’ve asked Nqobile, Tech Sales Intern who has recently joined Oracle as part of the Graduate Program in South Africa, to share her thoughts about her experience at Oracle in the very first weeks!

 “Well where do I begin?

With my first days at Oracle I actually didn’t believe that I was finally here and that it was really happening, It really felt unreal!

 After signing my contract I eased into the feeling that I was a graduate and that I was interning at a multi-national company. I caught up with other fellow graduates who I have met last year during the Oracle Open Day, fortunately we had maintained those relationships. It was interesting to meet the other graduates I hadn’t known because during induction they shared knowledge and ideas that I wasn’t familiar about, knowledge on banking, on having a credit record and other general stuff, It was really enlightening.

My first day at the office was rather interesting, I got there before my Manager and I had to take the initiative I had spoken about during the interview. When my Manager got there...[Read More]
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