It’s the final year, University is now coming to an end. A
new chapter now awaits my arrival. This part of my life is called “Looking for
a Job”. With no form of experience whatsoever,getting a job at a well renowned IT company is something that every IT
student dreams about.
form: √, interviews:√. Acceptance Call,
“Lesi I’m pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to be part of the
Oracle Graduate Program for 2012”.
Life would never again be the same.
Being Part of the Graduate Program
Going into the Graduate program, I felt like a baby seeing
candy for the first time. The Program gave me the platform to not only break in
to the workplace but also to help launch my career. Over the next 3 months, I
went through various trainings / workshops / events / coaching / mentorship
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
bridge between Oracle and their Universities.
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!!!
2013, 7.30am - I walk into Oracle’s Sydney Australia offices to prepare for
what will be my first time running the Australia Oracle Graduate Program
interview day. I wonder to myself what this day would hold and how it would pan
out – would it be a success? Or would we have to go back to the drawing
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
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.
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...
Our names are Roberto and Maria and we are interns at Oracle Spain in Madrid. We are
about to reach the end of the fiscal year and for this reason we are happy to share with you one of our greatest achievements of this year which all the interns in Spain are very proud of.
began a few weeks before Christmas... as an internal tradition in the High
Potential Student Program (HPSP), interns sing a Christmas carol every 23rd of
December, at the Christmas party in front of all Oracle Madrid employees.
This year we wanted to prepare something different and innovative for this day.We aspired to go beyond getting together to celebrate this day and working together for a common goal of helping others. Something that could be remembered for a long period of time. One day during breakfast, we had a great idea of making a calendar. Innovative and something that everyone could use throughout the year and a goal for all interns to achieve based on collaboration!
receiving the required approval, the group of interns organised a meeting in
order to brainstorm and decide what would be the best topic for the calendar.
We finally agreed to create a calendar with photographs that could represent
each month in Oracle Spain. We also wanted this calendar to be part of an
Oracle Spain social project. We decided to collaborate with Manos Unidas to provide funds for
building a school in a village in Zambia.
We did not have any budget for taking these photographs so we had to use every resource at
our disposal; one intern volunteered to be the photographer, the marketing
interns helped to brighten the pictures, some Oracle employees offered their
support to help us and of course all the interns were available and supportive
during the process. Real team work!
With no doubt the hardest part was to develop a good campaign so the employees would
buy one of these calendars- AND we did it. The calendar was a great success! People bought the calendar for their office, share with their families, give to partners and customers... We
managed to sell over 700 calendars and the funds contributed towards building a
school in Zambia.
A big thank you!
We want to take this opportunity to thank those people involved in this project,
especially the interns from all departments who worked together in order to
achieve this amazing result. Also thank all employees who made an effort to buy
more than one calendar! You were the ones who truly made this possible!
would like to share with you the quiet bliss that we had at the end of this
your office at Christmas Eve, just 3 or 4 people working that day in the office
and in a complete silence... what can be seen on every single desk?... yes, at
least one of our calendars for the Zambia school!”
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