Monday Feb 03, 2014

We are NO different

The Times South Africa recently published an article about the German exchange students who have been attending Ponelopele Oracle Secondary School in Ivory Park, Midrand, North of Johannesburg since November last year. Laura Fricke and Joschka Geczy, both 17 years old, arrived in South Africa last year and have been living with host families in Tembisa, East Rand and Kaalfontein Midrand. They may be different from everyone else in the township, but they say the only thing different about them is their skin colour.

“I am very impressed by the level of discipline at the school”, Geczy said. “The teachers here take their work very seriously, ultimately leading to pupils taking their work very seriously”. Fircke said the uniform gave them another sense of belonging. “It does not make us look and feel any different from the rest of the pupils and the teachers don’t treat us any different from them”, she said...

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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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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.

Thursday Jun 16, 2011

CEMS Business Project @ Oracle

Hi!

My name is Katrin and I am studying for the CEMS Master in International Management. Together with four fellow students from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School I conducted the CEMS business project at Oracle Direct EMEA in Dublin. For almost four months we analysed trends within the Business to Business market place on vendor demand generation strategies and formulated recommendations for adoption by Oracle. Besides extensive secondary research, we conducted numerous interviews with (Inside) Sales staff both from Oracle and from other companies in the industry.

The project was very challenging and rewarding at the same time. The benchmarking analysis about Business to Business demand generation strategies required us to condense all collected information in order to yield clear conclusions – a task, which is easier said than done. In the recommendations part of our project, we were able to build up on our findings and to bring in creativity. Since none of our team members had previous experience in Inside sales, we had to learn about the organisation and functioning of this corporate function from scratch. Thanks to a great deal of support from Oracle, particularly by our project mentor, we were able to quickly close our “knowledge gap.”

The final project presentation at Oracle was very well received. During a joint lunch our Oracle mentor told us which of our recommendations the company was planning to adopt in the future. Thus, the CEMS project at Oracle did not only provide my team with a hands-on learning experience, but also left us with the positive feeling that we could add value to the company.

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

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