Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

Meet our Interns: Adam and Hanadi

This week, we’d like to introduce you to two of our ECEMEA Interns, Adam and Hanadi. They’re based in different countries and are part of different teams; however they both have the same enthusiasm in being an Intern at Oracle.

“Hi! I’m Adam (Bachelor of Accounting Science & CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting), a member of the Oracle Applications Pre-sales team in Johannesburg, South Africa. Joining Oracle has been a truly inspiring experience thus far. My first week at Oracle has been one of insight and learning. I have had the opportunity to meet and interact with industry leading software solution professionals....

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Friday Jun 21, 2013

Meet our Interns: Jan, Intern in Czech Republic

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

Hi, my name is Jan, but everybody calls me Honza which is an informal version of Jan in the Czech Republic. I graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague and decided to stay here even though my family lives in Eastern Bohemia. I am interested in web technologies, OSS software, learning, volunteering and of course, chocolate. I am one of the many Oracle Interns who joined the ECEMEA Sales and Presales Internship Program a couple of months ago and I focus on Oracle Fusion Middleware Presales...

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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 24, 2013

Meet our Interns: Shahd, Sales Intern in Saudi Arabia

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

Hi! My name is Shahd and I am a Sales Intern at Oracle Saudi Arabia. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from Prince Sultan University and I have joined the ECEMEA Intern Program in the Core technology Sales team for the Public Sector.

2. How were the first few weeks @Oracle?

The first number of weeks was filled with excitement as I was mainly discovering the place and meeting a lot of people who were kind enough to give some of their valuable time to sit with me and help me with my questions...

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Thursday May 23, 2013

Find out about the OFSS Business Analyst Programme

Hi, I am John Vincent working as a Business analyst in Oracle financial services software in Bangalore. I did my MBA in Finance & Marketing and was looking to enter the corporate world when I came across the job offer from Oracle. A bit nervous and excited both at once but the warmth and the support shown by my seniors and colleagues made me comfortable. People are all ready to help and guide you at any moment.

Just few months here and I already feel like I have been here for years.

My Role involves collecting, organizing, and displaying data in spreadsheet format. Follow-through skills necessary to get information from internal and third parties and have data errors/omissions corrected. Serve as a liaison with other divisions such as Finance, Contracts, HR, Legal, Shared Services, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, and Risk Management in an effort to ensure accurate and timely transaction processing Provide management with economic impact and compliance issues surrounding key business decisions and/or delays.

In all it’s an organization where you can excel in your Career as well as get ample opportunities to learn new things and enhance your skills.

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Friday May 17, 2013

Meet our Interns: Dudu, Presales Intern in South Africa

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

My name is Duduzile, I’m a young South African woman fresh out of varsity and I studied Bcom Finance at the University of Johannesburg. I am currently an intern at Oracle in the Pre-Sales Applications Business Unit.

2. How were the first few weeks @Oracle?

My first week at Oracle was exciting and nerve nerve wracking at the same time. Exciting because it was great to be part of such a prestigious company and nerve wracking because it was a new experience and a new environment with new people. Fortunately Oracle did not make us feel like new interns who knew nothing, but instead they made us feel like family and welcomed us with open arms so the nervousness didn’t last for long...

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Wednesday May 15, 2013

A Graduate’s Words of Advice from Beijing, China

Hi! My name is Jing, a FY13 trainee from Beijing China.

Since your major in university is probably not computing or technology, you might hesitate that if you can adapt to the atmosphere and have a great career development in Oracle before you apply for the graduate trainee program. My response to this doubt is to: Go ahead!

For myself: I am a postgraduate student of Media and Communications from University of Leicester. So you can hardly imagine how surprised and excited I was when received a job offer from Oracle. It was also a bit vacillating in my opinion at first but finally I decided to have a try, and then I found it was a smart choice!

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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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Wednesday May 01, 2013

New beginnings with Oracle Campus Recruiter Phillip Yi

As I sit here on level 7, Tower B at Oracle’s Australian headquarters in North Ryde, I reflect on the journey that has been the past 10 months since joining Oracle. To me Oracle did have its familiarity – coming from an IT Recruitment background I would meet candidates that specialised in technologies like Primavera, Hyperion, Java, MYSQL, JD Edwards, Sun, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Taleo.. Little did I know that I would one day work for the IT conglomerate that would own them all.

 Who is Oracle? ‘A database company’ – as I’ve heard it many times before. But Oracle is so much more than just a Database company. Oracle is truly a leader in IT innovation  – hardware and software, engineered to work together. Reducing the complexity, simplifying IT. Over 9,000 products, with over 2,000 patents. 32,000 developers, running over 300,000+ test scripts nightly. 6,500 customer-driven enhancements yearly. 1 million+ students supported and over 20,000 implementation consultants. Not to mention being ranked #1 in 40 product or product and industry categories with over 380,000 customers in 145 countries and over 100,000+ employees...

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Friday Apr 26, 2013

Meet our Interns: Sabra, Sales Intern in Oman

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

Hi! I’m Sabra from the Sultanate of Oman. I have a Bachelor Degree in Internet and E-Security from the Higher College of Technology which is considered one of the most beautiful colleges in the world. I graduated from this course on December 25th 2012 and a couple of months later I started my internship at Oracle! I’m a Sales Intern and I’m part of the Technology Sales team. It’s been a great feeling to finish my Degree and be onboard already finding myself learning about Oracle technologies!

2. How were the first weeks @Oracle?

I enjoyed every minute of my first few days as my new colleagues made me feel very welcomed. It is highly important to have your peers’ support as you’re in the early phase of your career and don’t have much experience with the business environment.

From the very first day at Oracle I came to the conclusion that the corporate life is very different from what we think of it when we are students...

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Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

Why working in Pre-Sales matches having a Computer Science background

Hello! My name is Roy and I have been working as a Technology Presales Consultant for almost a year now in the Oracle EMEA Presales Centre (EPC) in Málaga. In this article I will briefly outline my background and how I found my way to Oracle. I will also attempt to explain exactly what the EPC is and what makes working for the EPC so exciting.

Working in the EPC gives me the opportunity to work in a truly international environment. Whilst I am assigned to the German market, so far I have spent time working for the Spanish, UK, German, Swiss, Belgian and Dutch field teams. I liaise with my Romanian and Indian colleagues on a daily basis and I work with the engineering and product management teams in the US, providing feedback on the latest product releases. I (try to) speak Spanish on the way into work and use English in the office with my colleagues who are French, German, Polish, Russian, English, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, Swedish and Spanish, I then speak either Dutch, German or English with the field teams...

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A Fresher’s Insight on Fresher’s Training & Induction at OFSS

Hello World! I'm Jatin, a B.E graduate in Electronics and Telecommunications from Mumbai University and now a proud employee at 
Oracle's Financial Software Division (OFSS) since 14th Jan 2013. It’s been just few months & it has been a great learning experience being a part of this fantastic organization!

 I have penned down my Induction & Training program experience for you…

Initial Days:

We were given a warm welcome. It was exciting to meet new joiners from different parts of the country and from different institutes like BITS, IIT's, NIT's, etc. It was a great crowd and many have since been good work colleagues!

OFSS has a well structured intensive Training program; which is much beyond what we have studied in our curriculum. It involves Technical as well as Behavioral Training along with regular interaction with senior management...

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Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

Meet Oracle Interns: Robert, Sales Intern in Poland

Hi, my name is Robert! I recently joined the Sales Consulting team at Oracle Poland to be their new consultant on Big Data and Oracle Big Data Appliance. I’m still an undergraduate student at Warsaw School of Economics where I study Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems but my young age wasn’t a problem for Oracle to give me a chance to work on one of its most promising innovations.

It’s especially fascinating for me as the subject of Big Data is amazingly thrilling. Processing Big Data (vast amounts of unstructured data such as blog entries, sensor information, tweets or pictures from the Internet) opens many new ways for enterprises to derive great value and make better decisions. As a technology enthusiast and a business school student it has always been my dream to be apart of such innovations, and that’s why I applied for the internship program here at Oracle. I’m sure it was a perfect decision.

During my first few days at Oracle...

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