Phew!! What a week this has been. A
popular saying comes to mind “the world is your oyster” A strong belief
in oneself is no doubt paramount, but no man can scale new heights without
appropriate assistance. The training provided by Oracle clearly demonstrated
that every aspect of work life, the skills and tools required to have a
successful entry into a professional career was made available.
The week began with a number of Case
studies so that we could gain a deeper understanding of various work
situations. A healthy discussion among the new trainees and HR provided
clarity on work life situations. The pro’s and con’s of working alone or in a
team were spoken about at length and several interesting insights were provided
for our benefit.
We were given a deep insight on the
various divisions of Oracles and their functions and were shown the differences
between product development, the support team, the sales and consultancy
departments. It was fascinating to learn how all these departments co-ordinate
closely and together to form a first class institution like Oracle.
We thoroughly enjoyed a number of
unique games and tasks which showed us how to work together as a team. Team
building is vital for any institution’s success and all of us felt fortunate to
have the opportunity to play our individual roles in the Oracle team.
A very useful session on formal
communication, office manners and dress code followed. As all of us were new to
the professional world, we paid particular attention to this session. The
timing of this session was also appropriate as we all received our own Oracle
email id, and proudly sent off our first official communication!
The highlight of this week’s
training was a very inspirational speech given by Mr Murali Subramanian,.He
spoke about his own experiences and encouraged us to speak on “hunger for
success”. His friendly and approachable manner, vast experience and welcoming
words made us all feel proud to be part of Oracle.
The last two days of the week were
taken up by what we had all been waiting for, which was the Technical skills,
we commenced this with the introduction of Oracle SQL server .We were informed
that our induction and soft skills training had been completed and henceforth
most of our training would be on the technical side.
In summation, this was an eventful
week, many new skills were taught and several new ideas were sown in our minds.
As one of the HR personnel said, this is only the beginning………………………..