Meet our Campus Stars: Manik Pherwani

It is often said that your first Employer is like your First Love. Choose it right and you will enjoy each and every bit of your life. And I am fortunate to have found the right one. Hi, I am an Oracl-ite working as an Application Engineer and loving the way life at Oracle flows. It is true that life takes its own path but that is only before one joins Oracle. The values, experience and the confidence Oracle instills in its employees makes the path of success as the only option left in the life ahead. I say this not only on the technical side but in all aspects of life.

I have been working in Oracle over the past eight months and being fresh, I can understand the myriad of fears that an Undergraduate has before they join a firm. The first being the long jump from the fun filled student life to the corporate environment and the second, working under a dominating boss. Believe me I had the same fears. It was unbelievable to see how Oracle made these fears vanish. It does not have a suction pump that sucks you out from being a student to being a corporate but it has stairs.

Believe me when I say that Oracle doesn’t make you climb the stairs, it carries you smoothly over the stairs. The induction program, the campus to corporate session, the boot camp and the wonderful ‘Go Plus’ are scheduled so strategically that acquiring Oracle values and adapting to the environment seems effortless. Now, when I look eight months back, I never realize that I have walked so far. And the credit goes to Oracle.

The best part I liked about Oracle is its self-service agenda. This makes one independent and generates a will to start something on your own. Which I feel is the sole element of innovation. The humbleness of Oracl-ites will never make you feel helpless. In each and every crunch situation, help is readily available in the form of colleagues and manager.

An icing on the cake is the innumerable extracurricular activities that are organized at Oracle. The cricket tournament, the pool tournament, the antakshri (singing) competition were so refreshing. People say that fun vanishes after student life, but I feel the exact opposite. For me, I have enjoyed each and every moment working at Oracle. Be it the minor Jokes with colleagues, participation in such wonderful events or the fun filled team outings. The Volunteer club at Oracle adds to the stupendous values that it possesses.

Thinking of work at Oracle makes me think only about my wonderful colleagues. Be it the development team or the QA team, everybody was a part of my learning. By sharing even the minutest of concepts, they made me strongly believe that concepts can never be erased from one’s mind.

I had never expected that an organization can do so much to a person that I myself can see a change in what I was eight months back and what I am now. Oracle came as a surprise in my life and has continued to give me wonderful surprises throughout. But my tenure at Oracle has just begun and I strongly believe that you need to keep learning forever to keep succeeding forever.

Finally, I would like to share some thoughts that kept me driving throughout these eight months:

-Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

- Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

Manik Pherwani

Application Engineer-QA, Oracle


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