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  • April 5, 2018

How to Spice up a Career

For Bethany, salsa dancing and cooking are two things that spice up her life. However, when it comes to her career, Oracle is what peppers her days at the office. “As a Supply Chain Management major, I thought I would end up working in a production facility or manufacturing plant—I hadn’t thought about working for a software company. But one of my good friends applied for Oracle and got the job, so she referred me. I’m really lucky that she did, because Oracle’s huge and there are so many different things you can do,” she recalls.

As a Senior Consultant at the ERP Cloud Center of Excellence (COE), Bethany works specifically on Oracle’s Supply Chain Cloud product. “When we have implementations, I help the client make decisions around procurement, manufacturing, inventory, costing, and everything else that rolls up into the supply chain. I help them with discussing what they’re doing correctly, what they want to do in the future, and what we can improve on, so I can actually go and configure the software to meet whatever those requirements are,” Bethany explains.

In the 2+ years that Bethany’s been with Oracle, she’s had her share of challenging projects that have added flavor to her career. One in particular stands out as a moment of pride for her. “Our senior consultant got transferred to another project, so I was left on my own for the procurement side of the configuration. Though it was scary at first, I was able to configure everything by myself; I led the demos for our client when we showed them what we had configured—they were really happy with what they saw! Being able to take an unexpected situation and have it turn out well makes me feel really proud,” Bethany admits.

But if there’s one way to spice up a career, it’s by feeling great at work. As Bethany describes, “the culture at Oracle’s COE is fairly unique: managers, teams, and colleagues really care about each person. We put a lot of work into onboarding our team and making sure they feel welcome. Our culture’s really supportive, welcoming, and flexible. If you demonstrate that you’re committed, and you’re a good worker, your team will work with you, no matter what life events may come.”

Do you feel like it’s time to kick your career up a notch? Oracle has open positions for talented, driven, and innovative tech professionals like you. To learn more about our current opportunities and apply, send an email to collegerecruiting_us@oracle.com. Come and create the future with us.

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