<Insert Picture Here>

Are You Job Ready?
A Special Lecture, Brought to You by the Oracle Academy

Presentation Available

http://www.facebook.com/thinkquest

http://academy.oracle.com

Today¶s Agenda ‡ Introduce Oracle and what it does. ‡ Discuss how globalization has affected the 21st century workplace. ‡ Detail the skills that are most necessary for success in today¶s workplace. ‡ Present how you can transform your existing assignments into a technology portfolio that impresses. ‡ Challenge and motivate you to do what it takes to become job-ready.

Oracle Overview

‡ Co-founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison. ‡ Leader in enterprise software and hardware products. ‡ # 1 provider of database software (43% market share). ‡ 370,000 customers in 145 countries. ‡ 106,000 employees, including 29,000 developers & engineers. ‡ 10 million developers in Oracle online communities. ‡ 1 million students supported/year.

Oracle Overview

Industry Aero and Defense Education and Research Communications Life Sciences Travel Financial Services Media/Entertainment

# of Companies 11 of top 11 organizations 9 of top 10 universities 20 of top 20 service providers 20 of top 20 pharmaceuticals 3 of top 5 airlines 10 of top 10 global banks All of the Fortune 500 global companies

#1 in 50 product or industry categories

The Internet changed everything.

Centralized Product Development

Distributed Product Development

The global economy raised the competitive bar for workers.

Not just by a few inches«

By several feet.

The Global Economy

How Do You Compete?

+ Obtain a degree in a growing field. Understand the skills employers want. Don¶t be passive. Actively develop your skills!

Global competition is fierce. Unemployment is 9.6% in the US1.

1Source:

October, 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Trading Economics

Technology Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

Communication Skills

Example: Software Developer Requirements
Technology Skills ‡ B.S./M.S. or Ph.D. degree in engineering, computer science, or related field. ‡ Experience programming in C++ & Java (required), as well as other languages (preferred). ‡ Strong technical skills, including understanding of algorithms, systems architecture, and end-user experience. Critical Thinking Skills ‡ Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. ‡ Experience solving complex problems & managing complex project schedules. ‡ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Communication/Collaboration Skills ‡ Strong written and verbal communication skills. ‡ The ability to collaborate effectively with remote team members.

How Do You Compete?

+ Obtain a degree in a growing field. Understand the skills employers want. Don¶t be passive. Actively develop your skills!

Global competition is fierce. Unemployment is 9.6% in the US1.

1Source:

October, 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Trading Economics

Developing Your Skills

‡ Microsoft Imagine Cup ‡ IBM Battle of the Brains ‡ Google Programming Contest ‡ CES Apps for Innovation ‡ HASTAC Digital Media & Learning Competition

ThinkQuest Application Development Competition

‡ Select a real-world problem to be solved. ‡ Produce an application or a game that elegantly solves that problem for users. ‡ Use your choice of programming languages, software and development environments from a defined set provided to you ‡ Age divisions: 22 & under, 19 & under, 16 & under. ‡ Teams of 1-6 students & 1 adult coach. ‡ Entries must be in English. ‡ Resources available at www.thinkquest.org. ‡ Competition closes on April 27, 2011.

Prizes

‡ Receive a laptop computer and other prizes. ‡ Attend ThinkQuest Live.
± Experience Oracle OpenWorld with 42,000 global professionals. ± Receive face-to-face mentoring from top software architects, developers, and usability experts. ± Develop friendships with peers from around the world. ± Participate in educational workshops. ± Be honored at a red-carpet gala with dignitaries and executives.
³Winning the ThinkQuest Competition gave me an edge and helped me secure a job as a Software Developer right out of college.´ Shakeeb

Ben¶s Resume

Java, JavaScript, Flash, Dreamweaver

Application Development Algebrain Application Development Collegiacook

PL/SQL, PHP, Oracle Application Express

University of Virginia, B.S., Computer Science

Application Development InternsInc

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful