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  1. Are You Job Ready?

    Caron Newman Senior Curriculum Manager, Oracle Academy
  2. Presentation Available http://www.facebook.com/thinkquest http://academy.oracle.com
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Oracle Overview #1 in 50 product or industry categories
  6. The Internet changed everything. Think about… Social Networking, Research, Education, Product Development
  7. Centralized Product Development
  8. Distributed Product Development
  9. The global economy raised the competitive bar for workers.
  10. Not just by a few inches…
  11. By several feet.
  12. The Global Economy
  13. How Do You Compete? 1Source: October, 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Trading Economics
  14. Technology Skills Critical Thinking Skills Communication Skills
  15. 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.
  16. How Do You Compete? 1Source: October, 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Trading Economics
  17. Developing Your Skills Microsoft Imagine Cup IBM Battle of the Brains Google Programming Contest CES Apps for Innovation HASTAC Digital Media & Learning Competition
  18. 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.
  19. Prizes Receive a laptop computer and other prizes. Attend ThinkQuestLive. 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. “Winning the ThinkQuest Competition gave me an edge and helped me secure a job as a Software Developer right out of college.” Shakeeb
  20. Ben’s Resume Application Development Algebrain Java, JavaScript, Flash, Dreamweaver Application Development Collegiacook PL/SQL, PHP, Oracle Application Express Application Development InternsInc University of Virginia, B.S., Computer Science
  21. Career Clusters for IT Students
  22. Mapping Technology Skills to Careers
  23. Top Technology-related Skills SQL Unix C, GCC, C++ Java, JavaScript Exchange MS WinNT/2k/XP XML, XSLT, XHTML HTML, CSS PHP, ASP, CFM Solaris Perl AJAX TCP/IP Linux AIX Novell Python IRIX Flash Dreamweaver
  24. Example: Software Development