April 30, 2013

Contact: Martin Shibata
805-756- 5726; mshibata@calpoly.edu

Oracle Corp. Hiring More Than 40 Class of 2013 Grads from Cal Poly

Technology Giant Seeks 450 New Hires from UCLA, Stanford, Duke, Other Top-Notch Universities

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Computer technology giant Oracle Corp. is scouting at 13 of America’s top universities – including Cal Poly – to fill 450 sales and technical sales positions in Boston; Austin, Texas; and Redwood Shores, Calif.

Through a series of on-campus events this spring, Oracle is hiring about four dozen Cal Poly students, said Martin Shibata, director of Cal Poly’s Career Services.

“We expect Oracle to record the highest number of graduates recruited by one company in one year,” Shibata said. “We are pleased that Oracle has identified Cal Poly as a campus of choice. They have had great success with our graduates in the past, and we see this as a unique opportunity to impact the future of the company.”

Oracle is hiring graduates from all majors who possess “exceptional communications skills and a competitive mindset.” New recruits will spend three months training at the company’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, after which they will receive thousands of dollars in bonuses. The jobs have target incomes of $80,000 in the first year.

“A unique aspect of this recruitment effort is that graduates from a diverse set of majors and disciplines are being hired,” Shibata said. “This affirms the value of Cal Poly’s cross-disciplinary, Learn by Doing education and the positive working relationship our university develops with industry.”

Chantal Dumont, director of college recruiting for Oracle, said the company has a long, successful history of hiring Cal Poly graduates.

“Oracle is undertaking an ambitious plan to quickly change the face of its sales workforce,” Dumont said, “and we know that Cal Poly graduates come prepared to contribute from their very first day on the job.

“We need our new team members to have strong foundations in science and technology disciplines. They also need to be able to operate across the boundaries of those individual disciplines, to think creatively, and solve the problems of our complex and rapidly changing industry. Cal Poly grads bring all of these elements together.”

Other universities where Oracle is recruiting include UCLA, USC, Stanford, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara on the West Coast, along with Boston College, Cornell, Columbia, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia and the University of Texas at Austin.

Oracle’s 115,000 employees serve about 390,000 global customers in industries including airline and automotive; banking; government; high-tech; insurance; manufacturing; pharmaceutical; and oil, gas and utilities. For more information, visit www.oracle.com.

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