It Matters Where You Go To College

I was informed by another manager in Oracle that all college graduate candidates have to come from Oracle’s college recruite program, which has a list of college schools it takes candidates from. University of Portland is not one of them.

So wait, you mean I just wasted $80k+ in tuition and expenses, not to mention the $100k+ of opportunity cost just to be told that where I went wasn’t good enough?

After all, it is an ABET accredited Computer Science program

University of Portland
Portland, OR

Date of Next General Review: 2009 – 10
Computer Science BS [2004]

I thought I was looking at the opportunity of a lifetime, when it turns out I was never given a chance…

Edit: I just got a call, it’s back on!


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    Phil Said,

    August 25, 2006 @ 5:25 pm

    Lol, they are a bunch of worshiping droids any who, you don’t need them, once Ellison dies O will fall the pieces.

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    August 25, 2006 @ 5:39 pm

    In their defense, they interviewed me. And if they hire me, all is forgiven 😉

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    Dustin Said,

    August 27, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

    But they can’t take away your dignity.

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    Brandon Said,

    September 4, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

    Yeah, I got the interview too, but I’m not holding my breath. The hiring manager didn’t even personally interview me… But hey, it was a good experience and was kinda fun.


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    Raybdbomb Said,

    September 4, 2006 @ 11:16 pm

    I, for one, am VERY optimistic and hopeful.

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    September 5, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    QFT from Will ([sic]s :))
    The hiring process at the Portland Oracle office is slow and unorthodox, as I know too well. Since most hires are made outside the usual channels it takes more time and effort for managers to approve a hire by convincing each level of upper management why you are so special to be hired outside the usual channels. The process here is so bad that my manager says its is probly the second worst part of his job, after letting people go. I hope that answers some of your questions about the odd conduct you were privy to.

    Thanks, Will.

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