Corporation hiring from top Universities
This 2006 Lisa Vaas article in eWeek titled "Oracle
Aims for Brand Name Schools for Recruits" notes that Oracle
perceives a huge difference between the quality of Universities and
suggests that Oracle has higher hiring standards than MySQL or IBM.
"unless you're coming out of MIT, Stanford or another of a
handful of brand-name tech universities, you're very likely out
of luck. Better go try MySQL or IBM instead."
The article says that an Oracle e-mail indicates that Oracle's
hiring universities reads like a register of the world's finest
Colleges and Universities. As the world's leading database, it
appears that Oracle Corporation knows that people with the drive and
persistence to graduate from a good school have the "right stuff"
that Oracle needs to stay #1:
"According to the e-mail, Oracle recruits "top candidates"
for product development from MIT, Stanford, CMU (Carnegie
Mellon University), Princeton, Wisconsin, Yale, Dartmouth,
Brown, Caltech, Berkeley, Harvard and Cornell.
In addition, the e-mail continues, Oracle will consider "top
candidates" from the University of Texas Austin, Duke, Penn,
Georgia Institute of Technology (grad students) and "any top
Oracle also offers top graduates their “Oracle
Multiple Alternatives Program”:
“This was offered to the college graduates whom they
considered the top candidates from each class. The idea was that they
could come to Oracle, spend a week or two looking around, visiting all
the groups with openings, and then choose any opening they wanted to
Oracle-related service companies also recognize that a employee
who shows the skill, intellect and persistence to graduate from a
competitive university is likely to be a great value:
schools, retired military professionals, graduates of U.S.
Military Academies (Air Force Academy, West Point, Annapolis)
and those with active security clearances are highly desirable."