Tyler Stuhley is a Marketing major graduating in May 2018. After graduation, Tyler will be working with Oracle NetSuite in Santa Monica, California in their Business Development Rep Program.
What is the position you have accepted? I have accepted a position with NetSuite, which was acquired by Oracle in 2016 and now operates as one of their Global Business Units, in their Business Development Rep. program. This is a 15-18 month program that promotes directly into Account Executive and Account Management roles.
How did you find this position? Through the Eller Career Fair. I walked by the Oracle booth and had only very basic knowledge on what they did and how they provided Software as a Service.
Tell us about the process of interviewing with this company. I would honestly say that my first “interview” was right there at the career fair. The recruiter absolutely grilled me, and I had no idea at the time whether she thought my responses were good or not. She reached out the next day to schedule a phone interview. The next morning I phone interviewed with the recruiter, and she asked when we were done whether I could move to the next stage literally that afternoon. Two hours later I was doing a mock sales call and in-depth interview with a Business Development manager. Three days after that I received an invitation to attend an all-day interview process at the Santa Monica office for the week after, and it was awesome to see that 6-7 of the 14 interviewees were Eller students. Overall the entire process from Career Fair to on-site interview to job offer was about two and a half weeks.
What previous experience have you had that you think contributed to your success securing this position? (ex. campus involvement, leadership, past internship) I think a combination of my Eller classes, internship, and interview prep contributed to my success for this job. BCOM 314 (shoutout Mandel) in particular really helped me out; the confidence and skills I learned regarding speaking to business people and in groups were crucial. Additionally, we did an impromptu group presentation at the onsite interview, and I pulled tactics straight from BCOM final project and case comp. prep that helped me excel.
On the internship side, having an internship that dealt with real marketing skills and communicating with customers and executives helped show Oracle that I was comfortable with what I knew and how to talk to people.
What are you most looking forward to about your position/company? I’m really looking forward to the dynamic environment that Oracle creates. The problems they face and the tools they use to solve issues change rapidly, so I am thrilled that I get to learn advanced technological solutions that continuously improve.
Any word of advice you could give to your fellow Eller Students? 100% be confident. Even if a recruiter or interviewer is trying to get you flustered, be confident in what you know and the logic behind your answers. Also connect with people and be fun and honest. They have to work with you every day, no one wants to sit by a robot.