Wanping (Rebecca) Liu
I work for Oracle (China) Software Systems Co.,Ltd. as a senior territory sales.
What convinced you that Stirling was the right choice?
I studied abroad at my own expense. Every minute counts and every penny counts. The tuition fees is acceptable and the living cost is low.
What is your favourite memory of your time at Stirling?
The campus is indeed very beautiful and safe. I enjoyed every minutes when I be there. I can read in the library or by the lake. When I was tired or need a bread, I would like to walk along the lake and watch the swans and the ducks play. Most of my courses are teamwork. Classmates from different backgrounds (counties, cultures, ages, gender...）need to overcome language and cultural barriers, work very hard as a team to achieve success.
It is not only about the knowledge I learned, but most importantly it is about how you think differently, how positive and open your attitude towards the differences and challenges. Have an open mind and embrace the those differences and challenges are very essential for our life/career.
Tell us about your current job and employer.
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software and solutions provider. I am a senior sales rep. and am responsible for driving business of NetSuite, the World's No.1 SaaS ERP, in the northern China.
What are the main challenges of your job?
The whole Oracle is just like a little world, two main characteristics of the company culture are self services and be change with the market. Everyday I communicate with customers and colleagues from different background. My mind needs to be very open to embrace the differences, to understand and to respect. I need to leverage all outer and inner resources to build one way that people can communicate and cooperate, in order to accomplish win-win.
Can you tell us what projects you’re working on just now?
As a sales rep, I always handling multiple opportunities at one time. Each opportunity is one project. They are all about ERP system, but each project is unique.
What plans do you have for your future career?
Do all I can do to be promoted as a sales director.
What advice would you give to the current students of Stirling?
Enjoy the time of being a student; seek more internship opportunities to practice the knowledge you learned in the course; build your relationship which will help your career or business one day.