JUST days before the start to the highly anticipated Tri-Nation series, now underway at Sabina Park, 18 excited university students who are interning with Digicel Jamaica got a chance to visit with the West Indies cricketers at Sabina Park.
The interns were shuttled to Sabina Park on Wednesday during a training session with the team.
During the visit, West Indian all-rounder Darren Sammy took time out to give a quick pep talk to the students. In addition to a crash course in cricket, Sammy encouraged the interns to be sure to "balance school and extra-curricular activities while aiming for excellence in whatever they do".
Martin Thame, recruitment manager at Digicel said: "We believe in taking a holistic approach to our internship programmes as our aim is to ensure that, at the end of the programme, our interns are fully developed and can readily fit in with the business or the working world. The interns were very excited, and we look forward to exposing them to as many opportunities as possible to give them a true feeling of life at Digicel."
The interns, who represent the University of Technology (UTech), The University of the West Indies Mona (UWI), University College of the Caribbean (UCC), as well as select high schools across the island, started their internship programme with Digicel in June as part of the telecommunications company's annual Summer Internship Programme (SIP) and Graduate Recruitment Programme (GRP) and will spend a duration of two weeks to three months getting on-the-job training in all areas of the business such as marketing, technical, IT, customer care and accounting.
One excited intern from the company's IT team expressed his excitement at meeting his Windies idols.
"I'm quite grateful for the experience. Initially I thought that I'd just be working, which is cool, but to know that we're also getting to do fun things like meet the star players of the West Indies cricket team is like a cherry on top," said Romaine Craig.