When SJV’s Technology Department sent out an email last spring inviting interested Freshmen and Sophomore students to apply for several available summer internships, Darshini Ajithkumar, a rising sophomore and Robert Ekeocha, a rising junior, jumped at the opportunity! The two were among a dozen students who interviewed for the coveted positions, which require some knowledge of technology as well as a keen desire to learn. They clearly were up for the job!
As interns, Ajithkumar and Ekeocha help keep things running smoothly in the technology department, including fixing and cleaning returned senior tablets, tidying up classroom technology and setting up incoming freshmen tablets and the Mac lab. The pair also assist Technology Administrator Chris Scoles in the classroom as he instructs incoming freshmen about their new tablets and software programs. Ajithkumar and Ekocha love this part of the job because it helps them ensure incoming students have a smooth transition, similar to the one they experienced.
Although their days are busy, Ajithkumar and Ekeocha are enjoying their internships and the close working relationship they are forging with teachers and staff. In fact, their favorite thing about attending Saint John Vianney High School is the teachers! “They are all so welcoming, happy, and really care about their students!”
Ajithkumar and Ekeocha agree that their decision to attend SJV was the best decision they ever made! Despite her nerves going into freshman year, Ajithkumar said, "All of my worries went away the second I stepped into the school, so new freshmen don't have to be worried about anything."
Outside of being a summer intern, Ajithkumar is involved in the AP Academy, tennis, and the Empowerment Club, while Ekeocha is involved in Early College Academy, soccer, and volleyball. Both students are excited to get involved in even more this coming school year, which will be easy given everything SJV has to offer!
The SJV Technology Department averages two to four interns every summer, depending on the department’s needs. Once hired, students usually return for subsequent summers until they graduate. Interested freshman and sophomore should look for an email in the spring.