JET alumni have an opportunity to revisit their home from when they were employed on the JET Program and make new contributions in those communities. CLAIR and local governments of Japan have recently begun the JET Furusato Vision Project to send over a number of lucky alumni with the hopes of further promoting globalisation.

To learn more, please visit http://jetprogramme.org/en/furusatovisionproject/ and https://www.facebook.com/furusatovisionproject/?hc_location=group.

Do you miss the classroom? Are you interested in sharing your Japan experience at a school? In mid-November, schools across the nation will be participating in the Great American Teach-in, where professionals and parents can visit and teach students about a topic of their choosing.

If this interests you, a clever and kid-friendly powerpoint presentation about Japan is available for you to use. Email Dolly at webmaster@floridajetaa.org and we can send it your way. 

We are SO PROUD and GRATEFUL of our Info Officer Hartley Haft and our Superstar alumnus Aiyana Mathews for representing Florida Jetaa at the 2018 JETAA National Conference this past weekend! We’re looking forward to hearing the great things they learned, and using their ideas to create an even better experience for our members in the coming year.

Thanks, also, to the JETAA Rocky Mountain for hosting the conference this year, and JETAA USA – JET Program Alumni Association, as well as all the other wonderful organizations that make these annual conferences possible for our alumni chapters to learn and grow.

The Career Development Workshop, presented by Florida JETAA, is this Saturday!

TIME:  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Check-In:  1:45 PM
Workshop:  2:00-5:00 PM at Room#111
Consulate Reception:  5:30-7:00 PM at Disney Dining Room

WHERE: Rosen School of Hospitality, University of Central Florida
(9907 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL)

FOR WHO: JET Alumni registered with Florida JETAA. ALL career backgrounds welcome!

COST: FREE! Thanks to our co-sponsors, we are able to provide this event free of charge.

Please note that the dress-code is Business or Business Casual.

Click for info on speakers.

 

Co-SPONSORED BY

 

 

 

 

Date: August 23rd, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT / 10 AM MDT / 9 AM PDT
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1999656223696779/

This webinar is for newly returned JETs who want to learn how their JET experience can help them find not just a job, but a fulfilling career. Professional career counselor Emily Frank (Hokkaido, 1993-1996) will explore tips for identifying your needs and values, and learning how to weave those together with your international experiences to find a career path, as well as how to highlight your time in Japan to potential employers. Join us for a great session! To join on the day of the event please visit https://zoom.us/j/359940764.

 

Date: October 19th, 2018
Time: 8 PM EDT / 4 PM MDT / 5 PM PDT
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/204296810434247/

It can be difficult to make the transition to your life after JET. This webinar is here to help. Featuring JET alumni with expertise in careers and recruiting, this webinar will help you figure out how JET fits into your career path, help you describe your JET experience in a way that employers will understand, teach how to utilize LinkedIn, and much more! Featured speakers are Emily Frank (Hokkaido, 1993-1996), Kamara Toffolo (Gunma, 2007-2008), and Rob Uy (Fukuoka, 1989-1991). To join on the day of the event visit https://zoom.us/j/621315342.

 

Register Here!

You are invited to the Career Development Workshop presented by FL JETAA! Space is limited, sign up today!

WHAT:  An opportunity to learn about the current Job Market with an emphasis on Florida trends, and sessions on maximizing networking and marketing your skills for any job.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Workshop –  2:00-5:00 PM
Consulate Reception – 5:30-7:00 PM

WHERE: Rosen School of Hospitality, University of Central Florida
(9907 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL)

FOR WHO: JET Alumni registered with JETAA-FL. ALL career backgrounds welcome!

COST: FREE! Thanks to our co-sponsors, we are able to provide this event free of charge.

SPEAKERS

Bahia Simons-Lane,
Executive Director of US-JETAA
and Former JETAA-FL President

 

 

Emily Kikue Frank,
Career Counselor and
Coach at Denver Career Catalyst

 

 


Matias Ramirez,
Director for Content & Learning,
Wolters Kluwer

 


Victoria Mathews,
Business Development
& Global Travel Consultant,
Gardner-Mathews Travel Concierge

 

Leslie Wier,
Health Coach, Noom Inc.

 

 

 

Co-SPONSORED BY

 

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is hiring Paid Interns for Fall 2018. (Washington, D.C.)

Interns will either support our Communications and Education programs or support our Research programs. The application deadline is August 17. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. For details on the available internships and for instructions on how to apply, please click here.

September 8, 2018 | Career Development Workshop | Orlando, FL

Florida JETAA will be holding our first ever Career Development Workshop. More event details to come! Stay tuned!

This newly launched FREE webinar series is intended to provide guidance and instruction to JET alumni across the country on a variety of careers, professional development topics, and unique challenges and how to navigate them. This webinar is on how to become a Japanese teacher after JET. Current JETs and JET alumni are both welcome to join. For those who can’t attend, a recording will be available after the webinar at: https://usjetaa.org/programs/webinar-series/

Good for 2 years, this scholarship supports non-degree research at a Japanese university, or through the completion of a Master’s or PhD program in Japan!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2018. Visit here for more information and to apply.