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.
Visiting from out-of-town for the Workshop? Take advantage of this HOTEL DISCOUNT!
Now through August 31st, participants of our Career Development Workshop in ORLANDO on 9/8 can reserve deluxe ROH guestrooms (single/double/triple or quad occupancy) for the weekend of the CDW (Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 9th) for ONLY $109+tax per night at Rosen Shingle Creek! This is quite a discount from their usual rates.
Available rooms are limited, so it’s first come-first serve. Once the rooms are gone (/after August 31st) regular rates apply.
Please make your reservations through their Reservations Department at 1-866-996-6338 or 407-996-6338. Simply tell reservations that you wish to “reserve a room for September 7th through 9th (or your select dates) and request the group rate for the Florida Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association”. The agent will take it from there!
The JET office needs volunteers to conduct info sessions on the JET Program in mid-September/early-October! Currently looking for presenters in the following areas: Pensacola, Tampa, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, St. Augustine.
The JET recruitment team will take care of coordinating with the schools, and provide all necessary materials (updated presentations, brochures, etc.) If interested, please email Lauren Sorondo, Miami JET Coordinator, at JET@mi.mofa.go.jp !
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.
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.
Fall Semester Internship
We are currently seeking one (1) Fall 2018 intern to support current initiatives, which include activities promoting the U.S.-Japan relationship, cultural, educational and people-to-people exchange. Interns will be working from a small office in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment. For more information and to apply click here.
Part-Time Project Coordinator
USJETAA seeks an entry-level Program Coordinator to support the administration of regular programs and grants. For more information and to apply click here.
For job opportunities with other organizations visit the USJETAA Job Board!
On Friday, August 3, several of our Florida alumni joined the outgoing group of JETs for Pre-Departure Orientation. Wendy Lo, Allan Mordetsky, and Bryan Barber gave presentations to the group, preparing the 52 new JETs leaving from Miami to Japan the following day. Also in attendance at the Consulate’s reception was Lauren Sorondo (JETAA-FL President & JET Coordinator) and Kyle Litow (JETAA-FL Secretary), as well as many other alumni.
From September 2017, when the JET application process began, to the Pre-departure Orientation, JET Coordinator Lauren Sorondo played a major part in guiding these individuals to their new roles of cultural exchange. With the support of the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, they were well prepared to represent Florida on the JET Program.