Upcoming events

    • January 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Join waitlist


    Program is full, but you can still sign up for the waitlist in case someone doesn't schedule their session!

    The career counseling service is great for JET alumni who are still figuring out what they want to do or who are thinking about changing careers. This program is open to members of USJETAA, please login or become a member for free here. You may also become a member as part of the registration process, but then will need to use the menu at the top to navigate back to "Events" and sign up.

    About the Career Counseling

    The free career consultation is a one hour virtual session with minimal email support. All one hour sessions will take place virtually through the Zoom platform. There will be 25 sessions offered to JET alumni on a first-come, first-served basis. JET alumni will be placed on a waitlist once these free sessions run out in case spots open up or someone cancels. Emily will also offer discounted sessions at the special JET rate of $120 to those who are not able to get a free session or those who would like additional sessions. 

    Once you register and we have verified your information you will received the link to schedule your session with Emily Frank. All sessions must be scheduled to take place by the end of January 2022. 

    Funding for Career Counseling and  the Resume  service is generously provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and CLAIR.

    Who is Emily Frank?

    Emily Frank (Hokkaido, 1993-1996) graduated from Smith College. After spending a lot of time afterwards feeling lost, she eventually got a master's degree in counseling and now helps others who are similarly lost regarding careers. She spent over 12 years working in career counseling at a large public university, and has been in private practice since January 2018. Emily is based in Denver, but does distance work with clients from all over the globe. She has been able to offer free career counseling to more than 50 JET alumni in the past through grants like this and has enjoys reconnecting with fellow JETs that way.

    DISCLAIMER: This program does not guarantee successful employment upon completion


    • February 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Transitions is an annual career and networking event organized by the PNWJETAA. It is designed to help alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program explore their options and prepare them for whatever next steps they may take. The event will include a keynote and two panels. One panel will be on how to find a job in Japan and the other will feature different career paths JETs have taken in Japan. The event is co-sponsored by The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA). 

    For the second time, Transitions will be co-hosted by PNWJETAA and USJETAA in a virtual capacity. This year the theme is jobs in Japan and we are featuring information about working in Japan after JET. The event is free and open to JET alumni, as well as non-JETs interested in Japan-related careers.

    Find Your Timezone

    US - February 5, 2022

    Eastern 6 PM - 9:30 PM ET / Central 5 PM - 8:30 PM / Mountain 4 PM - 7:30 PM / Pacific  3 PM - 6:30 PM PT / Alaska 2 PM - 5:30 PM / Hawaii 1 PM - 4:30 PM

    Japan - February 6, 2022

    8 AM - 11:30 AM JST

    Schedule & More Information

    The schedule and panel information will be emailed to you prior to the event.

    The event will be held using the Zoom platform. For the safety of the participants, users must be signed-in to a Zoom account to join. If you do not have a Zoom account you can get one for free at https://zoom.us/.

    For the most up to date information please visit http://transitions.pnwjetaa.org/


    • February 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    Register


    The resume course and workshop is to help JET alumni create an industry specific resume to land their dream job! This program is open to members of USJETAA, please login or become a member for free here. You may also become a member as part of the registration process, but then will need to use the menu at the top to navigate back to "Events" and sign up.

    Once you register you will received the link to the free course with your registration confirmation. You will then need to click the "Enroll for Free" link and set up an account to access the course.  The course and quiz at the end must be completed by February 11, 2022. After completing the course, you will email Emily your updated resume in Word or Google Doc format so she can provide feedback on your resume.

    In February you will receive an invitation to a resume workshop session. Group sessions will take place prior to the end of February 2022 and will be scheduled for nights or weekends in Eastern Time. During the workshops, Emily will give industry specific advice and answer any questions about your resumes over a one hour virtual group session through the Zoom platform. You may attend one or multiple sessions. If you cannot attend the sessions live recordings will be emailed to all workshop participants afterwards.  

    This year the resume workshop group sessions will be grouped on following topics:

    • Early career
    • Mid-career
    • Senior career
    • Changing fields

    Watch last year's workshops here:

    Funding for Career Counseling and  the Resume  service is generously provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and CLAIR.

    Who is Emily Frank?

    Emily Frank (Hokkaido, 1993-1996) graduated from Smith College. After spending a lot of time afterwards feeling lost, she eventually got a master's degree in counseling and now helps others who are similarly lost regarding careers. She spent over 12 years working in career counseling at a large public university, and has been in private practice since January 2018. Emily is based in Denver, but does distance work with clients from all over the globe. She has been able to offer free career counseling to more than 50 JET alumni in the past through grants like this and has enjoys reconnecting with fellow JETs that way.

    DISCLAIMER: This program does not guarantee successful employment upon completion


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