Registration Open! Submit form at the bottom of the page to apply.
USJETAA is excited to offer 25 personal career counseling sessions and a free resume course with small group sessions to JET alumni on a first-come, first-served basis. Space permitting JET alumni are able to participate in both services (a career counseling session and the resume course). Our career and resume expert, Emily Frank, is a JET alum who wants to give back to the JET community and so will be offering discounted rates for additional services if you’d like to schedule additional sessions with her. Please see below for more details on these services.
To be eligible, you must be an alumni of the JET program, a member of USJETAA, and a resident of the U.S. All of the services take place online, so you can participate from your home or work.
Also check out another great career support program for JETs:
Transitions: Opportunities Forum & Networking Expo
September 20, 2020 to September 26, 2020
Registration and Schedule: http://transitions.pnwjetaa.
Sessions held nightly at 5:30 PM PDT / 8:30 PM EDT, excepting the career counseling and mentoring sessions
Career Services with Emily Frank
Building a career can be hard work, especially for people with international experience. But you can have a career you love! And Emily Frank is here to help. She will work with you to help you find a career path that will make you happy and help you shape up your resume to land those jobs. Please use the form at the bottom to apply to either service!
Is Career Counseling for You?
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. 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. 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.
Is the Resume Workshop for You?
The resume course and workshop is to help JET alumni create an industry specific resume to land their dream job! Once you have filled out the form below outlining your ideal career, the link to the free course will be sent to your email. The course and quiz at the end must be completed by November 2, 2020. After completing the course, you will send Emily your updated resume and receive an invitation to a resume workshop session. Emily will group all participants into workshop groups by industry. During the workshop, Emily will give industry specific advice and answer any questions about your resumes over a one hour virtual group session through the Zoom platform.
The application for both services will open August 31, 2020 and will close on October 9, 2020. Please fill out the form below to sign up! After you have signed up, we will contact you directly and send you more information.
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