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JETAANY Nihongo Dake Conversation Hour
Dates: Monday, November 1 and (tentative) 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 7:00 pm -8:00 pm EDT
Details: Join us virtually Mondays on Zoom to keep your Japanese language skills sharp. This chat is for Japanese speakers at the intermediate level or higher. Come join in on the fun! There’s no fee to participate.
Let others know you are going on Facebook: Event page (Nov. 1)
RSVP & Questions: contact Ashley via email
JETAA Southern California: Water Cooler – Every Tuesday at 12:00 PM PST via Zoom (passcode: 018586)
WFH blues got you down? Not being productive anyway? Just need a place to eat lunch? Take a break at the JETAASC Water Cooler!
This is a casual drop-in type hang out where you can say hi, stick around for some lunchtime conversation, or just tune in to some ambient social interaction we’ve all been missing away from the office. Bring your favorite drink or a full meal, pop in for a few minutes or an hour. We’re continuing to make this a weekly event to start your week off right.
JETAA Great Lakes Netflix Watch Party – Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM PST. Join Facebook group for details.
Every Wednesday at 8 we’ll be hosting a watch party! See the posts for specific details on what is currently being viewed, and how to join. We hope to see you there! We will still use teleparty due to size limitations on Hulu’s watch party service. Please remember that the teleparty app will need to be installed into your browser ahead of time and can be found at netflixparty.com ! In addition, you will need an account with Hulu to be able to join. The first watch party link will be posted at 8 and the video will begin playing at 8:30. We will watch four episodes per week so if you miss this week, you can always watch them in your own time before next week! Register by Email
JETAA Radio Taiso – Every Friday morning at 8:30 AM PT/11:30 AM ET
NEW Registration link
Fill out this quick Zoom registration once to get access to Radio Taiso that will work for every week you are able to join. Join your fellow JET alumni for Radio Taiso every Friday morning! It’s a 3-6 min stretch followed by a quick social check-in if you have time to chat. Join the virtual stretch via zoom:
11:30am EDT (New York); 10:30am CDT (Kansas City); 9:30am MDT (Denver), 8:30am PST (Los Angeles)
JETAA Washington DC Japanese Script Reading Club – Every Sunday at 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET. Sign up form
Join your fellow Japanese language learners and read through a Japanese short play script! The first read-through is for language study, the second read-through is for putting emotion into your Japanese. There will be three language levels available (easy, medium, hard), and a native-speaking Japanese Pronunciation Coach in every zoom breakout room. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. To sign up : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScl3pMd4reYVdHdyo_iqkjKubOKrL2m_ejc_KEKJFjBl1lzMg/viewform
FILLED JETAA RM Career Counseling – JETAA Rocky Mountain Members Only
JETAARM is excited to announce that we are again offering complimentary career counseling sessions with fellow JET Alum Emily Frank!
Emily has been a professional career counselor for nearly 15 years and specializes in helping JET alumni figure out their next steps in their professional lives. She knows how to contextualize your JET experiences and help you assess your interests and abilities. Whether you’ve just returned from Japan or want to explore the direction of your current career, Emily has the resources and experience to guide you.
JETAARM and Emily Frank have teamed up to offer a 1-hour career counseling session to 10 different alumni. In order to be eligible for these career counseling sessions, you must:
- Have completed the JET program.
- Currently live in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.
- Be subscribed to our monthly newsletter. (Subscribe here)
Sessions are on a first come, first serve basis, so we encourage everyone who is interested to apply right away. We especially encourage newly returned JETs to take advantage of this great opportunity!
November 1 – JETAA Chicago November Open Board Meeting
At our November meeting, we will be discussing plans for future events and other opportunities in the virtual space! Interested in taking part in the conversation? Join us for our November Open Board Meeting!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING IS ONLINE ONLY!
Monday, November 1st, 2021
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm CST
Online – In the Comfort of Your Own Home
November 6, 2021 at 10 AM PT – JETAA Southern California Virtual Career Fair
Please register in advance for this meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Saturday, November 6
Time: 9:00 am
Details: Join your fellow alumni for some fall hiking at Palisades Interstate Park! Let’s enjoy the remainder of the fall colors and give our minds and bodies some relaxation through “forest therapy.” Family and friends are welcome! We’ll meet at 9 am in front of the State Line Cafe (next to the parking lot on State Line Lookout). We’ll be doing the Peanut Leap Cascade trail, which is of moderate difficulty and 2.5 miles in length (about 2 hours round trip). Be sure to wear shoes and clothes suitable for hiking and the weather conditions, and bring water and/or snacks. More information about the trail and parking is available in the Google form below.
RSVP: via Google Forms
Questions: Contact Alexis via email.
Virtual Craft Night
Wednesday, November 10
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT
Details: We are bringing back virtual craft night now that the weather is getting chilly. This is a great way to set aside some time to work on unfinished projects or get a head start on your creative holiday tasks.
RSVP: via Zoom Registration
Let others know you’re going on Facebook: Event Page
Questions: Contact Monica via email.
November 13, 2021 – JETAA Hawaii Trivia Night Fundraiser
Join us for our annual trivia night fundraiser! All donations will go to Hawaii Meals on Wheels.
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/
November 13, 2021 – JETAA Rocky Mountain Welcome Back Party!
In person at Ace Eat Serve.
Where: Ace Eat Serve
When: 11/13 at ~5pm (will be confirmed after RSVPs)
Who: All JET Rocky Mountain Alumni (No guests at this time please)
Additional: We are offering carpools (info in RSVP)
Join us in welcoming back recent returnees with food, drinks, and ping pong! This will be an outdoor event (with heat), and JETAA Rocky Mountain will provide for one food item and one drink per person. Further information will be provided to those who RSVP!
**RSVPs are required by 10/31 in order to attend**
November 13, 2021 – Pacific Northwest JETAA & USJETAA Okaeri Returning JETs Event
Welcome back to the US, JETs! You’re joining a national network of JET alumni. Join us for a primer on how the JET alumni network and local chapters can support you, a step-by-step guide to finding your post-JET career path, and a chance to mingle and socialize with other returnees and JET alumni. Co-hosted by USJETAA and PNW JETAA. Event is sponsored by Two Birds One Stone Learning.
Find your timezone: 7 PM EST / 6 PM CST / 5 PM MST / 4 PM PST / 3 PM Alaska Time / 2 PM Hawaii Time
1) Welcome to the JET alumni network! (~10 mins)
2) “Finding Your Career Path After JET” with Emily Frank of Denver Career Catalyst (~30-45 mins)
3) Additional career resources (~5 mins)
4) Networking and Mixing Breakout Rooms (~60 mins)
Nov 13 at 7:30 PM – JETAA Rocky Mountain Nijikai
Where: Colorado Campfire
When: 11/13 at ~7:30pm
Who: JET Rocky Mountain alumni & friends of JETs
For any questions, please email email@example.com.
November 16th from 6-7 pm CST – JETAA Chicago Japanese Language Series Pecha Kucha Night 3
JETAA Chicago is pleased to announce our third Japanese Language Night Pecha Kucha event on Tuesday, November 16th from 6-7 pm CST! These events are intended to bring together JETAA members and supporters who want to stay engaged with Japanese language learning and use. We welcome everyone to join in on the fun and practice their language skills. Breakout rooms will be opened to make space for small group discussions for different levels of comfort/proficiency.
Unsure of your proficiency level? That’s okay! All levels of experience with Japanese are welcome! This time we’ll be discussing what we do on holidays and weekends!
November 17, 2021 – JASC YPC and JETAA Chicago Book Club – November Meeting
Our book club will focus on highlighting voices and stories with a strong connection to Japan. For our third meeting we have chosen Daughters of the Samurai. Written by Janice P. Nimura, the book opens in 1871, and follows the story of five young girls who were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan.
Thanks to the efforts of the JASC, our discussion will be joined by the author herself, Janice P. Nimura!
Be sure to pick up a copy of the book and then join us for an evening of casual discussion in a virtual space via Zoom! Registrations are limited, so grab a spot while you can!
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This panel’s theme is, “Careers at State.” Event is sponsored by USJETAA and Sasakawa USA.
Contact email@example.com to submit questions in advance.
We are excited to announce our speakers:
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Kathleen Hanako Douherty
Program Analyst, U.S. Department of State
Senior Policy Officer for East Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department of State
Requirements Officer, Office of Technical Collection Affairs, U.S. Department of State
There will be breakout rooms for networking after the panel.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, November 17
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
Location: Streaming via JETAANY’s Facebook Live
Details: Join us for a Halloween themed cooking stream! This month, we will be making candied sweet potatoes and two different kinds of pudding. We hope to see you there!
Let others know you’re going on Facebook: Event page
Questions: Contact Samantha via email.
Friday November 19 – Sunday, November 21
Location: Javits Center
Details: JETAANY is participating in AnimeNYC again this year! We will be hosting a booth in the Artist’s Alley for all three days of the convention. If you would like to help us volunteer at the booth, we would love to have you! Note that vaccinations and face coverings are mandatory for all convention attendees. JETAANY will also be hosting a panel with stories about our times on the JET Program. The panel will be at 12:45pm on Sunday. A free lunch will be provided to anyone who volunteers at the booth. We hope to see some of you at the convention!
RSVP: If you are interested in volunteering at the booth, here is a link to a spreadsheet with shift times. Feel free to add your name to the sheet.
Questions: Contact Samantha via email.
November 20th from 2-4 pm CST – JETAA Chicago 2021 Fall JET Career Development Workshop and Panel
Join us Saturday, November 20th from 2-4 pm CST, for the JETAA Chicago Career Development Workshop and Panel! If you are a JET alum currently navigating the job market after JET, considering switching careers, or just pondering what’s next for you, then your attendance is welcome!
Speakers include fellow JET alumni Emily Frank (The Career Catalyst), Ellison Weeks (LinkedIn), and Rob Uy (RSU Consulting).
Topics to be covered include resume and cover letter writing, navigating the process of switching careers, and how to leverage your JET experience in the job application process. The workshop will consist of multiple sessions based on these topics over two hours.
**Due to space limitations, this event is for JET alumni (those who have completed at least one year and/or are current living/working in Japan as official participants of JET Program)**
Questions? Email Rurik Tywoniw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 20 at 3 PM – PNW JETAA Woodinville Wine & Beer Tasting Tour
Let’s enjoy the fall weather with great company and tasty beverages! Please join us on Saturday, November 20th for the tour!
We’ll be starting the tasting tour at 3 PM at Callan Cellars, followed by a trip to Métier Brewing for food and beer(s) at 5 PM. There are additional tasting rooms in the area if you would like to take some time there before we officially get started at 3. Please contact us if you would like additional recommendations in the area!
Questions/Comments/Concerns? Please contact us at email@example.com.
Nov 20 – JETAA Texoma Arigatousgiving in Houston
Jennifer has opened her home and backyard to us for a Thanksgiving-style potluck, to let us gather and have another event this year.
Please bring a dish to share, holiday themed or otherwise! Leave a comment in the thread below about what you plan to bring so we don’t end up with only desserts.
Feel free to bring a +1, but please comment if you are. We are capping this event at 25 people due to space and safety.
Plates, water, hot green tea, cutlery will be provided. Please bring serving utensils for your dish, and a mask to wear while indoors/getting food.
Hope to see you there!
November 26, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST – Great Lakes JETAA Nintendo Night
Super Smash Bros. & Mario Kart
Once again we are back at our game night – you need a Nintendo Switch to participate in the games, but feel free to join our voice chat even if you don’t play. We will be playing Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart for the Nintendo Switch. We will have an hour and a half of play time each for SSB and MK, so feel free to jump in when you like, and jump out when you need a break.
We will chat on Discord so we can easily communicate. Please join us around 7pm on Black Friday – hopefully you are not too tired from your shopping excursions. Keep an eye on our Facebook or Discord for event details and links, or click the registration button to be notified by email.
7:00-9:00 p.m. ESTRequires:
– Switch/SSB/MK to play games
– Phone or computer connected to Discord to chatFOJ (Friends of JETs) are welcome to attend!
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November 30 – JETAA Rocky Mountain Game Night – Details TBD