Are you a recent JET alum wrestling with how to utilize your JET experience and planning a career in US-Japan relations? Do you currently reside or have plans to live in the DMV area? You would make a great mentee!
JETAADC is pleased to announce its inaugural 2020-2021 Mentorship Program, supported by the U.S. JET Program Alumni Association (USJETAA) and Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA). This five-month virtual mentorship program serves to bring the JET alumni community together by creating meaningful professional development relationships between recent returnees and mid-to-senior career professionals. This program is designed to provide mentees with the tools, resources, and networks that they can use to advance their careers in U.S.-Japan relations and to assist them during an uncertain job market. JETAADC hopes to support recent returnees and strengthen the U.S.-Japan pipeline by building upon a previous grant project that JETAADC held through the USJETAA/SPFUSA mini-grant program on “Maintaining the JET Momentum: The Post-Exchange Pipeline to Successful U.S.-Japan Leadership”.
Those eligible to apply to the program as mentees must be:
- JET Alumni. Preference will be for those alumni who have returned from the program in the last two years (since 2018). Special consideration will be given to 2020 JET returnees;
- Alumni who currently reside in the DMV metropolitan area (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) or have concrete plans to relocate to this area by the conclusion of the program (January 2021)
Those interested in becoming a potential mentor on the program should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.