How to Find a Career with Emily Frank
Join USJETAA for our second webinar in the newly launched webinar series for JET alumni. Career counselor Emily Frank will be speaking to us on how to find a career. This webinar is FREE!
Date: August 23rd, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT / 10 AM MDT / 9 AM PDT
Are you unsure where to go from here? You've had your JET experience, you gained some skills and did some fabulous stuff but you're not sure what's next? Then please join us as we explore tips for identifying your needs and values, and learning how to weave those together with your international experiences to find a career path! In this webinar, we will identify some of the ways you can highlight your time in Japan, even if you don't want to teach or translate. We will explore some of the ways that living and working abroad can be attractive to employers, and we'll take a peek into why who you are matters in your career development.
Emily Frank graduated from Smith College and was an AET in southern Hokkaido from 1993-1996. 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 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. Through generous grants from organizations like the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, she has also been able to offer free career counseling to JET alumni in the past, and has enjoyed reconnecting with fellow JETs that way.
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Grant Opportunities from the Japan Foundation / CGP
The Japan Foundation and the Center for Global Partnership aims to promote international and cultural understanding of Japan and other countries, including the U.S. Both organizations offer a wide range of grant programs and support at the grassroots level in the U.S. focused on this mission. This webinar will provide information about their programs and items on loan that would be relevant to JETAA chapters interested in strengthening and diversifying their events and programming to their alumni. Representatives from JF/CGP will also share instructions and tips on how to apply for their grants.
Takeshi Yoshida is the Program Director of the Grassroots Exchange and Education Program at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York. In his role, he develops programs that support education-related non-profit organizations to help cultivate U.S.-Japan relations at the grassroots level. He joined the Japan Foundation Tokyo in 2012 and was assigned to the New York office in October 2015. He began his career as a software sales representative at IBM in Japan before joining the Japan Foundation. He holds an undergraduate degree from Keio University and his final thesis is related to Education. During that period, he has traveled over 85 countries to deepen and broaden his multi-cultural perspective and supported launching a social entrepreneur organization focusing on rural revitalization in Japan.
MaryAnn Celis is the Associate Program Officer of the Grassroots Exchange Program at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York. In her role, she provides logistical support to grant projects aimed in strengthening U.S.-Japan relations at the grassroots level, which include a focused on education, network strengthening and grassroots exchange. She joined the organization in 2015. Prior to her role, she worked for various education organizations focused on climate change education and disaster recovery and resilience, and was an ALT in Yokohama, Japan for 5 years. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying International Education Policy.
Becoming a Japanese Teacher After JET Webinar – Thursday, June 21st
The guest presenters for this webinar:
- Susan Schmidt, Executive Director of American Association of Teachers of Japanese
- Dan Carolin, Japanese Teacher and Co-chair of World Languages at Kennedy High School
- Stephanie Smith, Japanese Teacher at Christa McAuliffe Academy
Effective Tools and Strategies for Membership Engagement – March 6th, 2018
- Steven Horowitz, JETwit, JETAA USA Board of Advisors, Aichi, 1992-1994
- Christina Omori, JETAA USA Country Representative (2012-2014), Saitama, 2004-2005
- Wesley Julian, Director/Producer, Tohoku Tomo & the 113 Project, Miyagi, 2008-2010
Strategies for Fundraising and Grant Writing – March 5th, 2018
- Laurel Lukaszewski, USJETAA Board of Directors, Kagoshima, 1990-1992
- Elizabeth Brailsford, Project Manager, Writer, and Editor, Panagora Group, Niigata, 2004-2007
- Mya Fisher, Director of Education and TOMODACHI Programs, U.S.-Japan Council, Kanagawa, 2000-2002
Board Development and Governance – March 2nd, 2018
- Mary-Jane Atwater, Consultant, Atwater Communications, Locust Grove, VA
- Timothy Roller, Texoma JETAA, Fukuoka, 2000-2003
- Monica Yuki, JETAA NY Board of Directors, Saitama, 2002-2004