Archive for December, 2009

  • Big change in the eligibility criteria for re-applying to the JET Program! Until last year, you had to wait 10 years to apply again to the JET Program after participating once. That has changed! You now only have to wait 3 years! Please see the website below for the new eligibility requirements: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/application2010.html If you finished your previous JET contract in the summer 2007, you are eligible to apply this year for the 2010 program. Please keep in mind that you can only participate up to 5 years in total including your previous contract length. The application for the 2010 program is now available, and the deadline is November 24. Please go to the above website for more application information. […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Changes to Reapplication Process

    Big change in the eligibility criteria for re-applying to the JET Program! Until last year, you had to wait 10 years to apply again to the JET Program after participating once. That has changed! You now only have to wait 3 years! Please see the website below for the new eligibility requirements: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/application2010.html If you finished your previous JET contract in the summer 2007, you are eligible to apply this year for the 2010 program. Please keep in mind that you can only participate up to 5 years in total including your previous contract length. The application for the 2010 program is now available, and the deadline is November 24. Please go to the above website for more application information. […]

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  • JetWit.com founder (and former JETAA NY Newsletter editor) Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) is planning an informal class to show JET alums how to set up and use a blog. If interested in participating, please contact him at professional@jetaany.org.Date and location TBD after gauging the level of interest. Make sure to include your prefecture, years on JET and a line or two about why you’re interested.Blogging is not just a place to write your daily journal. It’s a job skill, a portfolio booster and a way to bootstrap yourself into a job or freelance work. If you’ve thought about learning but aren’t sure what to do or how to get started or how to use it to your advantage, then hopefully […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Learn to Blog

    JetWit.com founder (and former JETAA NY Newsletter editor) Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) is planning an informal class to show JET alums how to set up and use a blog. If interested in participating, please contact him at professional@jetaany.org.Date and location TBD after gauging the level of interest. Make sure to include your prefecture, years on JET and a line or two about why you’re interested.Blogging is not just a place to write your daily journal. It’s a job skill, a portfolio booster and a way to bootstrap yourself into a job or freelance work. If you’ve thought about learning but aren’t sure what to do or how to get started or how to use it to your advantage, then hopefully […]

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  • Board of Directors Annual Meeting / Happy Hour Wednesday, December 9, 6pm The Annual Board of Directors Meeting is here! It’s the only board meeting open to all members so take advantage! Find out about JET initiatives. Also, meet the newly elected board members and say our farewells to the outgoing members. Happy Hour 12/9 @ 6pm No Idea Bar 30E 20th Street (back room) Drink specials Beer on tap $4-$6 Mixed drinks $6 (16oz glasses!) call drinks $8<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Board of Directors Annual Meeting / Happy Hour

    Board of Directors Annual Meeting / Happy Hour Wednesday, December 9, 6pm The Annual Board of Directors Meeting is here! It’s the only board meeting open to all members so take advantage! Find out about JET initiatives. Also, meet the newly elected board members and say our farewells to the outgoing members. Happy Hour 12/9 @ 6pm No Idea Bar 30E 20th Street (back room) Drink specials Beer on tap $4-$6 Mixed drinks $6 (16oz glasses!) call drinks $8

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