JetWit.com is a new website for the JET alumni community across the U.S. and abroad, created by Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94), editor of the JETAA NY NewsletterÂ Â from 2002 to 2008.
JetWit.com is a place for:
JET ALUMS: To publish and promote their writings, translations and other creations and/or to have opportunities in general to stay connected with the JET alumni community
JOB SEEKERS: To find jobs and helpful career information and post their professional profiles
EMPLOYERS: To post job listings and find JET alum professionals with a range of skills
JETAA CHAPTERS & NEWSLETTERS: To find information and articles to share with their members, and to share job listings and other information with the greater JET alumni community.
CURRENT JETS: To find jobs and learn what various people do after JET
PROSPECTIVE JETS: To learn more about the JET Programme and the people who completed it through their writings and other creations.
CLAIR: To locate JET alumni with particular skills or backgrounds.
ADVERTISERS: To reach a national audience of JET alumni and other people with a connection to Japan.
After nearly 7 years as the editor of the JETAA NY Newsletter and several months of running the Writers Interpreters Translators (WIT) email group, I decided to create JetWit.comÂ as a resource to serve the JET alumni community of writers, interpreters, translators and other professionals, and also to let everyone know the wonderful things that so many alumni are doing.Â In many ways, the JET alumni community remains a great, untapped resource, and JetWit.comÂ is an effort to help tie us together, build community and demonstrate our strengths.
Among other things, my goal is to help JET alumni promote their work and gain exposure while providing entertaining and relevant content for JET alums to read.Â So feel free to get in touch and use JetWit.comÂ to your advantage.Â I’m always happy to chat and brainstorm.
Please take a look at the website and feel free to get in touch with questions, comments, feedback, ideas, nado.Â JetWit.comÂ is very much an evolving work in progress, and the more people contribute, the better a resource it will be.
Steven HorowitzÂ (Aichi-ken, 1992-94)
stevenwaseda at jetwit.com