JET Careers Networking Night with JETAA NSW and AJS NSW
Are you interested to work and live in Japan? Want to know about what it's like going on the Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) Programme? Curious about what career opportunities the JET Programme can lead to?
AJS NSW have collaborated with JETAA NSW to present you... JET Careers Networking Night!
This is a casual event where you can hear all about the JET Programme, one of the largest international exchange programs. Featuring panelists with diverse backgrounds and stories, come along to hear about what it's like going on the JET Programme, living and working in Japan, and how it has contributed to their incredible career journeys. There will be an opportunity to mingle and chat with people who have all sorts of Japan-related career experiences during the event as well!
When: Wednesday 27 September 2023, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Where: The Occidental Hotel - Function Room - Level 2 - 43 York Street, Sydney.
Who: for anyone who is considering options to work and live in Japan, interested or is considering applying for the JET Programme, or wants to find out how to build a career related to Japan.
Cost: Free. Snacks are provided.
Registration: visit HERE and click 'Join Waitlist'. Please disregard the 'Spaces left' being "0" and don't be disheartened by this number! The Waitlist is the mechanism for us to screen through the registrations to ensure we have a mix of the right audience for this event.
Only 30 spots are available for this event. Registration is necessary. Half of the spots will be prioritised for AJS NSW members so please join here if you'd like to become a member.
Note: only over 18s are permitted for this event (as per Responsible Service of Alcohol rules).
We will send a confirmation email if you are accepted to attend this event. Please wait until you receive the confirmation email before showing up!
JET Programme Position: CIR
JET Location: Toyama Prefecture
I lived in Japan during my early years before moving to Australia, and have kept a strong interest in Japan ever since. As a graduate, I worked at KPMG which offered its employees 1 year leave of absence. I took this opportunity to apply to the JET Programme and worked as a Coordinator for International Relations at Kurobe City, Toyama Prefecture – absolute ‘inaka’ (countryside) which I grew to love. After coming back to Sydney, I moved over to Deloitte where I continued to be closely involved in providing services to Japanese corporate clients. I then moved to H & H Lawyers, a law firm with particular focus on assisting businesses from the APAC region, where I work closely with many Japanese organisations including government, multinational corporates and local SMEs.
JET Programme Position: CIR
JET Location: Kochi Prefecture
I had an interest in Japan from a young age which sparked my motivation to learn Japanese and use it in my career. I studied Japanese throughout school and university before embarking on a 2 year stint on the JET Program as a Coordinator for International Relations in Konan City, Kochi Prefecture. My time on JET really built up my language skills and confirmed my love for Japan. On returning from JET I worked in accountancy and tax before being drawn back to Japan-focused roles at The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) Sydney office and the Japan desk of Air France/KLM. I am a former committee member and president of JETAA NSW. I am currenting working as a Program Coordinator at The Japan Foundation, Sydney in the Language Department promoting and supporting the study of Japanese language in Australia.
NSW Department of Education
JET Programme Position: ALT
JET Location: Fukushima Prefecture
Eden is no stranger to career changes as a digital professional. He has been a front-end developer, analyst, user experience and now works in content design in NSW state government. He is active in the JET alumni community, serving on the JETAA NSW and the JETAA International committees. He is passionate believer in the benefits of community and networking, having been part of career support events such as CLAIR's After JET conference. He also produces the After JET podcast, featuring stories and careers of ex-JETs around the world. Apart from JETAA, he also helps run a content design and strategy community of practice as a member of the Australian Government Digital Profession.