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Casual Career Advice Meet-Up

So you lived in Japan, huh? And what did you do?

We all have that experience in common. Now let’s work together as we look at the present and to the future while translating our time in Japan into marketable skills. Network, peer review resumes, contribute! In addition to the experience and expertise of those attending (yes, me and you!) we will also have two special guests- Catherine Rackley and Mariko Watanabe.

When: Wednesday, June 1st, 7pm
Where: Coffee at the Point,
710 E 26th Ave, Denver

Catherine began her Japan-related career 10 years ago on the JET Program in Chiba-ken and has followed a winding path through design school in Tokyo and the fashion industry in New York to her current position at DISCO International, organizer of the world’s largest Japanese-English Career Forums. She has a keen interest in strengthening awareness of the skills that the JET experience imparts and their career potential and has made this a focus of Career Forum outreach.

Mariko Watanabe, from the University of Tokyo, used to be in charge of the JET Programme at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco and currently recruits students to the university’s English language degree programs (East Asian Studies and Environmental Sciences for both undergraduate and masters degrees). She would love to speak to any JET alumni who may be interested in this opportunity.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

See you there! And don’t forget your resume and business cards!

2015 JET-JETAA Info Exchange/Happy Hour

Calling all Denver-Area JET alums!: It’s almost summer which means a new batch of JETs will head to Japan soon and will need some sage advice from their JET sempais.

JETAA Rocky Mountain will be hosting a post-Q&A Happy Hour and we want to encourage alums to come share their funny stories and words of wisdom with the JET class of 2015.

The JET/JETAA Happy Hour will be held Saturday, June 20th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Cap City Tavern (1247 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204). First round of appetizers and beer is on us! We hope to see you there!

February Meet n’ Greet

If you are a JET Program alum in the Denver Metro area and have been wanting to connect with other JETs and learn about JETAA Rocky Mountain, you are in luck!

This February, JETAA Rocky Mountain will be hosting a Meet n’ Greet after our monthly board meeting. This will be a casual networking event and a great opportunity to meet fellow JET alums and learn more about RMJETAA as well as other Japan-related events and organizations in the area.

When: Sunday, February 23rd @ 12pm (after our board meeting)

Where: Panera Bread on Capitol Hill
1330 Grant St,
Denver, CO 80203

(RMJETAA will be able to cover coffee/tea and snacks)

If you think you may attend, please click here to RSVP

*JET Alums only, please*

Looking forward to seeing you there!

JETworking Colorado – Resume Workshop

Open to both recent JET returnees as well as alums that have been back for a while, these resume workshops are a series of meet-ups along the Front Range that give JET alums a chance to meet, discuss and develop resumes, share experiences on breaking back into the job market post-JET, and network.

Fort Collins – Saturday, November 17th | 1:00 pm
@ Wild Boar Cafe, 1510 S College Ave, 80525
Location contact: Lauren, webmaster@rmjetalumni.org

Boulder – Sunday, November 18th | 2:00 pm
@ Panera (29th Street Mall) 1855 29th Street, 80303
Location contact: Halley, events@rmjetalumni.org

Denver – Sunday, November 18th | 11:00am
@ Common Grounds, 1550 17th Street, 80202
Location contact: Jessyca, jessyca.livingston@de.mofa.go.jp

Colorado Springs – Sunday, November 18th | 1:00pm
@ Pikes Perk, 14 South Tejon Street, 80903
Location contact: Moriah, moriahkent@gmail.com

These meet-ups will be casual discussions about resume writing, job hunting, and career building, so please bring a copy of your resume, as well as any job-search related tricks, tips and sage advice.

If you have any questions, please email one of the contacts above, or visit our Facebook group.