JET Program: Fall 2014 Recruiting

Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta
August 13, 2014

Dear JET Alumni:

The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta is currently seeking 23 dedicated JET Program alumni to assist us with making visits to universities and colleges in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to recruit for the 2015 JET Program.
In an analysis of the JET Program application done by the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC, it was found that former JET participants are our best source of promotion of the JET Program. We would like to ask for your assistance in getting the word out to current students and school alumni.

In particular, we are looking for JET alumni who can commit to representing the JET Program on behalf of the Consulate at the career fairs/study abroad fairs (especially those outside Georgia!!) listed here:

Additionally, we are looking for dedicated JETs to make visits to other campuses throughout the southeast. It is your choice which campus to visit, although we normally allow only one visit per campus per year by our recruiters. Your visit to area campuses can take one of several forms: 1) Information session 2) Booth on campus 3) Short visit to Japanese or education classes. Visits should be completed between September and mid-October in order to allow students enough time to complete their applications, which we expect will be due in early November.
We will pay an honorarium of $50 per visit to compensate you for travel expenses. We can also provide flyers to distribute at your visits and a PowerPoint presentation if you need it. We can also give you some advice on whom to contact on campus if you do not already have a contact at the university you wish to visit. For those going to career fairs or study abroad fairs, we will register on your behalf and send you copies of the registration materials.
If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to this email as soon as possible with your name, contact info, and name of school (s) you would like to visit, and if you are available to represent JET at one of the career/study abroad fairs.


Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for your support!


Mellissa Takeuchi

JET Program Coordinator