Opportunities for JET Alumni
In addition to the alumni network, there are a variety of opportunities available to JET Program participants after they finish their tenure with the Program.
As stated in its About page, JET Wit is the de facto alumni magazine, career center, publicist and communication channel for the international JET alumni community. As of 2019, this community is estimated to be around 50,000 individuals across the globe. Alumni frequently update the site with articles, job postings, and more.
- AJET Professional Development Guide
Developed in 2018 by the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET), this guide sheds light on how to enrich your experience while still on the Program, how to prepare for the job hunt, and tips on finding work in Japan/the US-Japan relations sphere.
- Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College
The JET Alumni Association is proud to be a Strategic Partner of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Through the Strategic Partnership, JET Program alumni are eligible to receive a minimum award of $7,000 per semester in scholarship support.
- The Middlebury Institute of International Studies
JET Program alumni are eligible to receive a $10,000 guaranteed scholarship each year for their master’s degree program. The Middlebury Institute recognizes JET students and their commitment to service, language learning, and cross-cultural communication. JET alumni qualify for the scholarship if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
- They must meet the admissions requirements to their graduate degree program.
- They must complete their JET service by the time of enrollment, though they may be currently serving during the time of application.
- Syracuse University Maxwell School
The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs has partnered with the Japan Exchange Teaching Program Alumni Association (JETAA) to offer JET Program alumni a “Maxwell PAIA – JET Alumni” Scholarship. This scholarship covers at least 30% of tuition cost of a single- or dual-degree course of study in Maxwell’s Master of Public Administration or Master of Arts in International Relations on-campus programs. The offer includes the option to defer admission for one year and to be considered for further merit-based aid based on the strength of the application for admission.
- Showa Women’s University
Showa Women’s University offers JET alumni a special work-study program in which they receive scholarships which fully cover tuition, fees, and housing support in return for part-time work at the university.
- Williamette University
Thanks to a partnership with AJET, JET Program alumni are eligible to receive a minimum $5,000 scholarship if they choose to pursue an MBA in Williamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA Program. Willamette University’s MBA Programs are specifically designed to prepare students for their first professional career position, career change, or advancement. Simply indicate on your application, and in your admissions interview that you are JET alumni.