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dombay
July 10th, 2009, 12:46
Joined?

I did.

The BD thread about this turned a bit BD like so let's ask here.

mteacher80
July 10th, 2009, 13:54
I am going to join. But maily for business contacts/networking.
I would be willing to help out with a predeparture orientation or sit on a interview panel for new jets in the future. Most of the JETAA peeps that ran our pre-depart and such were kinda weird japanophiles, i would like to counteract that.

dombay
July 11th, 2009, 13:39
Yea the ones we got in Sydney for our pre-departure stuff I was sort of expecting that but no, not at all. They seemed like really normal people.

Plus they know where the good Japanese food is in town.

cvmurrieta
July 14th, 2009, 14:38
I am going to join. But maily for business contacts/networking.
I would be willing to help out with a predeparture orientation or sit on a interview panel for new jets in the future. Most of the JETAA peeps that ran our pre-depart and such were kinda weird japanophiles, i would like to counteract that.

I thought some of the ones in LA were a bit cliquey and arrrogant because they had lived in Japan whereas they had assumed most of us had not lived there as long as they had (for the record: I had lived in Osaka from 1994-1999 when most of these ex-JETs in LA were probably at least still in junior high or high school).

With that said, I'll probably join the Eastern Japan branch or one back in another US state. Of course, if I end up teaching in Korea, then I'll join the Seoul branch.

It's good there are JETAAs around the globe.

melty
July 14th, 2009, 22:36
With that said, I'll probably join the Eastern Japan branch

I have heard a few bad things about that chapter. I guess people that live in Japan don't really need JETAA to keep in touch with Japanese things so most people don't join and it doesn't improve.

I still like the London JETAA folks there is a random mix of people working in different fields...and no japanophiles (hmmm...I speak Japanese and work in a japanese company so maybe I am the biggest japanophile out of them.)

To be honest though, when I first went to council meetings it seemed pretty cliquey. The whole council had been working together for years and were really good mates. (Most of them left at the end of last year)

It just means I am extra careful not to be like that if we have events / or if new people join!!

Mac_North
November 13th, 2010, 17:13
Both the Rocky Mountain and Texas JETAAs are quite active and grounded. You'll find wankers wherever you look if you look hard enough.

Let'sgoJapan
December 26th, 2010, 05:30
Do the Alumni Chapters ever lead to actual jobs?

mteacher80
December 26th, 2010, 06:35
check out jetwit.com

UPGRAYEDD
December 26th, 2010, 08:24
Do the Alumni Chapters ever lead to actual jobs?

Of course they do.

patjs
December 28th, 2010, 09:45
I thought some of the ones in LA were a bit cliquey and arrrogant because they had lived in Japan whereas they had assumed most of us had not lived there as long as they had (for the record: I had lived in Osaka from 1994-1999 when most of these ex-JETs in LA were probably at least still in junior high or high school).


The ones from chicago were prettty arrogant as well. One guy who hadn't been in Japan for like 10 years refused to believe the large number of us that were telling him you can use a post office ATM to withdraw cash. Then this weird girl who spent a whole year (!) in Japan would insert these random "mmms" when she paused or was thinking, kind of like Japanese people do. The thing is, at one point she was like "see how I just said 'mmm' there, that's very Japanese and I still do it because of the time I spent in Japan." :|

ohheythere
December 29th, 2010, 01:49
Any idea how we can get on the interview panels? I'd love to do that this year.

I Am Quailman
December 29th, 2010, 04:07
I joined my chapter after returning home as well. It's pretty nice. Not sure about the interview panels... just ask people at the consulate?

Jordan
December 29th, 2010, 05:08
Eager to crush dreams are we?

patjs: How long had she been home?

patjs
December 29th, 2010, 13:09
Eager to crush dreams are we?

patjs: How long had she been home?

Not sure, had to been at least a year as this was June and she had a job at some consulting firm. It was just typical, weird JET behavior ( like, I've been in Japan a year so now I know everything about the country).