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    Ah, right, I was upgraded yesterday from Los Angeles.

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    I just got upgraded from Detroit!! I had given up since this was my 2nd year on the ALT list, so I am simply ecstatic!! Time to celebrate!

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    Good for you three - better late than never!
    Hope it was worth all the stress and waiting around.
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    It was.
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    Upgraded today out of San Francisco!

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    Upgraded today out of Houston!

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    Congrats to both of you! It's nice to see the upgrades are still going on. I guess I'll see you guys in Group C?
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    Yeah, Group C. Will be there with bells on.

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    Woo-hoo! Two more. This is insane.
    Congratulations!
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    upgraded out of slc. headed to okinawa

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    Just found out where I'm going. I'll be placed in Miyazaki-ken.
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    In 2007, there was an alternate thread that calculated the percentage of ITILers that were eventually upgraded. I was curious about this year's numbers all around, so I used enrique_suave's original list and added any extra names I came across in the 2008 application/acceptance/upgrade threads to come up with this year's shortlisted and upgraded percentages. (The stats are at the bottom of the post.) I'm not sure how accurate the numbers are in the big scheme of things, but one thing is clear: people who know about/bother to post on ITIL seem to have a pretty high rate of success.

    The numbers in parentheses represent (number of successful applicants/number of total applicants) for each group. Also, anyone who was shortlisted at any point is counted as a success, even if they ended up declining the position.

    Good luck to all 2009 JET Program applicants!

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    Cities in dark red are Group A cities, arriving 27 July.
    Cities in dark blue are Group B cities, arriving 3 August.

    Australia (15/17)
    Adelaide (2/2)
    Doki, shortlisted
    Lupetill, shortlisted
    Brisbane (1/1)
    Manda, shortlisted
    Hobart (1/1)
    gentlecuriosity, shortlisted
    Melbourne (5/6)
    Pez, shortlisted
    ext23, upgraded
    Rakasha, no interview
    Delekii, shortlisted
    genericuser42, upgraded
    karumu, shortlisted
    Perth (2/2)
    Pablo668, shortlisted
    Baikinman, shortlisted
    Sydney (4/5)
    icchan, shortlisted
    galileo, shortlisted
    Putaro, upgraded
    breze, upgraded
    yoshi2284, alternate

    Canada (21/26)
    Calgary (2/4)
    PKFGimpy, not accepted
    mercibeaucoup, alternate
    JHat, shortlisted
    vcupcake, upgraded
    Montreal (4/5)
    enrique_suave, shortlisted
    kawaii_candie, shortlisted
    nessa, application in
    samovar, shortlisted
    aliecat, shortlisted
    Ottawa (4/4)
    Ahura, shortlisted
    Oriana, shortlisted
    Cassiopeia, shortlisted
    sheebajet, shortlisted
    Toronto (8/10)
    Nukke, shortlisted
    yukinomonogatari, alternate, dropped out
    ladygoodfoot, shortlisted
    cLam, shortlisted
    lazarus, upgraded
    janee, alternate
    katiebee, shortlisted
    Piffle_Faerie, shortlisted, declined
    WRX_DEMON_Type_R, upgraded
    shinchi, shortlisted
    Vancouver (3/3)
    cbshammy, shortlisted
    Melontopia, shortlisted
    kwinakian, upgraded

    Ireland (1/1)
    Dublin (1/1)
    kuukai, shortlisted, declined

    Jamaica (1/1)
    Kingston (1/1)
    KK, shortlisted

    New Zealand (1/1)
    Aukland (1/1)
    Toez, shortlisted

    South Africa (1/1)
    Johannesburg (1/1)
    ManicParroT, shortlisted

    Trinidad (1/1)
    Port-of-Spain (1/1)
    kimmy, shortlisted

    United Kingdom (11/18)
    Edinburgh (3/5)
    caffeinedreamer, shortlisted
    LazloWoodbine, no interview
    Remedium, shortlisted
    Moriarty, alternate, took another job
    sine, upgraded
    London (8/13)
    MacGowan, shortlisted
    Blank, not accepted
    Stefan, shortlisted
    foxesfan, shortlisted
    shocknawe, alternate
    yellowbutton, shortlisted
    alphie, shortlisted
    alibashuk, upgraded
    clarechan, no interview
    pinch_me, not accepted
    onakasuita, not accepted
    DMF, upgraded
    hannahbanana, upgraded

    United States (121/157)
    Atlanta (3/9)
    krskrft, interviewed
    dormouse, shortlisted
    Tegan, shortlisted
    Waldroon, no interview
    jgarland, alternate
    psychguy08, application in
    ArchSeeker, interviewed
    bbsting120, alternate
    midori2tree, shortlisted
    Boston (3/4)
    Sandwich, shortlisted
    gimlet, application in
    supergreat, shortlisted
    DerSarke, shortlisted
    Chicago (17/21)
    Coollead, upgraded
    dot, shortlisted, declined
    ajj_04, shortlisted
    tachikoma, shortlisted, declined
    bessers, not accepted
    JackAttack, upgraded
    Crystal-Le, shortlisted
    HeyItsBryan, shortlisted
    impulsejosh, upgraded
    puma, shortlisted
    DecayConstant, alternate
    patjs, shortlisted
    Ryuker, application in
    dvelder, no interview
    HeartNana, shortlisted
    Nateyukisan, shortlisted
    Mikewise, upgraded
    jakegio, upgraded
    dustyyamaguchi, upgraded
    BeDroCK4113, upgraded
    dormer, upgraded
    Denver (3/3)
    katyaj, shortlisted
    frostkaiser, shortlisted
    dog8food, shortlisted
    Detroit (10/14)
    bluejewel, upgraded
    Jcubed, shortlisted
    kingmongkut, shortlisted
    mercurynin, alternate
    dando, alternate
    gypsy85, shortlisted
    stufflikethat, upgraded
    insanelyquiet, application in
    violetessence, upgraded
    Mjolnir, shortlisted, declined
    Mira, shortlisted
    Sloshed, shortlisted
    Tsukiusakimiko, alternate
    luckystrike, upgraded
    Honolulu (2/2)
    L2JET, shortlisted
    darkparadise, shortlisted
    Houston (12/13)
    Penopolis, upgraded
    shindayou, upgraded
    dolphincandi, shortlisted
    tonsoffun, shortlisted
    scarreddragon, shortlisted
    gramo, shortlisted
    gunslinger, shortlisted
    Grey-Wake, application in
    Elfen, shortlisted
    mechanicalprincess, upgraded
    suebee, shortlisted
    alicejo, shortlisted
    malus, upgraded
    Los Angeles (13/15)
    punksakura, upgraded
    SullBhit, shortlisted
    LouieG, upgraded
    LilMon, shortlisted
    VertexZero, upgraded
    aishituzukeru, shortlisted
    cvmurrieta, shortlisted
    JeffRose33, shortlisted
    Snolygoster, no interview
    AnruiUkimi, shortlisted
    Trenody, not accepted
    Jeanish, shortlisted
    Oneiro, upgraded
    KeroHazel, shortlisted
    mintedchip, shortlisted
    Miami (2/9)
    SangoStar, alternate
    devienmanix, alternate, took another job
    Hoonta, alternate
    Milkman_Dan, no interview
    Sorccy, upgraded
    JcHeero, interviewed
    ap2003, no interview
    ScotchyMcBourbon, shortlisted
    Snowdragon, alternate
    Nashville (8/10)
    peacemathers, shortlisted
    Persona, upgraded
    usagicookies, shortlisted
    Loryne, upgraded
    blind, shortlisted
    photograbock, shortlisted
    f1ourish, no interview
    Marauder03, interviewed
    EisforElissia, shortlisted
    Gezora, upgraded
    New York (14/17)
    hikoukigumo, shortlisted
    basilbelly, upgraded
    amhansen, shortlisted
    SarahJ27, shortlisted
    Digital_Masta, shortlisted
    T, shortlisted
    UPGRAYEDD, shortlisted
    Ashleigh, shortlisted, declined
    jonesinjapan, shortlisted
    Zephy, shortlisted
    MTOman725, declined interview
    Humdrum, interviewed
    meelynnmurder, shortlisted
    JessP, shortlisted
    Mindflux, upgraded
    fhsieh, alternate
    shimmyshimmy, upgraded
    Portland (5/5)
    sine_qua_non, shortlisted
    nadianb, shortlisted, declined
    KA6AH, shortlisted
    Dale, shortlisted
    JD, upgraded
    Salt Lake City (2/2)
    shisha, upgraded
    Jesse, shortlisted
    San Francisco (8/11)
    thejax, shortlisted
    candiedapple, shortlisted
    Roux, shortlisted
    Gusuke, shortlisted
    calculus, no interview
    halcyon45, upgraded
    Didi, application in
    rikonatanuki, shortlisted
    rikonatanuki's fiance, shortlisted
    squiggles, alternate
    monkey2times, upgraded
    Seattle (7/8)
    Obiwen, shortlisted
    tsugaruzuki, shortlisted
    Pandah, shortlisted
    Shouta, upgraded
    Zina, shortlisted
    kalliea, shortlisted
    thekitkat, shortlisted
    Grimalkin, not accepted
    Washington, DC (12/14)
    AmazedGirl, shortlisted
    Foole, not accepted
    Alexandra, shortlisted
    madininadreamin, upgraded
    AllGunsPoolside, application in
    bananashley, shortlisted
    blendy, upgraded
    ajoyce1975, shortlisted
    Trippetta, upgraded
    tigerlili, shortlisted
    GradyTripp, shortlisted
    jdough, upgraded
    DoctorFedora, shortlisted
    krazie85, upgraded

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    General Stats
    Number of 2008 ITIL JET Applicants: 223
    Number of 2008 ITIL JET Applicants Shortlisted/Upgraded: 173 (6 declined shortlist)
    Total Percentage Shortlisted/Upgraded in 2008: 173/223 = 77.6%

    Alternates and Upgrades (the 2008 upgrades thread)
    Number of 2008 ITIL JET Alternates: 67
    (3 declined alternate position, but are counted in final totals)
    Number of 2008 ITIL JET Alternates Upgraded: 49
    Total Percentage Upgraded in 2008: 49/67 = 73.1%
    (In 2007, this number was 64.5%, which is probably a little more realistic. Still, pretty encouraging.)

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    nice, thanks.

    Too bad I'm still currently one of the 26.9% =/

    According to JET, I still have up to the second week of december, though i'm not going to hold my breath. I've already applied for some local jobs that pay well. Not sure what I'll do if they decide to upgrade me after I've moved on.
    Besides be upset.

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    I don' know if one of those newly upgraded got it, but apperently someone for Saga-ken backed out at the last minute. Got to the airport but never got on the plane. So, there might be one more spot,

    Good luck everyone!

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    Yeah same thing happened in Denver at our PDO, someone jumped ship the night before our departure and left a note under the door of our program coordinator. So if youre from Denver there is a spot open!
    "...it was like nothing I'd ever seen. I mean he didn't stand a chance. Against that kind of post count? Those kind of numbers command respect. They beat those with lower post counts into weeping submission. Fuck David and Goliath, watching it go down was honestly scary. It was like watching a 7 foot body builder walk into a maternity ward with a nuclear bomb strapped to his chest..."

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    Wow! I can't believe they just backed out at the worst possible moment! This is supposed to be the exciting and fun part. Too bad. I wonder if anyone from the Chicago consulate did the same? I wouldn't know since I got to the airport on my own and much MUCH earlier than the rest of the people staying at the hotel the night before.

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    Stick with it this is probably about the time some people will start freaking out... I know I've had some bad moments (not that I would ever leave but..)

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    Yeah...I think the first weeks of school is always the worst. There might be some people jumping ship...

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    nah, the winter is. thats why they try to get you to sign your recontracting papers in november

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