Transitions 2020 is virtual!
See the schedule below.

Transitions: Opportunities Forum & Networking Expo is the annual career and networking event organized by the Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association (PNWJETAA). This year, the event is co-hosted by the U.S. JET Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) to expand Transitions beyond the Pacific Northwest and welcome alumni from other chapters. The event is co-sponsored by The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA).

Transitions is one of PNWJETAA’s biggest events and draws from the experiences of hundreds of JET alumni and members of our community. Whether you are a new returnee or you’ve been back for a few years, it’s our goal to help you explore your options and plan your next steps, regardless of the path you choose to pursue!

While this event is specifically for JET alumni, it’s open to anyone who wishes to attend. As a JET Alumni-produced event, it provides the unique opportunity for individuals who wish to learn more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program or organizations doing work related to the Japan-America community.

Thank you Emily Frank for offering a free course titled “The Career Quick Start” to all registrants!


Descriptions can be found on the “Schedule” page.
Or, click on the title of each session to be taken to that session’s page!

Opening Keynote & Networking (1.5 hrs)Sunday,
September 20th,
5:30PM PDT
Resume and Job Planning in COVID19 (1 hr)Monday,
September 21st,
5:30PM PDT
Jobs & Opportunities Japanese Language (1 hr)Tuesday,
September 22nd,
5:30PM PDT
Graduate Education & JET Alumni Scholarship Opportunities (1.5 hrs)Wednesday,
September 23rd,
5:30PM PDT
U.S.-Japan Jobs: Diversity and Inclusion in the Pipeline (1 hr)Thursday,
September 24th,
5:30PM PDT
LinkedIn Know Hows (1 hr)Friday,
September 25th,
5:30PM PDT
Mentoring Sessions (1 hr)Saturday,
September 26th,
11:00AM & 2:00PM PDT
Closing Remarks & Industry Networking Happy Hour (1 hr)Saturday,
September 26th,
5:30PM PDT

Participation in Transitions: Opportunities Forum & Networking Expo does not guarantee a job.