Thank you for joining Transitions 2023! We hope to see you again next year!

Check out the 2023 Speaker‘s page.

If you missed our Networking Expo, click here to learn more about all of our fantastic Networking Partners!

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 took place on December 9 at the Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington.

Event Schedule


9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
9:10 AM – 9:55 AM
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 11:35 AM
11:40 AM – 12:15 PM
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Check-In Opens
Sign up for Resume Reviews & submit a hardcopy of your resume
Sign up for Profile Photos
Please Note: Appointment times are limited & are reserved on a first come, first served basis
Opportunities Forum Begins – Opening Remarks
Keynote 1: Leveraging Your JET Experience
Keynote 2: What’s Trending w/ Japanese Companies in the US?
USJETAA / JETAA USA Introduction (tentative)
Using your J-Skills (Panel)
Blazing My Own Trail (Panel)
Lunch Break – Please bring a lunch as there are no places within walking distance.
Resume Reviews (by appointment only)
Photo Sessions (by appointment only)
Next Steps for the Future (Panel)
Wrap-up of Opportunities Forum
Networking Expo
Resume Reviews (by appointment only)
Photo Sessions (by appointment only)

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.

Participation in the Transitions event does not guarantee a job.