The JETAA Tokyo Chapter is happy to announce the kick-off of its 2012-2013 Mentor Program starting February 2013.
The purpose of the program is to provide current JETs and new alumni with a resource for developing their careers in Tokyo. We are looking for mentors from all walks of life with (in principle) five years work experience post-JET and two years in Tokyo. This is a chance for you to build your own resume and leadership skills while giving back to the JET community. As a mentor, we would expect the following contributions:
- Monthly contact with your mentee through face-to-face meetings, telephone, Skype, email, etc.
- Advice and suggestions on researching career opportunities in Tokyo
- Feedback on job search materials (resume, rirekisho, letters of recommendation, etc.)
- If possible, attendance to the JETAA Tokyo Mentor Program Kick-off in February/March (TBD) and the Program Finale in June/July (TBA)
If you think other resources would benefit your mentee, we encourage you to offer those as you see fit. Please note that you will NOT be expected to offer internships to your mentee. The deadline for mentor sign-ups is February 28th, 2013. We plan to assign mentors and mentees within two weeks of that date.
***Your personal information will not be used for any purpose other than the administration of the Mentor Program.***