Boston Public Library Career Open House

NEJETAA will be hosting a Career Workshop on Nov. 14 but we would like to share some of the great career related events the Boston Public Library is hosting. First is a career services open house on Sept. 29 followed by several free training sessions each week in October. 

Hope these resources are useful!
Your NEJETAA Board


The Boston Public Library will host a career services open house at the Central Library in Copley Square on Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The open house is for job seekers, those considering a change in career, and anyone interested in learning about free, career-related resources available through the Boston Public Library (BPL). The Central Library in Copley Square is located at 700 Boylston Street.

 On September 29, visitors to the BPL’s Kirstein Business Library, located on the concourse level of the Central Library, can attend hourly demonstrations of job-seeker tools including the online resource “Career Transitions,” created by Gale/Cengage Learning and available to all Boston Public Library card holders. The schedule of demonstrations in the Kirstein Business Library on Saturday, September 29, is as follows:

11 a.m. – Job Searching Using Career Transitions
12 p.m. – Create Your Resume Using Career Transitions
1 p.m. – Interviewing Well
2 p.m. – Creating a LinkedIn Account
3 p.m. –   Job Searching Using Career Transitions

In addition to the hourly demonstrations on September 29, Merri Lavine of Artful Resume Service will be on hand 12 – 3 p.m. in order to review resumes with individuals. Ms. Lavine will schedule 20-minute resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Please visit their page here for more information. 


The Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-five branches, a literacy center, map center, business library, neighborhood-based services in the Tierney Learning Center, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning.

September Happy Hour

Our next Happy Hour will be at our usual place. We’re looking forward to meeting our new alumni!
Please join us at 5:45 pm for drinks and NEJETAA-provided snacks at McCormick’s and Schmick’s in the Park Plaza Hotel, near Arlington T station on the Green Line. Also note that the Happy Hour menu specials end at 6.30pm. 
Send your RSVPs to Jay our VP! vicepres at nejetaa dot com  
What: Happy Hour
When: Thursday, Sept. 27th @ 5:45pm

Boston Career Forum

Boston Career Forum – Japanese-English Bilingual Job Fair
For the past 25 years, DISCO International, Inc. in New York City, a human resources firm specializing in career services for Japanese-English bilingual students and mid-career professionals, have held the world’s largest bilingual job fairs in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and London, as well as provided career information to more than 85,000 registrants via our website, CareerForum.Net . Our most widely attended job fair, the Boston Career Forum, with 5,000 participants annually, has become the standard pinnacle for Japanese-English bilinguals seeking international careers.
Our biggest job fair, the Boston Career Forum, will be held in Boston on Oct. 19 – 21, 2012. We currently have 177 companies already signed up to participate.
Oct. 19 – 21, 2012
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Unlike other job fairs, companies will be holding one-on-one interviews with candidates at their booths. Not just HR representatives, but hiring managers and directors will also be conducting interviews. Companies will be aggressively recruiting candidates for full-time and summer internship. Some companies have given on-site offers by the end of the event. The Career Forum is open to anyone with Japanese-English bilingual skills (at minimum conversation level in both languages).

College student internship

NEJETAA received the following opportunity. Please send it on if you know a good candidate for this role.
Position: Cleantech Business Development Fellow (10 – 20 hrs/wk through December)
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is looking for an intern that can work 10-20 hours per week through December 31, 2012. The position is for someone who can help identify and reach out to cleantech targets, executives, and government officials in Japan, China and Hong Kong for a potential government trip this fall. Mandarin Skills is preferred. Work could be done remotely with 1-2x weekly meetings at our office. Pay is $10/hr.
Resumes should be sent to skreis at masscec dot com

Our Condolences – Ambassador Nishimiya

The NEJETAA Executive Board wishes to express our deepest sympathies regarding the passing of Ambassador Nishimya.
Please see the message by JETAA USA below, originally posted on their website here.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the news of the passing of Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya in Japan.  Ambassador Nishimiya was the former Consul-General of New York and had recently been named as the new Ambassador of Japan to China.
Delegates to the 2010 JETAA USA National Conference in New York might remember how actively involved the Ambassador was in that conference and what a great supporter of the JET Program and JETAA he was during the difficult times of the JET Threat.  The Ambassador was always there for JETAA offering guidance, advice and encouragement.  This is truly a great loss for Japan and the world.
We’d like to express our sincere condolences to the Nishimiya family and his friends around the world.
~~JETAA USA Country Representatives

September General Meeting

Happy September Minna! 
Autumn is just over the horizon and I hope we have fine weather for tsukimi to look forward to on the 30th. Just before the seasonal shift, NEJETAA is having its bimonthly General Meeting and we have a new location! On Wednesday, September 19th we will be meeting at the Eastern Bank in Harvard Square near the Brattle Theater. Our agenda includes discussing the National Conference, Membership and funding updates, our upcoming Happy Hour, Welcome Back gathering for returning JETs, and the much anticipated Career Workshop! 
What: NEJETAA General Meeting (agenda here)
When: Wednesday September 19th, 6:00 pm
Where: Eastern Bank Community Room at 1 Brattle Square in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA (map)
I hope you will join us for some snacks and to give your input about past and future events! Please send any questions and RSVP to Trish at treasurer nejetaa dot com.
Social Chair