Life After JET – A Conversation with Irish JET Programme Alumni

Are you a current JET participant who is preparing for the next step in your career?


Join us for an exclusive webinar on Thursday April 25th, focusing on the challenges of choosing a career path post-JET. We will invite 7 Irish JET Alumni working in a variety of fields, and at various stages in their careers, to share their stories and take questions from our audience. This will be followed by an informal networking event using randomised breakout rooms, providing a chance for all participants at the event to meet each other and the IJCC community. 


What is the JET Programme

Founded in 1987 and sponsored by the Japanese government, the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme invites young people to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. JET participants gain hands-on experience working in close relations with local communities and residents through schools and municipal bodies in Japan. Since 1987, more than 77,000 people from 77 countries have participated in JET. There are currently 5,831 participants including 112 from Ireland. See here for more information.


To companies who are hiring

We encourage any companies with open positions or job opportunities to attend and engage with the future leaders in Japan-Ireland relations and business. Alternatively, please contact us and we can discuss the options to communicate any job openings at the event.

This is a great opportunity for students, JET alumni, those on a working holiday visa, and anyone wishing to develop their network with a view to taking the next step in their career.

Please note that the main purpose of this event is networking and that each JET participant’s employment situation may differ.



Ronan Miyachi – Project Coordinator, Intralink 

Grace Walsh – Translator & Editor, Corporate Communications 

Patrick Brophy - Institutional Research & Data Analysis Officer, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology 

Susan Lawlor – Business Director, Dentsu Inc. 

Jonathan Kelly – Market Executive, Enterprise Ireland

Erika Sucuangco – Intelligence Analyst, Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

Derek Moore – Translator/Interpreter, Johnson & Johnson Vision



This is an open event to members and non-members. Please register here by Wednesday, April 24 (17:00). A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees after the registration deadline.


Event Details

  • Apr 25th 2024
    Register by Apr 24th 2024
  • 19:00
  • Online via Zoom
  • Free