Hey JET hopefuls!
I have been busy this week helping out with interviews! I am, of course, not allowed to divulge much, but I WILL say that I had a great time and it was surprisingly tiring.
It was very interesting seeing the range of applicants who came through the consulate. It was great to see that JET appeals to such a wide, diverse range of people. I think that speaks to the success of this cross-cultural program and it’s no wonder it’s been around for 27 years.
I saw loud people and quiet people. Confident people and nervous people. Really cool people who I would want to party with and a few that I would rather avoid. I saw applicants who I thought would be great on the program; and those who I thought would…not be so great on the progam.
But for those of you who’ve interviewed, it’s done! You can breathe easier and relax a bit!
From here on out, it’s just as the title says: Hurry Up and Wait. Results will be out in April sometime. My advice is to put it out of your mind and focus on enjoying life. But, of course, it’s easier said than done.
Have you already had yours? If so, how did it go? Nervous? Confident? Unsure? I’d love to hear from JET applicants who have already had their interviews. How was your panel? Did they grill you on stuff? Were they nice? Did you cry? Hopefully not!
Thanks again to all of you who have read my ramblings about the JET Program. I hope I’ve been able to assist some of you. When placement results come out, I’ll most likely do another post about what to expect!