The JET Alumni Association along with the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim and Master of Arts in Asia and Pacific Studies (MAPS) Program will host a Career and Networking Forum. JET Alumni from all fields, MAPS graduates, and undergraduates from fields related to Asia Pacific Studies are invited to attend the event, network with their peers and meet organizations looking for employees, interns and volunteers.
Organizations looking for employees, interns or volunteers are invited to host a table at the event.
- 4:45pm - Doors Open
- 5:00pm - Keynote Speakers
- 7:00pm - Event Ends
The JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) represents the nearly 3,000 former participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program who now live in Northern California and Nevada. JETAANC continues the mission of the JET Program to foster foreign language education and grass-roots internationalization. The organization works closely with the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco as well as other Japan related local organizations. All JET Alumni have at least a bachelor's degree; many have graduate degrees as well as experience working in many different industries.
The University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim is a leader in bridging the Pacific through programs that promote understanding, cooperation and cultural exchange. The Center for the Pacific Rim promotes and fosters research and teaching through symposia, conferences, public programs, fellowships, a chinese studies research group and a visiting scholars program. The Center for the Pacific Rim oversees and is the primary administrative office for the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS), The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History and Asia Perspectives.
The Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program at the University of San Francisco provides students with cultural competency and knowledge of the Asia Pacific region. Highlighting the area's rich history and diverse cultures, this innovative, interdisciplinary program allows students to grow intellectually and realize their future goals. The MAPS Program prepares students for a variety of careers, including those in the public and non-profit sectors, international education, foreign service and business.
When & Where
Cerell Terese Rivera
Cerell worked as an ALT in Asahikawa, Hokkaido from 1998 – 2001. In addition to working at a regional board of education, Cerell visited 35 high schools and 6 special needs schools in the Kamikawa district. She was president of the JETAANC from 2005-2006 and has been a JETAANC Board member since 2014.
Cerell has a 15-year record of accomplishment successfully garnering financial support and public endorsements from thought leaders in different organizations and across all levels of government. Strong relationship building and influencing skills have enabled Cerell to develop high-profile public, private, and nonprofit collaborations resulting in multi-million dollar engagements. Among her most notable accomplishments, Cerell created philanthropic and social change campaigns that generated in excess of $7mm USD in new public benefits. Under the auspice of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Cerell designed and managed the State of Hawai‘i’s Weatherization Assistance Programs that helped more than 550 middle- and low-income households save on monthly energy bills and reduce green house gas emissions. Most recently, Cerell worked with the Operations team at Smart Wire Grid to produce innovative technology solutions for the electric utility industry. Cerell has a history of successfully managing projects, translating strategic thinking into action, and moving cross-functional teams to desired outcomes.