a merkypie in japan

Seven days till my interview!

Up until around Saturday, I was feeling pretty confident. I knew what JET was about, I knew why I wanted to go to Japan, why JET, and other things that could possibly be asked. Yet, I started having doubts. Not only that, Sunday, yesterday, I freaked out thinking I was going to be rejected. I actually dreamt I got an email basically saying thanks but no thanks.

Now, of course, I didn’t freak¬†out. But it did scare me. It would suck to get that email. Alternate is bad, especially leaving out of a small consulate, but rejection is worst.

My mind has been swirling with interview questions and answers. If they ask this then I say this. If they ask that then I will say this. The key thing I need to push is cultural exchange, teaching and learning. Especially since I’m not a teacher, I need to emphasize that I’m there to learn and grow from the experience.

Basically, its coming down to whatever I wrote in my SOP, I basically need to repeat it in my interview. In terms of what JET can do for me and what I can do for JET. Then just master all the situational questions, like, what do you do if there’s a rowdy student in your class.

Well, confer with my JTE. I’m only the assistant language teacher, it is not my classroom to run.

etc, etc.

My biggest wish is to get early departure, but if not, then hello July. My parents want me to leave in July not April. But April would be so much more beneficial to my current situation.