2003 GIA education catalog helps with career paths

People seeking a career in the gem and jewelry industries can find help planning their educational goals with the recently released 2003 Gemological Institute of America Education Catalog.

The 84-page catalog outlines specific career paths available to those with a diploma as a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), Accredited Jewelry Professional (A.J.P.), and Graduate Jeweler (G.J.), or even in the new Applied Jewelry Arts (A.J.A.). The most noteworthy addition to the 2003 catalog is the ten-page section that introduces the new GIA School of Business—the first and only business school created exclusively for the jewelry industry. This section includes detailed descriptions of its four learning modules: Jewelry Business Principles, Jewelry Finance, Merchandising, and U.S. and International Business Law and Trade.

Also featured in catalog is a section on combined diploma programs. Students who choose to combine one or more of the Institute’s diplomas are prepared for a variety of positions in the industry.

In addition, the catalog has information on educational programs offered at GIA’s New York campus and Los Angeles branch, both located in the heart of internationally renowned diamond districts.

For enrollment information, and to receive a free copy of GIA’s new catalog, call 800-421-7250, ext. 4001, or 760-603-4001 outside the U.S. and Canada, e-mail eduinfo@gia.edu, or go to www.gia.edu.