GIA to Host Annual Career Fair in October

The Gemological Institute of America will host its annual Jewelry Career Fair and open house on Oct. 5 in Carlsbad, Calif.

More than 25 gem and jewelry companies, including Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers, Montblanc, Tiffany & Co., and Zale Corporation are expected to attend the event.

The fair will feature hiring opportunities, career coaching, and panel presentations from leaders in the industry. A schedule of the panel, which will be hosted at GIA’s Carlsbad campus, includes:

  • “Job Success in Today’s Market” moderated by Donna Baker, GIA’s president and CEO; 8:45 a.m.­–10 a.m.
  • “From Design to Finish” moderated by Mark Mann, GIA’s director of global jewelry manufacturing arts; 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • “Creative Careers” moderated by Mark Smelzer, publisher of JCK magazine and JCKonline.com; 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Those interested in attending the free event are encouraged to RSVP online.