GIA Announces Dates for Career Fair

GIA’s Career Fair will be held July 27 in New York City and Oct. 19th in Carlsbad, Calif.

Career Fair is a showcase of unique employment opportunities specifically for the gem and jewelry industry. More than a job fair, this one-day event allows jewelry industry leaders to share strategies on how to get and keep a career in the jewelry industry, talk about what employers need in job applicants, and share their secrets for success.

The New York event will kickoff with the “Working to Win” panel—a discussion held with some of the gem and jewelry business’s most successful and influential executives. Led by GIA Chairman Ralph Destino, the panel includes Hoda Esphahani, president of SAFDICO; John Green, president and CEO of Lux Bond & Green; Lowell Kwiat, president of Kwiat, Inc.; and Catherine Coquillard, vice president of Merchandising Jewelry at QVC.

Employers interested in recruiting and job seekers can contact GIA’s Career Services office at 800-421-7250, ext. 4195, or e-mail Dani Oliver at danioliver@gia.edu. Job seekers can also call GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-mail careerfair@gia.edu.