GIA Carlsbad Jewelry Career Fair is Oct. 22

The Gemological Institute of America’s Jewelry Career Fair and Open House will be held at the Institute’s Carlsbad world headquarters on Oct. 22.

The agenda will include panel discussions, career coaching, on-site recruiting, classroom workshops and exhibits.

The opening panel session “Job Success in Today’s Market,” will include top industry executives offering their expertise on how to create a successful career path. The panelists include: Alan Bell, managing director of The Bell Group, Inc., dba Rio Grande; Douglas Kazanjian, CEO of Kazanjian Bros, Inc.; David Pomije, CEO of Top Hat, Inc.; and Mark Smelzer, publisher of JCK magazine and Donna Baker, GIA president and CEO, will moderate.

Additional sessions will include “From Design to Finish” and “Creative Careers.” One-on-one career coaching will also be available. Attendees can also experience classroom workshops and gem and jewelry exhibits throughout the day.

GIA Career Fair and Open House is on Oct. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Carlsbad.

Employers who would like to recruit at this year’s Career Fair may visit the online registration form, contact GIA’s Career Services office at (800) 421-7250, ext. 4093, or e-mail

Job seekers may call GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at (800) 421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-mail at

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