GIA Debuts ‘Mini’ Jewelry Career Fair at JCK Las Vegas

GIA Jewelry Career Fair logoThe Gemological Institute of America will debut a GIA “Mini” Jewelry Career Fair, May 31 during JCK Las Vegas.

The “mini” career fair, sponsored by JCK Events, will be a condensed version of the Institute’s career coaching and job search events that have helped place job candidates in the jewelry industry for the last 18 years. It will focus on how to thrive in a challenging economy.

It will include a “Working to Win” panel with some of the industry’s top executives and career coaching sessions with business leaders providing advice in various subject areas, including resume review, career information, design, networking, entrepreneurship and starting your own business. Although there will be no on-site recruiting, GIA will provide information on the career opportunities being offered by show exhibitors and buyers.

“This is an especially critical time for GIA to provide its services and network of industry leaders in support of those pursuing a career in gems and jewelry,” said Kathryn Kimmel, vice president, chief marketing officer, and founder of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair. “Whether attending this event as a first-time job seeker or as a seasoned professional looking to re-invent themselves, this event will provide invaluable information.”

The mini career fair will be held May 31 from 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m., with the doors opening at 9:30 a.m. for career coaching sign-ups. It will take place at the Venetian Conference Center in the Zeno Room 4701-47. The event is free and open to all with no advance registration or badge required.

Though no show badge is needed to attend the event, a badge is required to attend JCK Las Vegas. Students interested in being admitted to the JCK Show must register by May 15 with GIA Career Services at or call (800) 421-7250 ext. 4100. Non-students interested in admittance to the show can e-mail Danielle Aposhian of JCK Events at or call (203) 840-5837. For more information on the event, call (800) 421-7250 ext. 4100 or e-mail

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