‘Working to Win’ Panel at Career Fair

The Gemological Institute of America has announced that its 18th Jewelry Career Fair in New York will be July 25, at the Jacob Javits Center.

The event brings together the jewelry industry’s most distinguished leaders, influential executives, and visionaries to successfully bridge the gap between leading companies looking for resources and talented individuals seeking a profession in jewelry.

This year’s event will start with a “Working to Win” panel designed to give attendees exclusive insight on what it takes to be a success in the gem industry.

Panelists include:

Ralph Destino, chairman of GIA (moderator)
Steven Lagos, designer and CEO of LAGOS
Susan Jacques, president and CEO of Borsheims
Rahul Kadakia, senior vice president, head of department of Christie’s Americas
Ann Arnold, vice president and CFO of Lieberfarb
“This year’s speakers and panelists represent the highest caliber of the most prominent executives who are at the forefront of the jewelry industry. For job seekers to be given the opportunity to meet these internationally recognized individuals all at one time and in one place, is quite extraordinary. Anyone interested in the jewelry industry should attend this event.”

In addition to recruiters representing leading companies like Tiffany & Co. and Jewelry Television, the full-day event provides attendees with a comprehensive jewelry career agenda that includes career coaching sessions, immigration law workshop, jewelry design panel and a “marketing yourself for success” panel.

Rahul Kadakia, a G.G. and senior vice president for Christie’s is one of the ‘Working to Win’ panelists who received his position with the famous auction house through attending the GIA Jewelry Career Fair in 1996.

The GIA Jewelry Career Fair in New York will be open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The fair is free and open to those interested in a career in jewelry.

Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The Nielsen Jewelry Group is the prime sponsor of the New York Career Fair.

Employers interested in recruiting can contact GIA’s Career Services office at 800-421-7250, ext. 4195, or e-mail Dani Oliver at dani.oliver@gia.edu.

Job seekers can call GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-mail at careerfair@gia.edu. For more information visit, www.careerfair.gia.edu.