Career Fair Powered by GIA on October 6

Oct 04, 2023

GIA (Gemological Institute of America), a pioneer in gemological research, education, and laboratory services, is set to host Career Fair Powered by GIA on Friday, October 6, at the Institute’s World Headquarters in Carlsbad, California. Attendees can anticipate an enriching experience filled with career guidance, inspiring conversation, and invaluable networking opportunities with leading industry recruiters.

“This event offers a dynamic space to explore opportunities that align with your passion and expertise and discover what makes a career in this industry so fulfilling. The connections forged with career coaches, recruiters, industry leaders, and fellow attendees can be transformative for career advancement,” said Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO.

Keynote speaker Jordan Harbinger, a Wall Street lawyer turned acclaimed talk show host, brings a distinctive perspective to the event. Known for his successful podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show, he deconstructs the strategies of highly successful individuals to learn practical insights.

In addition to the captivating keynote, attendees can gain deeper insights into the jewelry industry and market trends through the engaging State of The Industry-panel discussion featuring esteemed industry experts, 1: Johanna Levy – Vice President of Environmental, Social and Governance Programs, GIA, 2: Marty Hurwitz – CEO and Founder, THE MVEye, 3: Angela Hope – Vice President of Merchandise, Ben Bridge Jeweler & Moderator Mark Smelzer – Vice President, Content, Jewelers Mutual Group.

This special day provides a rare opportunity for the public to explore GIA’s educational offerings and witness live demonstrations in Bench Jewelry, Computer-Aided Design, Gemology, Jewelry Design, Research, and Production. Attendees can also learn about GIA’s Alumni Collective Continuing Education seminar offerings and take advantage of complimentary professional headshots. Whether your skills lie in sales, education, IT, or bench jewelry, there’s an opportunity awaiting you with exceptional companies seeking talent.

Admission is free and open to the public on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 from 9:30am to 3:30pm PDT at GIA’s World Headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. For more information and to register, visit GIA website. The continuously growing list of recruiters and career openings are also available on GIA website.

Career Fair – Powered by GIA, will also be held in New York and London in 2024. GIA hosted its first Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. Since then, the event has expanded, linking gem and jewelry companies with future employees at more than 68 events in California, India, Las Vegas, London and New York.

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