Find Your Dream Job at GIA's Career Fair
By Ashley Bailey , Tuesday, July 03, 2007
From GIA, Carlsbad, Calif. – Are you passionate about jewelry and thinking about a career in the industry? Then don’t miss the upcoming GIA Jewelry Career Fair on July 27 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Career Fair is considered the industry’s premiere recruiting event and can get you up-close and personal access to high-profile companies, leading industry experts and even, ultimately – a profession in the jewelry industry.
Besides having the opportunity to interview with top employers, attendees also get to meet, listen, and learn from some of the industry’s most prestigious individuals through workshops, panel discussions, and career coaching sessions.
Many past Career Fair attendees have successfully found employment through the event.
Sumeet Chordia—a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), Graduate Jeweler (G.J.), Applied Jewelry Arts (A.J.A.), and who also holds a Jeweler Business Management diploma (J.B.M.)— attended a previous Career Fair and met with a Tiffany & Co. executive, a meetingthat eventually led to a position for him there. Chordia believes Career Fair was instrumental in finding that first major job upon which he’s basing his career.He is now an apprentice for a high-end jeweler, Zonnie Shiek, in New York.
“The GIA Career Fair is the best platform for individuals interested in the jewelry industry,” said Chordia. “It brings together a variety of personalities and opportunities all in one setting. It gets the career process moving and makes job seekers aware of what's out there and where they want to go. Everyone seeking a career in the jewelry industry should attend Career Fair.”
Paty Mejorado, an Applied Jewelry Arts (A.J.A.) and Graduate Jeweler (G.J.), attended a previous Career Fair and found her present employer through the event. She is now a gemstone buyer for Los Angeles-based Star Ring andcredits Career Fair forleading her to this role.
Mejorado explained, “My Career Fair experience came full-circle, as I not only found a career I am passionate about, but I walked away finding the most fitting professional role based on my skills and talents. I believe that because I attended Career Fair, I found my dream job.”
In addition to the July 27 event being held in New York City, Career Fair will also be held on Oct. 19 at GIA’s Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, Calif. Like New York, the Carlsbad event will feature career coaching in addition to panel sessions and recruiting opportunities.
Job seekers can visit GIA Career Fair for more information, or call GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100. Admission for job seekers is free. Employers who wish to recruit at Career Fair can call 800-421-7250, ext. 4195.
GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jew
elers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The prime sponsor for the New York Career Fair is The Nielsen Jewelry Group, and the prime sponsor of the Carlsbad event is the JCK International Publishing Group.
An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemological education available. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. GIA can be found on the web at http://www.gia.edu/
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