Location: GIA World Headquarters, Carlsbad, California
Come spend the afternoon at GIA's Career Fair, and be prepared to leave inspired and empowered. You'll have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from more than 30 gem and jewelry companies like Tiffany & Co., Ben Bridge, Mark Schneider, Sterling Jewelers, and Zales. Listen to industry VIPs share their insights on the gem and jewelry industry and participate in a career coaching session. The few hours you invest can translate into a future full of opportunities. Career Fair is free for general attendees
WHAT TO EXPECT
Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Learn from opening panel of gem and jewelry industry leaders.
- Meet with recruiters promoting open job positions.
- Consult with a career coach from a variety of industry sectors and profession.
- Network with representative of prominent gem and jewelry companies, industry professionals, GIA Carlsbad staff and other attendees.
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sign up for Career Coaching
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Welcome & Keynote Address
Kimberly Overlin, Dean of Students, GIA
Susan Jacques, President and CEO, GIA
Mark Buntz, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, GIA
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Snack Break
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Recruiting
11:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Career Coaching
Make appointments from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Classroom Demonstrations
Jewelry Research and Production
Online Education Student Workroom
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Snack Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. State of the Industry Panel Discussion
Mark Smelzer – Chief Content Executive, Jewelers Mutual
Taylor Burgess – Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, Stuller
- Kathy Mizani – Head of Jewelry, eBay
Moderator: Richard Pesqueira – Vice President of Business Development in North America and Brands, GIA
All Day – Industry Association Information
3:30 p.m. Career Fair Concludes