New York Career Coaching





Having a face-to-face conversation with an industry veteran is an opportunity to get career advice that empowers. We’ll pair you with a coach who most closely matches your area of interest. You’ll have 15 minutes to ask questions, get advice, and insights.

The information below is from our last event. Please check back two to three months prior to next event for updated details regarding the upcoming Career Fair.

Appraising

Gail Brett Levine
Executive Director
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

David Rotenberg
President
David Craig Jewelers

Questions to ask:
  • What do appraisers do?
  • How do I become an appraiser?
  • What is a career path for an appraiser?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?

Business Start Up and Entrepreneurship

Ann Arnold
Chief Strategy Officer
Buyers Intelligence Group (BIG)

Terry Chandler
President/CEO
Diamond Council of America

Questions to ask:
  • How do I start my own business?
  • What do I need to start a business, business plan, insurance, and inventory?
  • What are the challenges of starting a business?
  • How do I market my business?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?


Career Information

Howard Hauben
CEO
Centurion Shows and H2 Events

Dan Kisch
Group Publisher
SmartWork Media

Sue Ann Newberg
Senior Vice President of Merchandising
John Hardy

Questions to ask:
  • What kinds of opportunities are available in the gem and jewelry industry?
  • How do I get started?
  • Advancement possibilities?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?

Career Insights from a New Professional

David Bosakewich
Loan Officer
New York Loan Company

Questions to ask:
  • What kinds of opportunities are available in the gem and jewelry industry?
  • How do I get started?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?


Colored Stones

Danielle Barber
Creative Director
Suna Bros., Inc.

Candace Edelman
Chief Operating Officer
Alex Sepkus, Inc.

Questions to ask:
  • What are career opportunities in the colored stone sector?
  • What are good sources for colored stones?
  • How do you market colored stones?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?

Design

Myriam Gumuchian
Owner/Vice President
Gumuchian

Ilaria Lanzoni
Design Director
Hearts On Fire

Lisa Nikfarjam
President
Lisa Nik

Questions to ask:
  • How do I sell and market my designs?
  • Should I work for myself or for a design house?
  • What is product placement, and what is its value?
  • How do I find out what’s hot in design?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?

Diamonds

Jeffrey Fischer
President
Fischer Diamonds, Inc.

Ronnie Vanderlinden
President
Diamex Inc.

Questions to ask:
  • What are some industry issues? Like treatments and trends?
  • How is the wholesale diamond market different from the retail market?
  • How do I get started in the diamond industry?
  • What career opportunities are in the diamond industry?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?

Manufacturing

Ed Petersen
Production Manager and Product Development
Kwiat, Inc. and Fred Leighton

Questions to ask:
  • What are the job opportunities in manufacturing?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of working in a large/small manufacturer?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?

Marketing and PR

Rick Bannerot
Advertising & Marketing Consultant
S&B Partners

Peggy Jo Donahue
Owner
DONAHUE COMMUNICATONS

Questions to ask:
  • How do I get started in the marketing/PR business?
  • How does product placement work?
  • How do I look for a marketing/PR person?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?

Networking for Business

Amy Curran
Merchandise Manager
Fortunoff Jewelry

Barbara Wheat
Executive Vice President
Natural Color Diamond Association

Questions to ask:
  • What organizations should I join?
  • How important is networking?
  • How important is education and training?

Retail

Bari Granowsky
Director, Global Curriculum
Tiffany & Co.

Marc Green
Co-Owner
Lux Bond & Green

Scott Udell
Vice President
London Jewelers


Questions to ask:

  • What is the difference between working in a chain store/independent jeweler?
  • What working hours should I expect to work?
  • Can you share tips for working with consumers?
  • What kind of education and training do I need?

Social Media for Business

Cindy Chandler
Consultant
Diamond Council of America

Questions to ask:

  • How do I build my brand on social media?
  • What are best practices for social media marketing?
  • How important is social media?

GIA Career Fair

For more information call
800 421 7250 ext 4100
or email careerfair@gia.edu

Register

New York Career Fair July 24, 2017

GIA Jewelry Career Fair brings together industry employers and professionally trained talent.

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