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GIA Career Fair Returns to Carlsbad

GradingSep 23, 2022

GIA Career Fair Returns to Carlsbad

The Gemological Institute of America also announced plans for events in New York and London in 2023.

Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Institute of America is bringing its career fair back to its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, later this month.

The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

The day starts at 9 a.m. PDT with keynote speaker Mark Buntz, GIA senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Buntz, who worked in sports before transitioning into jewelry, will share his thoughts on what makes a career in the jewelry industry so alluring.

Recruiting for jobs nationwide and career coaching will follow Buntz’s presentation.

GIA has a list on its website of the recruiters scheduled to attend the career fair as well as the openings that are available. 

The day closes at 3:30 p.m. PDT with GIA Vice President of Business Development Richard Pesqueira moderating a panel of industry professionals on the state of the jewelry industry.

Panelists are: Mark Smelzer, chief content executive at Jewelers Mutual; Taylor Burgess, senior vice president of customer experience at Stuller; and Kathy Mizani, senior category manager of fine jewelry at eBay. 

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GIA’s career fair “creates a unique space where you can seek opportunities that match your skills and propel your career,” said GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques. “Whether you have sales, education, IT or bench jewelry skills, there is something for everyone with amazing companies looking for talent.”

GIA held its first career fair in Santa Monica, California, in 1991 and has since expanded with events in India, Las Vegas, London, and New York.

The Sept. 30 career fair will be its first in Carlsbad since the pandemic, and GIA plans to follow with fairs in New York and London next year.

For more information and to register for the Carlsbad event, visit GIA.edu/Career-Fair, and follow @GIANews on Twitter for updates.

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