CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Picture it: The jewelry
trade's most prominent employers meeting with qualified job applicants.
Dozens of the industry's leaders volunteering time to mentor enthusiastic
job seekers. Seminars with expert panelists sharing advice on how to turn a
love of jewelry into a successful career. For job seekers, what could be
At GIA's 2006 West Coast Jewelry Career Fair, that is exactly what
students, seasoned professionals, and entry-level job seekers will find.
On Oct. 27, Career Fair attendees can explore jewelry career options as
diverse as designing, retailing, marketing, and laboratory work with
companies such as Tiffany & Co., Whitehall Jewelers, Zale Corp., and
Besides bringing job seekers and recruiters together, GIA's Career Fair
even has something for those looking to launch their own businesses.
Aspiring entrepreneurs in the jewelry industry will learn how to turn their
dreams into reality during the discussion on "Starting Your Own Business."
At this seminar, Kazanjian Bros' Michael Kazanjian, eBay's Christopher
Spencer, the San Diego Gemological Laboratory's Thom Underwood, and Steve
Mindel from the law firm of Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt, Klein, & Kline will
share their knowledge of the legal and financial hurdles of starting a
business. They will also discuss how to prepare for life as an entrepreneur
in the jewelry industry.
"Career Fair has the ability to showcase not only exciting jewelry
career opportunities, but also the incredible camaraderie and professional
support that's so unique to our industry," said Kathryn Kimmel, vice
president of Marketing and Public Relations and founder of Career Fair.
"Whether through the recruiting sessions, seminars and workshops, or
one-on-one career coaching, attendees are sure to come away with a fuller
appreciation of what the jewelry industry is all about."
Career Fair was founded 16 years ago by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat
Club of Southern California. The JCK Publishing Group and The Jewelers 24
Karat Club of Southern California are the prime sponsors for GIA's West
Coast Career Fair.
To learn more about Career Fair, visit http://www.careerfair.gia.edu.
Job seekers can also call the GIA Jewelry Career Fair hotline at
800-421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-mail Careerfair@gia.edu. Employers who wish
to set up a recruiting table may contact Dani Oliver, GIA Career Services
manager, at 800-421-7250, ext. 4195, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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(TM) 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
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SOURCE Gemological Institute of America