Jewelry designer David Yurman, manufacturing executive Ann Arnold, retailer Lex Graham and Christie's jewelry department head, Rahul Kadakia, will be panelists at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Jewelry Career Fair on July 30 in New York.
Donna Baker, GIA's president, will moderate the panel titled: Job Success in Today’s Market. Panelists Yurman, founder of David Yurman Inc., Arnold, the chief executive of Lieberfarb, Graham, a recent GIA graduate from jeweler Betteridge along with Kadakia will discuss the jewelry business today and provide advice for graduates and newcomers. Later in the day, Paola DeLuca, the creative director of Trend Vision Jewellery + Forecasting, will present her findings on the socio-cultural phenomena of jewelry.
“Career fair is a rare opportunity for people interested in a career in this dynamic industry to hear from seasoned leaders and new professionals – from David Yurman to a recent GIA grad paving his own way in retail,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA's vice president and co-founder of the GIA Career Fair. “There are many opportunities right now in gems and jewelry, which is why we are back in New York. We encourage anyone with an interest and passion --no matter their background-- to explore their options at career fair.”
GIA Career Fair attendees will also have an opportunity to meet with job recruiters, attend an expert session on jewelry trends, and spend one-on-one time with volunteer career coaches. It will be the first time since 2008 that GIA is hosting the event in Manhattan. Anyone interested in attending is urged to RSVP prior to the event.
GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 30 at the Javits Center. Recruiting will occur from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by JA New York. Visit www.careerfair.gia.edu for more information.