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GIA Announces Career Fair & Open House for Oct. 21

Aug 8, 2011 1:24 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... The annual fall Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Jewelry Career Fair & Open House will be held in Carlsbad, California,  on October  21, 2011. The event serves as an industry recruiting event and  will include panel discussions, career coaching,  classroom workshops and exhibits.

The opening panel session, “Job Success in Today’s Market,” will feature leading industry executives who will offer advice on how to create a successful career path. The panelists include: Matthew A. Runci, president of Jewelers of America; Cathryn Ramirez, group director for Tiffany & Co.; Au-Co Mai, president of; Richard Drucker, president of Gemworld International; and Sara Beth Brown, recent GIA graduate and sales associate with the Breitling Boutique.  Donna Baker, GIA president will moderate the panel discussion.
“Offering this forum for industry leaders to share their insights, knowledge and resources with those looking to enter the gem and jewelry industry or enhance themselves professionally, is extremely important to GIA,” said Kathryn Kimmel, vice president, chief marketing officer and co-founder of GIA Career Fair. “We have a lot of success stories that began with Career Fair and we’re looking forward to getting some new ones started.”

Additional sessions will include “From Design to Finish” and “Creative Careers,” and one-on-one career coaching will be available. Attendees can also participate in classroom workshops and view gem and jewelry exhibits throughout the day. The event runs 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  For more information, visit

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