Mar 01, 2023

GIA’s Career Fair Returns To New York

Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA’s) Career Fair, an event organised by the institute for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the gems and jewellery industry, will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on 13th March from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

This unique event offers inspiration and opportunity by hearing from motivating keynote speaker Jordan Harbinger, an insightful panel on the State of the Industry, connecting directly with recruiters and receiving one-on-one career coaching.

Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO, said, “Career Fair – Powered by GIA is the premier event for finding success in the gem and jewellery industry. Jewellery is a fun and emotional industry and a very personal business. Career Fair is the place for face-to-face meetings with recruiters looking to hire right now and industry professionals ready to offer their insights as they seek new positions within the trade.”

Keynote speaker Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk-show host whose dynamic expertise landed The Jordan Harbinger Show as Apple Podcast's “Best of 2018.” He deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people and shares their strategies, perspectives, and practical insights, earning five million downloads per month.

During the State of the Industry panel, gem and jewellery leaders will cover hot topics and trends. Get real-life insights from Marty Hurwitz, CEO and Founder of THE MVEye; Johanna Levy, Vice President of environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs at GIA; and David Berdugo, Chief Operating Officer at and

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with recruiters who are hiring for positions from entry-level to management in buying, social media, gemmology, jewellery manufacturing and repair, jewellery design, marketing, sales, IT and beyond. They can also connect with brands such as Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Brilliant Earth, Diamonds Direct, De Beers and more.

The GIA Career Fair will be held in Carlsbad and London later in 2023. GIA hosted its first Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. Since then, the event has expanded, linking gem and jewellery companies with future employees at more than 70 events in California, India, Las Vegas, London and New York.

Career Fair keynote speaker Jordan Harbinger.