Gem Junkies

Education with GIA

February 14, 2020 Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth. Season 3 Episode 4
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Education with GIA
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Gem Junkies
Education with GIA
Feb 14, 2020 Season 3 Episode 4
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.

 

We regularly get asked, “What can I do with a GG? How do I obtain a GG?”  We went straight to the source and sat down with Kimberly Overlin, the Dean of Students from GIA.  We discuss the nuts and bolts about GIA (Gemological Institute of America), what it offers to students and review career paths that one can obtain.

(Recording took place on the show floor of the AGTA Gem Fair.  Some of the background noise was able to get reduce but not fully eliminated.)

 

00:00:00              Losing an episode

00:27:00              Live from the AGTA with Kimberly Overlin from GIA

01:09:00              Tell us a little bit about you and what you do for GIA?

02:44:00              You got your degree and then what?

03:41:00              The unique part of GIA

04:-2:00               When did you start working for GIA

05:11:00              No family background associated to jewelry and paving a path

05:53:00              Education being key

06:27:00              How does one learn/access more information about GIA

07:05:00              Opportunities for scholarship and financial aid

08:24:00              How to search for scholarships through GIA

09:08:00              Campuses

10:47:00              How did you get from recruitment to Dean of Students

12:34:00              Take us through your day

14:08:00              Carlsbad being a different type of campus

14:29:00              What are the career paths that you’ve seen happen?

19:08:00              What was your first memory of a piece of jewelry or gemstone?

23:34:00              Getting your GG through distance education

27:03:00              Why and how did GIA get started?

28:58:00              Value vs. Pricing

31:53:00              What was your first gemstone purchase after getting your GG?

Show Notes

 

We regularly get asked, “What can I do with a GG? How do I obtain a GG?”  We went straight to the source and sat down with Kimberly Overlin, the Dean of Students from GIA.  We discuss the nuts and bolts about GIA (Gemological Institute of America), what it offers to students and review career paths that one can obtain.

(Recording took place on the show floor of the AGTA Gem Fair.  Some of the background noise was able to get reduce but not fully eliminated.)

 

00:00:00              Losing an episode

00:27:00              Live from the AGTA with Kimberly Overlin from GIA

01:09:00              Tell us a little bit about you and what you do for GIA?

02:44:00              You got your degree and then what?

03:41:00              The unique part of GIA

04:-2:00               When did you start working for GIA

05:11:00              No family background associated to jewelry and paving a path

05:53:00              Education being key

06:27:00              How does one learn/access more information about GIA

07:05:00              Opportunities for scholarship and financial aid

08:24:00              How to search for scholarships through GIA

09:08:00              Campuses

10:47:00              How did you get from recruitment to Dean of Students

12:34:00              Take us through your day

14:08:00              Carlsbad being a different type of campus

14:29:00              What are the career paths that you’ve seen happen?

19:08:00              What was your first memory of a piece of jewelry or gemstone?

23:34:00              Getting your GG through distance education

27:03:00              Why and how did GIA get started?

28:58:00              Value vs. Pricing

31:53:00              What was your first gemstone purchase after getting your GG?