Expand your Jewelry Career Horizons with GIA’s Educational Programs with Kimberly Overlin, Dean of Students at GIA

Episode 105

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • The difference between GIA’s three major programs
  • Where GIA’s campuses are located, and the differences between them
  • Why GIA (and the jewelry industry as a whole) is a great place for anyone, regardless of their background
  • Why GIA’s graduate gemologist distinction is so respected

About Kimberly Overlin

Kimberly Overlin is Dean of Students at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a position she earned after graduating from GIA herself. She has served in this role since 2009.

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The Robert Mouawad Campus, GIA’s World Headquarters in Carlsbad, California. Photo by Eric Welch/GIA.

GIA’s diamond grading lab. Photo by Valerie Power.

“Eyes of Brazil” a large quartz geode, sliced into 16 polished slices on custom stands is housed in GIA’s museum in Carlsbad. Photo by Orasa Weldon/GIA.

Sharon Berman