Ohio’s Hidden Gem

As graduation day quickly approached back in 2012, I began to worry if I would ever be able to find my dream job in corporate retail in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Shortly after graduation I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina as an inventory analyst at a corporate retailer, and it wasn’t long before I was homesick and moved back north.

Feeling quite discouraged, I was applying for any job that was available in the area until a friend mentioned Signet Jewelers. It turns out that the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

I have now been with Signet for almost four years as an Assistant Buyer for Kay Jeweler’s Solitaire & Enhancer collections. During my time here I’ve gained an extensive knowledge of the jewelry industry and the corporate retail world.

I’m thrilled that I’ve found a career that both utilizes my analytical side and allows me to express myself creatively. Just remember, your dream job could be right in your own backyard!


Betsy (Brick) Coholan '12

2012 alumni and Assistant Buyer at Signet Jewelers