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!