One For the Future is a professional development and mentorship program for emerging talent in the jewelry industry. Each year, NYCJW selects a cohort of up to 15 participants, who are immersed in our rigorous mentorship program designed to provide opportunities, advice, inspiration and confidence as they jump start their careers. The program runs from Spring – Winter annually, and our cohort is made up of recent graduates, self-starters, and emerging professionals who embody passion, dedication, and a commitment to jewelry. Our mentors are experienced jewelers, designers, curators, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who support our cohort through dedicated sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and professional support.


Applications for 2021 are now closed. To be notified of upcoming open calls for our One For The Future program, sign up below.