My name is Jody Symula. I am the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs here at VCUarts. What does that mean? What does the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs do? Essentially I’m here to help you, advocate for you, and help create new (and streamline current) processes to help guarantee you have a great experience at VCUarts, as well as a smooth transition to the world of work. I am also a source of information about University policies, advising questions as well as opportunities.
I have earned an Associate in Science in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, a Bachelor of Art with a concentration in Painting from Humboldt State University, and a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting & Printmaking from VCUarts.
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If you would rather call, my direct line is: 804.828.9313.
You can find Jeanette Hickl, Career & Industry Advisor at VCU Career Services (University Student Commons, 1st floor) M-F from 8:30-5 for appointments and from 1-3 on Fridays for drop-in hours in the fall semester.
To schedule an appointment to meet with her at VCU Career Services, please visit careers.vcu.edu and click on HireVCURams on the right hand side.
Congratulations graduates! As Virginia Commonwealth University continues to grow, we’re needing more feedback from you as graduates so that we can build new or tweak existing programming to better serve you as you transition to life after college. This is an area I champion and am particularly passionate about advocating for. With that said, when
Please see the note below from Dr. Daphne Rankin, Associate Vice Provost. If you are a first generation student, congratulations! It’s an honor that you’ve achieved this bold step here with us at VCUarts! The Division of Strategic Enrollment Management has launched an initiative focused on promoting the success of our first-generation college students–defined as
The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University presents the art of our time and provides an open forum for dialogue and collaboration across the region and throughout the world. The ICA will serve VCU’s vision of a 21st-century urban research university through its commitment to community engagement, interdisciplinary collaborations, and fostering an
Join us April 19 for an exclusive, VCU student event. Explore the ICA’s new building, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Preview Declaration, our inaugural exhibition. Screenprint a postcard with Studio Two Three. Contribute to VCU student Andrew Bell’s Collective Declaration. Music by Shanel the DJ. Free pizza and dessert. Free t-shirt for the first
Virginia Commonwealth University is sponsoring Not Anymore at VCU: Panel on Creating Cultural Change to Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment. National, state and local experts will address critical issues in response to the #MeToo movement, #TimesUp and other catalyzing forces. The event is free and open to the university and surrounding communities. Sponsored by the
A fantastic way to be involved with the ICA is below, application deadline is April 15. Questions? Please reach out to Erin Hanas at firstname.lastname@example.org Join the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) Student Engagement Committee! Opening April 21, 2018, the ICA is VCU’s new, non-collecting institute, dedicated to presenting the art of our time and to
April Career Events THIS WEEK Careers in the Commons: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Tuesday, April 10, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Outside the Commons Theater, University Student Commons Meet & Greet: Savage Apparel Tuesday, April 10, 3 – 5 p.m. VCU Career Services University Student Commons, Room 143 UPS First Step Interview Session Wednesday, April 11,
If you dig really deep into your emails, you’ll see that you received a link to a climate survey on February 28th that came from an email address email@example.com. The subject line was ‘Diverse Learning Environments Survey Invitation’. If you don’t mind looking for that email and responding through your unique link we would appreciate
Our friends at Auctus, the campus journal of undergraduate research asked me to share this message below. Enjoy! Auctus is accepting submissions of creative scholarship in a broad range of media. Auctus’ mission is to provide a curated showcase of exceptional undergraduate work. We are currently seeking submissions for the creative section (as well
Join us March 16th 10 – 11 am in Pollak 201, for a virtual information session on the Procter & Gamble P&G Design Co-op Internship Program. This session will be helpful for students regardless of their stage of opportunity searching, from slightly curious to downright serious. During this session, Diane Powers, P&G Design, will give you an overview of P&G Design, the co-op
The School of the Arts and the National Scholarship Office (NSO) are hosting two upcoming Fulbright information sessions. If you are interested in learning more about the Fulbright US Student Scholarship program, please join us at either session: Wednesday, March 14 at 2pm, Pollak 201 Wednesday, April 11 at 3pm, Pollak 201 Each session will
The VCU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has opened their scholarships for submission. For application instructions please follow the link here. Please forward all applications by February 14 and questions to Dr. Christina Lindholm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy applications can be dropped at the VCUarts Dean’s Office, room 201 of Pollak.