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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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.
The Anderson Practice Project What: A dance improvisation practice initiated by Ching-I Chang Bigelow and Marsell Chavarria from the Department of Dance & Choreography. It’s a practice that opens to and invites general public to witness, observe, interact, and immerse themselves with the moving bodies and architectures. For example, if you are someone who
The VCU Pre-Accelerator is the university’s premier offering for high growth and high potential student startups and founders. The goal of the VCU Pre-Accelerator is to identify and support individuals, teams, and ideas through the early stages of idea formation and business development. Students benefit from a $30,000 fund, a wide array of industry mentors,
Questions? Email Matt Woolman, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship in the Center for the Creative Economy at email@example.com. Enjoy and good luck! Submit your application for admission into ARTS 353 here. Please note that you will still need to register for the course, the online form does not register you.
Join us Friday November 17th at 1pm in Pollak 201 for a virtual information session with Darius Epps from Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. During his talk, Darius will share information about Wolf Trap, internship and apprentice options, the application process and what it’s like to work at this culturally rich venue for
Next week is going to be busy, busy, busy here in the arts! We’re so excited to welcome guests from around the world who will be participating in the Symposium on Islamic Art at the VMFA. But here on campus, we’re connecting you up with students and culture from our sister campus in Doha, too. Come
Ghosts are real, and they are everywhere. They are artificial, natural, and something in between all at once. Ghosts are immune to time, existing in the past, present, and future. Deposits of energy that we are able to catch glimpses of in ourselves and environment. How are ghosts created? Are they energy left by
Art Student Library Use Survey Invitation VCU Arts students are invited to participate in the Art Student Library Use Survey. In this online survey, students will be asked questions about their awareness and use of VCU libraries resources. The goal is to discover both overarching and unique usage patterns by discipline. This information can facilitate
If you’re thinking about an Undergraduate Research Grant, or you’re definitely applying, I strongly advise you to attend one of two grant writing and information sessions hosted by Andrew Ilnicki, Director of Academic Technology and myself. Writing a grant that is clear and streamlined is tricky, but possible with a few tips. The last thing
November is going to kick off with a flurry of activities around Islamic art and culture! The Islamic Art Symposium will be hosted by the VMFA November 2-4, Qatar Day is November 1st, and The Anderson will have a full suite of artists as well, including YOU. Please see the call below for a juried
From the ground, the impact that donors have on campus and the lives of students isn’t always obvious. This would be a very different place without them. The upcoming ICA, the library renovation and many of our scholarships exist because people in our community believe in VCU and students and give generously. Please give back