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.
Below is a fantastic email from a recent graduate who is doing great work out in the community. I spent a lot of time on the Think of Us site and it’s a really fantastic thing. If you’re looking for an internship opportunity, this may be a great match for your interests and skills.
Sediment is a fantastic local gallery started by Claire Zitzow, one of our proud Sculpture + Extended Media alumna. It would be a great opportunity to see first hand a new nonprofit in the works and have a strong impact! We have been operating since January of 2014 and have had non-profit status
If you’ve been around this summer, you know that 1708 is ROCKING IT with their 10×10 series, which included work and ideas from lots of our undergraduates. Great stuff, and a great organization to be part of. (If you are a major that doesn’t have an internship course affiliated with it, I can grant you
Calling all music lovers! You don’t have to be a Music major or minor to join an ensemble, take a class, or see a concert. Below is a list of classes and ensembles open to all students. Please note: classes marked with an asterisk require an audition or the permission of the instructor to enroll.
The last info session was full, and Jeff Wing (Director of the National Scholarship Office) continued to get questions from arts students that were unable to attend. SO, this is one more effort to capture all interested students before the application timeline starts. Info below. 2016-2017 Fulbright Student Scholarship Information Session The School of
We’ve got a nice list of cross-disciplinary courses for you, below. You can find them all on the schedule of classes, but the ARTS ones are a tiny bit tricky…they are under ‘Arts Cross-Disciplinary’ here. If you have any questions about them at all, please contact the instructors directly. As time progresses, you may see
Just a reminder that the last day to withdraw is March 20. It’s outlined on the academic calendar, but it’s always good to mention it here. If you have a hold on your account you can withdraw in person at the Student Services Center in Harris Hall during office hours. If your instructor submitted a
1708 is seeking interns for the summer! 1708 internships are part-time (7-12 hrs./week) and unpaid, but can qualify for school credit depending on the candidate’s department. The ideal candidate is currently earning a BFA or has recently earned a BFA, is a motivated, self-starter, and has a passion for Contemporary art and the Richmond arts
Going abroad is the perfect way to spend a summer. Either independently, or through a VCU program below, go for it! If you’re not thinking about it now, but may be next summer, meet with your financial aid advisor and include summer study when you fill out your FAFSA for next year. It increases chances
The University understands that you’re not always here physically over the summer, but maybe want to be mentally engaged through a course. Below is information regarding the broad spectrum of online summer courses. Maybe you want to catch up, get ahead, or simply feed a curiosity. If so, I encourage you to peruse the options
Global Education Office will be moving to 912 W. Grace St on Monday, February 16th. Education Abroad and International Student and Scholar Programs will be located on the 4th floor. First advising sessions for students interested in studying abroad will be held on the 4th floor of our new building beginning February 16th. Our phone numbers will
The da Vinci Center is holding an informational meeting for all undergraduate students on February 24th from 12-1pm at the da Vinci Center for Innovation (807 S. Cathedral). This informational session will be discussing the different certificate programs that we offer here as well as a brief tour of the space. To read more information about the program