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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Hands down the best way to get in touch with me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Two great events from B.A.S.E are below. Enjoy! B.A.S.E will be having our first General Body Meeting of the semester in The Depot on January 24th at 7pm! We will also be hosting our Black Arts Professional Seminar: “Becoming a Successful Artrepreneur” in The Depot on January 27th from 6:30pm –
Holly Alford, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at VCUarts asked me to share this great info with you below. Hello and Happy New Year, As we welcome back students for the Spring Semester the School of the Arts would like to remind students and faculty that there will be celebrations the first week
A student member of Hillel at VCU asked me to share this great invite with you, below. If you haven’t gone to see Nir Evron at the Depot yet (or you want to return) NOW is your chance. Not only is it closing, but this will be an opportunity for you to hear from the
Alliance for the Arts in Research Institutions is just that: A group of institutions of higher education that have strong arts programs. a2ru and their partner universities work to find ways to give voice to the arts within their institutions and the world at large as we navigate the world of major research. Knowing that
Featuring some of our proud alumni, our friends at Studio Two Three are hosting their second event in their Artist Lecture Series. Comics are on the rise (did they ever go away?) so I know this will be a great info and networking session for lots of you. Enjoy!
If you’re around and are looking for a way to kickstart your morning tomorrow, this may be just what you need. Greetings, We’re excited to be hosting the Creative Mornings lecture series at the VCUarts Depot next Friday, December 18 from 8:30am – 10:00am. Pre-register here: https://creativemornings.com/talks/time
UK Fulbright Summer Institute Information Sessions The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to study in the United Kingdom. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study remaining, to come to the UK on a three, four, or six week academic
VCUarts is proud to say that Ashley Hawkins, Director of Studio Two Three is an alumna of VCUarts. She clearly calls Richmond home and her work through this nonprofit is making a mark on the rough and tumble arts community. I’m excited to be partnering with her on some upcoming projects, but for now I’m
A VCUarts Alumna touched base asking me to share this great opportunity with you. She’s transformed her basement into a space where artists can skill share, and this is her second event…sounds like the first one was pretty amazing. Enjoy! Proposal are Due December 6th with the event aiming to take place in mid December.
Nicole sent me this message below. Sounds like lots of bands are going to be downstairs…in the Pollak Courtyard tomorrow night. Love it, that space needs some energy! Hi Jody, I am hosting a GDES Concert Fundraiser this Friday in the Pollak Courtyard at 6pm. There will be food, art, and live music! Could you