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.
Thanks to the University Career Center for the great heads up below. They’re kinda killin’ it, and Wolf Trap is a tremendous opportunity, so check it out…knowledge is power after all. Searching for a summer internship? Learn about PAID opportunities with Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts at a January 28 information
Herb Hill, Coordinator for Undergraduate Research, let me know that this office is again accepting applications for undergraduate research. Perfect thing to be mulling over (along with the Dean’s International Study Grants) over break. Enjoy! It is time again to announce our funded fellowship opportunities for undergraduates interested in conducting research during the
The Dean’s International Study Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline for you to apply is 11:59pm on January 25th. When I come into work Tuesday morning I’m going to download the applications and get to work with my review committee. It’s been amazing how many of you I have already met with to
Hosted by the VCU da Vinci Center, the VCU Venture Creation Competition (VCC) provides opportunities for the VCU community to learn about entrepreneurship through the development of a venture description, business model canvass, and venture presentation to our panel of judges. Presenting teams will also have a chance at winning up to $4000. For more
Aria kindly asked me to share this with other students. I think there may be another student Kickstarter coming down the pike, but for now, if you have some extra love, this may be a good place to put it. I’m looking forward to the show! Eight VCU Dance seniors are presenting original choreographic
Up to $5,000 Available to Student Entrepreneurs Have an idea for a new product or service? Already started a new company? If so, you should know that VCU has created a new fund focused on supporting students like you! Who Should Apply? Students who qualify will have a new product or business idea that they
I post about Scholarship Sharing quite a bit, and I’m glad they’re still hard at work! Information on their annual fair is below. I hope some of you can make it and things work out in your favor! Scholarship Sharing will be hosting our Third Annual Scholarship Fair for students at Tidewater Community
You know what I love about art students? You’re all over the map. You know what’s frustrating about arts students? You’re all over the map. It makes it so great (and hard) to share things with you, because I just never know. There’s always an internal dialog for me when things hit my desk, that
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and Foundation celebrate men with strong academic skills, as well as leadership and volunteer service. That’s why they are offering four (4) fall scholarships – the Phi Kappa Psi Scholar-Leader Awards. The top award will be $2,000. Runner-up will be $1,000 and there will be two awards of $500 each for
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
It’s possible that you heard that VCUarts, along with 11 other units across the university, hosted the a2ru Emerging Creatives Conference in January. a2ru is the Alliance for Arts in Research Universities. This organization is made up of just over 30 partner research institutions that have strong arts programs. The purpose of a2ru is to