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: email@example.com.
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.
Woah! The University is on a mission! Three opportunities for you help fund your study abroad experience! This is really great, and as I’ve said before, we have a great success rate in students winning the Gilman. Please make note that the Global Education Office is hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Monday September 29th! More
Attached (and below) is information about the new Cinema Audio Society scholarship award for 2014. This award of $2500 will go to a promising student interested in pursuing a career in sound mixing (either production or post production). The award is based on the individual, and is not project based (it is NOT an award
The River City is getting ready for the 2015 World Cycling Championships! i.e.* is hosting a design contest that many of you may be interested in. The chosen design will win $2500. Not bad. The deadline for submissions is September 28th at 11pm. The flyer is below, and to learn more about the contest or
The Education Abroad fall scholarship competition is now open. Students studying abroad during the winter or spring of the 2014/2015 school year are encouraged to apply to the fall Education Abroad Scholarship competition. To access the application, students can visit the following link: https://vcu.studioabroad.com/?go=scholarships Additionally, the Global Education Office (GEO) is holding a scholarship writing session for
The call for proposals is below, but I just want to let you all know that I spoke with Andrew at length about this project. It’s a HUGE deal for the area, and they’re really looking for some stellar work, a task I know many of you are up for. This is a huge piece
This opportunity has been so great for our undergraduates, even some first year students have been chosen for the $4000 undergraduate scholarship. A message from the VMFA is below, and for the application, please head here. Good luck! The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the
Cathy Mann contacted me from Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click, a local law office located at 300 W. Main Street, directly across from the VCU Business School. She has approval to have a mural painted on the office building, which is the white building below (that has the ‘law offices’ sign above it). She is looking
The Real Estate Foundation is looking to buy three pieces of student artwork for Real Estate Foundation Board members that are retiring. So nice as a gift, and so nice that they thought of you. Below are her answers to my questions, I think they should answer yours as well. If you have any questions,
The University Career Center is looking to purchase student artwork! The deadline for submissions is May 15. Details are below. Any questions? Contact Jeanette Hickl at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. What are your parameters for media? We are wide open to options. 2. Do works on paper need to be framed? Preferably, yes. Or
Collaboration is a slippery thing. When I speak with some folks, it means (for example) a musician and a dancer working together. When I speak with other folks, it’s much broader, and this is an example of collaboration at the limits. This is a grant funded project that is now seeking student engagement. I love
Below is a message from Abbie Werner, Director of Academic Advising. She stays in close contact with Financial Aid, and was able to identify a financial aid counselor to be on hand for a few hours to answer and questions you may have about financial aid. (Don’t forget, Abbie holds drop-in advising hours as well.