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.
****This opportunity is closed! Thanks so much for the continued inquiries, and congratulations to the four accepted proposals submitted by Genifer Fraser, Elizabeth Servito, Madeleine Zimmerman and Kaya Gordon!**** In celebration of the Common’s 30th Anniversary the University is looking to commission up to five works of student artwork. The message below from Emma outlines
Calling all first and second year undergraduate students!!! Amazing opportunity is below. If you have questions, please attend the information session on January 23rd. Spend some time on those links below to see what may apply to you! GOOD LUCK! Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Information Session First- and second-year undergraduate students interested in studying abroad
Melissa Lesh is raising funds through Kickstarter for some pretty cool work in India. Her message is below. Good luck Melissa! It is with great excitement that I bring to you my newly launched Kickstarter campaign. This project has been a goal of mine for the past five years, ever since my first trip to SAI
Applications are now being accepted for the Dean’s International Study Grant. I know many of you have been asking about this, so I’ve upped the call to before Thanksgiving break so that you have additional time to mull it all over. You can find the details here, but please read over the eligibility guidelines carefully.
Below is a note from Inga Schunn, a Photography & Film student who needs a little extra funding to put the finishing touches on the work she made through the Dean’s International Study Grant. Her note is below and her work is here. Thanks! I’m currently putting the finishing touches a project that involves the
YOWZA!!!!! More grant opportunities!!! Check out this message below from Herbert Hill, Director of Undergraduate Research Opportunities. The breadth of these is really impressive. Below is a message from Herb, and here is a link to the homepage. ________________________________________________________________ In addition to our annual UROP Fellowship for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, I am very
There’s still plenty of time for you to conceive of, and write, and Undergraduate Research Grant. The deadline is 11/25/13. Plenty of time! The original information is here. David Holland, the Assistant Director of Research and Entrepreneurship is hosting a second information session, if you’re considering applying, or are already in the trenches and are
You’ve got this. I just perused the past winners. I know three of you can pull this off, and get a $5,000 scholarship to boot. I hope this is of interest to some of you, you just gotta put your work in the hat and go for it! More information is here. Good luck!
Mr. Jeff Wing, Director of the National Scholarship Office, will hold information sessions about national scholarship opportunities on Friday, November 1 at 12pm in The Honors College (701 W. Grace St.), Room 1303 and on Tuesday, November 5 at 12:30pm in VCU Globe (830 W. Grace St.), Room 1030J. Join us to learn about national scholarships and what you can do to make yourself a
I have been contacted about work study opportunities in two units here at VCUarts. One position in Art History (starting end of November), and several for Anderson Gallery (Starting in January) to prepare for the end of year shows which will span the Gallery, as well as The Depot. Art History is interested in a
I was having one of those days that makes you want to curl up in bed with the covers over your head until this appeared in my inbox. Like magic. So, in that way, it’s already been a success. JoJo Houff is an undergraduate Sculpture student, and this is her grant, offering herself up for
Get $$ to support your ideas. Each year VCUarts gives talented students like you the opportunity to shine by offering grants to fund a creative project. Submit your application online by Monday, November 25th – this is an extended deadline. Visit http://arts.vcu.edu/research/deans-grants/undergraduate-research-grants/ or read the attached Request for Proposals for more information on requirements and past awards. To submit an application online,