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.
Join us Friday November 17th at 1pm in Pollak 201 for a virtual information session with Darius Epps from Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. During his talk, Darius will share information about Wolf Trap, internship and apprentice options, the application process and what it’s like to work at this culturally rich venue for
This May, our Commencement crowd will look a little different than in years past as we unveil updated academic regalia. The attached image features the refreshed options for bachelor, masters and academic doctorate students. Our new regalia will show VCU pride in graduation photos as well as at Commencement ceremonies across the world by
Matt Woolman, our Executive Director of Entrepreneurship has been working on this certificate for a long time. He’s a pro at identifying need, and finding partners to fill it. In this case, it’s creating a program to help you bring your skills to the next level. The Advanced Media Production Technology (AMPT) certificate program is
The Global Education Office offers a number of funding opportunities to encourage VCU students to pursue a portion of their academic studies abroad. More funding information, including a list of national study abroad scholarships, can be found in the Funding Options section of the Education Abroad website. For the 2015-2016 academic year, GEO is
The Kohler Co. Pottery and Foundry opens their doors with generous support for working artists to focus time on their craft. The residency information is below, but I also found some great opportunities for current students to experience working in the studios as interns. That info is here. Great stuff, it’s amazing to see large
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 –
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!
VCU Career Services hosts annual Communications, Media and Creative Fair on Nov. 4 Searching for an internship or a job? Attend the third annual Communications, Media and Creative Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 12 pm until 3 pm in the University Student Commons’ Richmond Salons. Employers from media, design and advertising will discuss internship, full- and
I admit, I’m late to this party. I never really heard of user experience until the spring of this year. But I can say, it’s a whole blossoming (EXPLODING) world that is ripe with possibilities and young energy. In many ways, it’s a perfect home for artists and creatives that are looking for this type
You know Carla-Mae from a previous post. She and her team at VCU Libraries have created this really fantastic series of important events for you. I don’t think I can say anything more than what is shared with you below other than understanding copyright laws are really important these days. Might as well arm yourself
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
Opportunities through HireVCURams are always changing. You can access a full listing of opportunities here (link), but I’ve curated a nice listing that I think you’ll find particularly engaging below. In the meantime, I’m always available for scheduled appointments or drop in office hours. We can discuss landing your first post-graduation opportunity, search for something part-time