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.
I am so pleased to welcome Piper Marshall, this years juror for the Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibition. While on campus, in lieu of a standard talk, she requested to host a round table discussion. Want to know about the life of a curator, living in New York, or how to land a gallery show? This is
The VCUarts Summer Intensive team is looking for students to serve as counselors for high school students living and taking classes on campus July 9-28. We are looking for enthusiastic, upper level School of the Arts students to serve as ambassadors for VCU, and serve as guides for the students. If you are energetic and
Join SACI’s Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 AM in The Depot, room 2003 to learn more about SACI’s Post-Bac Certificate in Conservation. This unique program offers students hands-on experience and has proven success for students seeking a career in conservation. During the meeting Jamie will giving a presentation about
It is time again to announce our funded fellowship opportunities for undergraduates interested in conducting research during the summer of 2017! In addition to the UROP Fellowships we are again pleased to offer fellowships funded by the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Division of Community Engagement, the Global Education Office,and the Division for
I’ll admit it. I have a crush on the Wassaic Project. Every time I get this call I spend a bit of time on their website, wishing I could apply. I’m glad they stay in touch, below is a listing of opportunities for gaining great connections and experience. PROGRAMMING Work with a group of young,
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas and other info is now available on the new exhibitions page of our website: http://bit.ly/WILDART Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas Friday, May 26 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 Call for Proposals: http://bit.ly/WILDART Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, invites emerging and established
Brandon Shields, President and Co-Organizer of TEDx at VCU (not to mention a Graphic Design student) asked me to share the call for speakers at the 2017 event. I hope some of you are interested in speaking, or attending! TEDxVCU is seeking speakers for our 2017 conference next February. In the spirit of “ideas worth
The Dean’s International Study Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline for you to apply is 11:59pm on January 23rd 2017. If you want to pitch ideas, learn more about the grant, and get tips on your application, I highly highly highly recommend you attend one of my workshops, below: December 2nd, 12:00
While working with Carver Elementary, it was made known that many of the children do not receive birthday cards. Surely this a gap that we could put our creative minds to filling! Come to the Depot on November 1st from 12-5 and get some serious warm and fuzzies. All the supplies you need to create