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.
From our friends at the da Vinci Center. If you haven’t made it to their space on Cathedral Place, and you’re in that neck of the woods you should. It’s pretty great. Want to become more creative or get some practice flexing those creative muscles? Join us for the October CreativeSprint! What is CreativeSprint?
A medical hackathon is similar in structure to a traditional “hackathon,” however the focus is on solving medical unmet needs through any means, whether it be programming, rapid prototyping, developing flow processes, its up to you! This is the first year of HealthHacks, VCU’s annual medical hackathon, which will take place on October 1-2 at VCU’s Monroe Park
The Student Leadership and Involvement Center is excited to announce the return of I-LEAD® Connect, a student leadership program that will be held October 20-22, 2016. I-LEAD® Connect is offered through the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), and focuses on student leadership, community development and change. Sixty students will be accepted. Students will participate
Based on what I’ve seen as part of the Space Grant series this summer, and what I’m hearing from students, I know there’s some pretty stellar ideas out there. As always, I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s in that space. Enjoy! Download the gallery floor-plan for reference here.
I love that the university is engaging students that are awarded work study through their financial aid in this new way. To learn more about this opportunity please read on. Greetings Work Study students and potential future researchers! I just wanted to announce a new opportunity available to you to serve as undergraduate research assistants
If you don’t know it SEDIMENT is a fantastic gallery non-profit with a VCUarts alumna at the helm. Fantastic opportunity in a fantastic space. SEDIMENT welcomes proposals from artists and curators for exhibitions, events, and workshops. Creative practitioners working in any media including sculpture, video, sound, performance, installation, social practice, drawing, photography, and painting are
Paige, a Fashion Merchandising student, has asked me to share out this great opportunity for all of you makers out there! Good luck and have fun! What: Pop-Up Shop When: September, 2 from 5-8pm Where: Loading Dock at The Depot “The Garden” will showcase vendors from VCU as well as the surrounding Richmond community. “The
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since
The Depot Gallery is extending their call for submissions through 6/24/16. Do you have or make artwork that incorporates text or language-based content? Do you have writing that informs your work? Do you make comics? Think broad here! Poetry? Spoken word? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
If you have been awarded Federal Work Study as part of your financial aid package, we are sharing three great jobs for you, below. Want to see more? Super. Head on over here, to Hire VCURams, which is where all work study jobs are posted. Enjoy! National Scholarship Office Assistant Job Begin Date: 08/25/2016 Job