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.
Many of you know that each one of your departments has a representative that is serving on the Student Advisory Council. This is a longstanding group that represents all of our departments and programs and in many instances serves as an advisory board to the Dean. For this academic year, the Council has been charged
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
I know you all got the message earlier this week directly from Dean Seipel, but just making sure you get it here, too. See you there! Hello students, Please join me for coffee and pastries April 18th from 10:00-11:00 am in the newly renovated Depot Building at 814 W. Broad Street. It’s finally open and will be
Photo and Film student Alexander Kreher sent me the email below. Dudes, you never fail to impress me with your energy and rallying skills. Hats off to you. Bravo. _______________________________________________________________ Together with the Sophomore Film class, I am Co-Directing the RAMSTOCK VCU Film Festival. Our mission is to bring together filmmakers to broadcast contemporary motion
Below is a message from Claire Corneal from Graphic Design. She’s is in a course titled Alternative Processes, which has created an Indiegogo campaign to make their printing dreams come true. Her message is below, and a link the campaign is here. Over the past three months, a class of 12 students from the VCU
I love this. You learn something new every day. Right? VCU is going to register their ownTartan (the plaid that you think of when you hear the word ‘Scotland’). I know the fabric very well, but never knew there was an official registry that continues to grow. I think it’s pretty awesome and in
It’s not much to ask…just a few pairs of pants. Dance student Sanchel Brown touched base with a request to share her senior project Kickstarter campaign. It’s pretty cute. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/285663971/vcu-dance-spring-2014-senior-projects-conversation
Sagal touched base with me (twice, sorry Sagal, thanks for your patience) with this great opportunity hosted by AIGA. Enjoy, sounds like a great theme! Here’s the message: ___________________________________________________________________ The VCU chapter of AIGA is organizing a juried poster show, the theme being that people create a poster advertising their ‘dream gig’ or dream concert.
Elyce touched base with a request to share this information below. Thanks to all of you that can help her out! I’m Elyce Culpeper. I am a commuter student from Fredericksburg, VA. I transferred in as a junior from community college, and I am pursuing a Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising. I was blessed enough to get
Kai sent me this email, below. I hope the project gets all the support it needs! Good luck (and thanks)! A group of current Cinema students and some alums are currently fundraising for a film that we’re trying to shoot over spring break. People are committing to spending their spring break working on it (without
Alex is in the next round thanks in part to YOU!!! She’s in the final 10 and is headed to L.A. next weekend to go for the gold. (Ha ha. Can’t resist the Olympics reference.) Her message is below along with a link for voting (or you can fast forward to it here). GO ALEX!!!!