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.
Ghosts are real, and they are everywhere. They are artificial, natural, and something in between all at once. Ghosts are immune to time, existing in the past, present, and future. Deposits of energy that we are able to catch glimpses of in ourselves and environment. How are ghosts created? Are they energy left by
From the ground, the impact that donors have on campus and the lives of students isn’t always obvious. This would be a very different place without them. The upcoming ICA, the library renovation and many of our scholarships exist because people in our community believe in VCU and students and give generously. Please give back
It is so exciting for me to have Alex come and speak to students about his experience studying at the National Institute of Design in India last spring semester. Alex was our first VCUarts student to study at NID, so he’s done a lot of trailblazing for us. If you are interested in studying in
If you are looking for an additional course outside of your major, there’s some great options below. Please find these courses online on the schedule of classes, and if you have questions please reach out directly to the instructor. Enjoy! Working Your Arts Degree ARTS 291-003 CRN#36704 online Working Your Arts Degree is a decision-making
Please read below if you are interested in learning about applied behavior analysis therapy and working with children as a behavior technician. This job is offered through ABC Behavior here in Richmond, so please reach out to Thomas Fremont directly with questions at Thomas.email@example.com. ABC Behavior has a unique job opportunity for your creative art students.
Below is a condensed message from Dr. Hackett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The university is working to make great strides to better serve students as they translate their education into the world of work. We can’t do this without your responses to this important outcomes survey! Please read on if you
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
Dear Undergraduates, I am excited to share with you the news of the return of VCUarts to the Anderson Building as its primary gallery space for student exhibitions. This reengagement with the historic Anderson Building is exciting for us, as the facility provides not only an impressive 6,200 square feet of space, but endless potential
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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
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