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.
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
Brennan and Anna’s proposal for a student curated exhibition was chosen from pretty stiff competition. They’ve got a strong lineup of work, but are open to including more. To learn about this upcoming show, and how to submit work, continue reading below.
Richmond is organizing an art fair! For those of you interested in the fine arts, arts management, event planning, or museum and gallery studies this may be a great opportunity for you. Read on if you want to volunteer at CURRENT! Volunteers are needed for CURRENT, Richmond’s first contemporary art fair! The fair will
Want to make VCU a safer and more welcoming place? Want to direct, write, act, or produce professional quality videos? Want to win up to $1000 (and an iPad Mini 4) for having a great idea? If you answered YES to any of these, we need your help! VCU School of the Arts and
Kia Jordan (ECOfashion President, Fashion Merchandising major) asked me to share this event and call for denim, below. Thanks for your work, Kia! I was wondering if you could share this article link to students and invite them to ECOfashion’s booth at Campus Sustainability Day Friday, September 30 from 10am-2pm. We’ll be collecting unwanted denim
Black Art Student Empowerment or B.A.S.E. is hosting their first general body meeting in the VCU Student Commons VA Room A on September 14 at 7:00pm. They will introduce B.A.S.E. and go over events and expectations for the upcoming semester. Those interested in joining may bring their dues ($10) to this meeting, or arrange to pay them
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
KI and Painting and Printmaking students Anna Tregurtha and Brennen Perry have received a Depot Space grant, and their collaborative show will open June 24st. They’re building an installation featuring sculpture, painting, video projection, and sound with spaces to relax and take in the environment. The opening reception is June 24st from 5pm-7pm, with a