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.
Art Student Library Use Survey Invitation VCU Arts students are invited to participate in the Art Student Library Use Survey. In this online survey, students will be asked questions about their awareness and use of VCU libraries resources. The goal is to discover both overarching and unique usage patterns by discipline. This information can facilitate
If you’re thinking about an Undergraduate Research Grant, or you’re definitely applying, I strongly advise you to attend one of two grant writing and information sessions hosted by Andrew Ilnicki, Director of Academic Technology and myself. Writing a grant that is clear and streamlined is tricky, but possible with a few tips. The last thing
November is going to kick off with a flurry of activities around Islamic art and culture! The Islamic Art Symposium will be hosted by the VMFA November 2-4, Qatar Day is November 1st, and The Anderson will have a full suite of artists as well, including YOU. Please see the call below for a juried
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
The Undergraduate Research Grant is open and accepting applications. If you’re interested in applying, I encourage you to do two things: Look at past funded projects and get feedback on your application. Trust me, it’ll help! Enjoy and think big! The Undergraduate Student Research Grant program provides $25,000 in funding per year with
Black Art Student Empowerment or B.A.S.E is having its first arts social on Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in West Grace South, Room 1004A (835 W. Grace St.). The purpose for this arts social is for students and faculty from various departments to socialize, network, and build connections. This is a perfect chance to
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
If you have received federal work-study through your financial aid package at VCU, you may be eligible to apply for some of these positions below. If you have received this award and you’re not seeing anything of interest here, you can find many more opportunities HireVCURams. If you have questions about any of the job
Calling all muralists for work in exchange for food and a possible stipend. All you need is below, please reach out to John Vick (email@example.com) directly with questions Location: ○ Republican Party of Virginia Headquarters ○ 115 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219 Size of Project: ○ See photo of building space. Preferred concept: ○