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.
As you’re settling in to classes this first week, you may have noticed some new yellow boards in some of the arts buildings. These boards are part of a new posting procedure that went into effect January 1, 2019. Full details can be found here. Thank you for helping us keep our spaces tidy and
Internship Support Grants are open and rolling! Click the link to apply, read the requirements, and better understand the mission of this funding. Internships are a proven pathway into the world of work, whatever that means for you. It’s an opportunity to better understand a field or a specific organization, make connections (and have ah-hah!
I am just over the moon thrilled that one of our Painting & Printmaking alumna, Carita Marrow, reached out to us. Carita is now the Diversity & Inclusion Talent Program Manager at Adobe and wants to share a pretty killer opportunity with you. This is for people that have a degree in-hand, but early career. This
I think this is an interesting opportunity for anyone that is deft at design and illustration and is looking to make a little money over winter break. Please reach out to Doug Albersonalbertson100@gmail.com with any questions. Enjoy! Doug Albertson of Master Electrical is seeking a design student to render detailed images of electrical panels that
Anthem is encouraging associates to use the stairs vs. elevators by enhancing the experience with some art within the stairwell. There are 4-6 areas that we would like to add art to. The deadline to submit art and design proposals is 1/2/19 and the deadline for work to be completed or installed at Anthem
As Virginia Commonwealth University marks its 50th anniversary in 2018-19, the VCU Libraries invites students to submit their own vision or artistic articulation of “50” for a special anniversary exhibition on the Cabell Screen. Work can take the form of still images (photography or illustration), gifs or short videos. The Cabell Screen has no sound.
The VCU College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new specialization in fundamentals of computing open to VCU undergraduates regardless of their school, college or major. To earn the specialization, students must complete four courses. The first course will be offered in spring 2019, CMSC 191 Computers and Programming, an online course
The Dean’s International Study Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline for submissions is Friday January 25th, 2019. Please read the criteria carefully, and make sure you meet all requirements before submitting. If you’ve never written a grant or you want feedback or need answers to questions, please come to one of two
Part-time School of Medicine Web Assistant VCU School of Medicine Web Services is seeking to hire a part-time student worker to assist with ongoing website support, website maintenance, and website management needs for its portfolio of 30+ websites. Duties and responsibilities include: · Working with and supporting the needs of School of Medicine Web Services
Our sister campus in Doha, Qatar offers a highly interdisciplinary design MFA. Overseen by a robust group of international faculty, students are offered 1-2 fully funded trips a year that are tailored to the content of the courses. Students stay in education city in state of the art dorms and can take courses at other
Our friends at the da Vinci Center for Innovation have asked for this message about their latest challenge to get into your hands. If you’re interested in energy, education and healthcare, read on! The da Vinci Center for Innovation has officially launched our Innovation Challenges! All students (professional, graduate, and undergraduate) are invited to submit
The Wellness Resource Center, to further the efforts of our JED Campus initiatives, is convening a University-wide Student Mental Health Advisory Board to assist in the development of educational campaigns for students. These campaigns will be focused on increasing resilience and coping strategies, increasing help seeking for mental health and reducing the stigma related