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.
The Fulbright is an incredible opportunity for graduates to conduct research internationally with financial support. It may sound like a crazy impossible thing, but arts students really are tremendously successful in this opportunity. The process is long, but is tremendously supportive which results in very strong applications. Please consider it, it’s wonderful! More from our
I honestly think that the Career Center is a great untapped resource here at VCU. This office can help you find your footing with internship and job searches, or help figure out what you want to do with your skills, knowledge and talents after you graduate. It’s here for you, might as well use it!
The Center for the Creative Economy, located in the back of the first floor of the Depot, has been around for quite some time, but the new rubric ‘CREA’ is brand spanking new! Now you can search for all of their courses in their own designation on the schedule of classes. I know many of
A great message to care, be aware, and support each other from our friends at The Well is below. It’s been pretty amazing to see things pop up all over campus in support of mental and behavioral health on campus (yard signs, table tents, yoga in Monroe Park). Like taking care of our physical selves,
It’s not too late to apply for an faculty-led study abroad trip this summer. As of yesterday (March 27) there was still space in these great options below, but please make sure you have a fast conversation with your advisor to make sure any credits drop where you need. Enjoy! VCU’s direct enroll program at
Our sister campus in Doha, Qatar is something that we’re really proud of here at VCUarts. VCUarts Qatar is a small school (about 250 students) on a larger campus that is shared by some of the best and brightest institutions across the world. If you’re a Painting & Printmaking, Art History, or design major, you
The Friends of the VCU Libraries invites students and alumni of the previous five years (2014 – 2018) to submit their own designs for a tee shirt. The design prompt is: What is your interpretation of the VCU Libraries? Judging criteria will include: Creative execution Interpretation of the VCU Libraries Effectiveness for tee shirt designForm
Stop by the JCPenney Suit-up event exclusively for VCU students and alumni. Receive a 40% discount on any regularly priced, sale, and clearance items that are business casual and business professional including suits, dresses, sports coats, dress pants, shoes and accessories. Bring your VCU ID to participate. The store will be closed to non-VCU
Applications are now open for the 2019 VCU Pre-Accelerator Program (VCU Pre-X)! Do you have a great idea, product, or business venture? Throughout 5 weeks of programming and access to expert community mentors, you will be able to take your idea to the next level. VCU Pre-X is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students
You’re invited! What: Pop-Up Library Where: Pollak Building, ground floor When: Thursday, January 31, 10am-2pm VCU’s Arts Research Librarian, Carla-Mae Crookendale will be bringing art and design books from the library to the lobby in Pollak that will be available for checkout. Andrea Kohashi from VCU Special Collections will be doing a zine-making activity using hectographs.
VCU’s College of Engineering is once again running EarthHacks, a 24 hour innovation event focused on sustainability issues. EarthHacks will be on January 26-27, on campus and free for all participants. This event is open to all students (all majors, all years).