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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If you would rather call, my direct line is: 804.828.9313.
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.
How would you like to spend a year abroad, conducting your own creative research on someone else’s dime? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding to recent graduates and graduate students so that they can spend an academic year in one of 140+ countries across the world: conducting research, carrying out a creative project, pursuing
The JCPenney Suit-Up Event is back, and providing a fantastic opportunity exclusively for VCU students and alumni! VCU students and alumni receive a 60% discount card good on any sale or regular-priced business casual and professional attire including suits, dresses, sports coats, shoes and accessories. Select Richmond locations will be closed to the public for
If you would like to study abroad this summer and know you want your focus to be in the arts, I encourage you to attend the VCUarts faculty led study abroad program fair. An information session will be hosted on Thursday, February 13th (12:00pm-2:00pm) in the Fine Arts Building (FAB) lobby. You’ll learn about all
Internship Support Grants are open and rolling for 2020! 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
A great invitation from the VCU student group Black Excellence is once again pulling off a scholarship ball. To learn more about this organization and event, read on. Black Excellence at VCU, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is proud to host VCU’s 4th annual Black Excellence Scholarship Ball. We humbly invite
One of the many reasons I love working at an art school in a research institution are awesome opportunities like these. Read on to learn about how you can get a financial boost to take your ideas from your head to real life. Enjoy! In addition to the UROP Fellowships we are pleased to offer
The spring semester is just around the corner, and with a new semester comes new opportunities! If you are looking to find an interesting arts class outside of your current major this list of courses for non-majors is a great start. The list is grouped by department for Spring 2020 and updated regularly, so check
The Dean’s International Research Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline for submissions is Friday January 24th, 2020. Please read the criteria carefully, and make sure you meet all requirements. It’s also handy to peruse the list of past recipients, there is a lot of inspiration to feed off of and get your
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Annual Craft + Design show is just around the corner and recruiting volunteers! Craft + Design is Nov. 22-24th at Main Street Station. Now in its 55th year, C + D is a museum-quality show that has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary craft. Shoppers spend
1708 Gallery is looking for a bunch of volunteers to help with lantern-making for workshops around the city leading up to InLight Richmond. The dates, times and locations are listed below! Let Erin Willett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kerry Mills (email@example.com) know if you’re able to help! Lantern making volunteer times: November 1st, 5:30 – 8pm –
I am thrilled to be introducing you to Anna Umbright, Senior Assistant Director: Arts, Design, & Entrepreneurship, at VCU Career Services. This is a long title to say, in a nutshell, that if you need advice, support and help with anything career-related, she’s a great contact. Nervous about networking? No problem. Not sure how to