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.
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
Monday October 15 is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia for the November 6th elections. Check your status at vote.org VA Online voter registration Virginia offers online voter registration. You should know: you need a Virginia ID and a Social Security number to use Virginia’s online voter registration system. If you don’t have
The Depot soundstage / cyc wall will be back up and taking reservation requests from VCUarts students and faculty on October 15th. Reservation requests can be made via the soundstage request form found on the VCUarts website under – About -> Facilities -> The Depot. The reservation request form has been updated to include the color
Animator and Comic writer/illustrator Dash Shaw will be giving a free 1 hour workshop on Friday October 12th at 2pm at the Richmond Public Library 101 E. Franklin St as part of the Richmond Zine Fest. Dash Shaw is the creator of the film My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea. He is also
On Friday, November 9, VCUarts will be hosting a market for current art students selling their art and work at The Depot. This event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to start their holiday shopping by supporting the next generation of artists. All student vendors must apply for a complimentary booth,
VCUarts is now accepting applications to the Boomerang program. This is the perfect opportunity for you to go back to your high school and tell art students all about VCUarts and your experience here. You’ll get a $200 scholarship for participating! What is the Boomerang Program? The Boomerang Program is an outreach initiative designed for
Tasmeem Doha is an international design conference held at our sister campus in Qatar! As part of the conference, students are invited to lead a workshop for attendees which is a fantastic flipped model! If you would like more information please read on, or attend the information session on November 7, 12pm, room 152 in the
A VCUarts alumni, Brett Payne reached out to me to let me know that the Marin Agency is looking to purchase student artwork for up to $1500. Please reach out to Brett at email@example.com with questions, it sounds like they are open to 3D work in addition to 2D, which includes proposals for murals inside