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.
For anyone that is looking for an interesting course to fill out your schedule, you may want to peruse the attached lists of courses open to non-majors. If you have any questions at all about how these will fulfill requirements, please reach out to your advisor! Fall 2019 Arts Classes Open to Non-Majors
I’m pleased to let students know VCUarts is now accepting applications for the scholarships below! All application materials should be submitted by end of day Monday, September 30th, 2019. Detailed information can be found at arts.vcu.edu/scholarships. The links provided below will take you directly to each online application. Good luck! $1,210 Covington Scholarship Open to
Metropolitan Gallery is an organization that VCU has worked with in the past to purchase and install work within campus buildings. Given the caliber of work here on campus they would like to open more opportunities for students to submit work for purchase. If you are interested, please read below and reach out to Ellen
I’m excited to share some great work study positions in the School of the Arts as well as the ICA for this upcoming 2019-2020 academic year! This is a great opportunity for you as students to find employment and receive experience working within an academic setting. Note, these positions are for students that have been
The application for the 2019-2020 NASA Psyche Inspired program closes August 9! Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduate students together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public through artistic and creative works. Full-time, enrolled undergraduate students from the universities and community colleges
As many of you know, VCU is a research institution, which means we support faculty and student research in a variety of ways. I’m excited to share a fantastic program that matches students with faculty that are looking for research assistants to assist them with their work! This is a great chance for you as
VCU has signed an agreement with Adobe, to greatly reduce the student price of the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite to $60 a year! Whether you’re a creative that uses applications from the Adobe suite every day, or someone that is looking to have a baseline literacy with these platforms, I can say that this
Now that VCU offers the Adobe creative suite for $60 a year, there’s one less barrier to accessing that technology. If you want to dig deeper into these platforms, read on! Adobe XD with IBM iX September 27-29 Register with a team to compete against colleges nationwide with a weekend-long, two-part Creative Jam LIVE designathon
The VCUarts Admissions Office is looking for enthusiastic arts students to join our team of student tour guides. Tour guides lead prospective students, parents and other guests on tours of VCUarts facilities while talking about their personal experiences as a student. Tour guides typically give 1-2 tours per week, and provide administrative support to the
Calls for entry are now open for Strathmore’s upcoming exhibitions, Timber and The 29th Annual Juried Exhibition: Home. We hope you will consider submitting works for consideration! TIMBER Strathmore invites artists to submit original wood-based artwork for the upcoming exhibition Timber, taking place September 3 to October 20, 2019. Open to artists creating functional and/or conceptual
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!