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 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).
This is one of the many reasons I love working at an art school in a research institution. Funding and research opportunities like these! Please read on to learn about how you can get a financial boost to take your ideas from your head to real life. Absolutely hands down, please attend an information session,
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.