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.
Assistant Professor and iCubed Research Fellow Paul Rucker leads a series of workshops at the Institute for Contemporary Art Professional Development for Artists Grants: September 21, 2019 from 1-3pm This seminar will demystify the process by providing emerging, mid-career, and established artists with the skills, knowledge, and language needed to write a successful grant. Residencies:
Each year, VCU ASPiRE collaborates with the university to collect donations in support of programs and services that align with the VCU Common Book. This year, collected items will be shared with the RVA Street Singers and REAL Life Program in support of persons who experience housing instability. Please consider donating requested items at one
Enjoying your time here at VCUarts? Think it would be cool if you could tell your former high school art class about it and get a $200 scholarship? Then the VCUarts Arts Advocacy Program is for you! VCUarts Arts Advocacy Program (aka the Boomerang Program) helps high school students learn about our programs while offering
Great internship opportunity for those of you that have some base level interface design chops and are looking to learn and grow in this area. This is brought to you via the Center for the Creative Economy (first floor of the Depot) User Experience / User Interface (UX/UI) Design Internship Looking for an internship
In an effort to centralize some of the one-off short term freelance opportunities that come to campus from the community at large, our friends at VCU Career Services have created an area in Handshake for these one-off short term opportunities. To find them, you will need to make a profile in Handshake if you haven’t
The Wilder School Office of Student Success is currently recruiting interns for our Spring 2020 Virginia Capitol Semester Internship Program. Interns in this program work directly with a Virginia Delegate or Senator during General Assembly! Students of ALL majors are welcome to fill out the Virginia Capitol Semester Program Application. Students can get more information
Check this great opportunity to learn about mental wellness, meet peers, and get some free pizza! Visit the Commons Plaza on September 24th from 10:30am – 2:30pm to take part in ALIVE! Check out more information at counseling.vcu.edu and don’t forget to pick up your free t-shirt! Check this great opportunity to learn about mental
Please join us for an information session on the VCUarts research and grant opportunities on September 10th in the SGA Senate Chambers (also called the Forum Room) in the Commons. A map is here, but the space is near University Career Services and the convenience store. Regardless of who you are, or what your major
COME PRINT SOME AWESOME VCUarts SWAG!!! As part of Weeks of Welcome, VCUarts will be rolling up the Studio Two Three mobile printmaking studio to the front entrance of the Anderson (907 1/2 West Franklin) on September 17 from 11-1. We’ll have stacks of totes and bandanas at the ready for you to hand print
The Wellness Resource Center (also called The Well) is providing a new opportunity for students, centered on building resiliency. For many of us, this does not come naturally, and can take some practice and refinement. Now as as good of a time as any to start! An overview of this opportunity is below, and if
VCUarts has a wonderful research and innovation portfolio. Most of the options are listed here on this site, but they each have a different focus that may not be clear at first glance. To learn all about the opportunities for you to apply your skills, talents and knowledge into something bigger, please join a team
Check out this new organization for students interested in television! Details below! Quake TV is a new VCU film org that creates the culture! We make TV shows and interview artists around campus. As we head into the Fall semester, Quake has a great opportunity for students. We’re building a community for VCU based on