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.
It is so exciting for me to have Alex come and speak to students about his experience studying at the National Institute of Design in India last spring semester. Alex was our first VCUarts student to study at NID, so he’s done a lot of trailblazing for us. If you are interested in studying in
If you are looking for an additional course outside of your major, there’s some great options below. Please find these courses online on the schedule of classes, and if you have questions please reach out directly to the instructor. Enjoy! Working Your Arts Degree ARTS 291-003 CRN#36704 online Working Your Arts Degree is a decision-making
This list is going to be growing as time progresses. For the most up to date listing, please go to the schedule of classes here, and select ‘arts- cross-disciplinary’. Enjoy! UNIV 391/HONR 398: Contemporary Art, Museums, and Interpretation Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00-3:15 PM The Depot, Room 2003 Instructor: Erin Hanas, PhD, Associate Curator of Academic Programs,
Join SACI’s Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 AM in The Depot, room 2003 to learn more about SACI’s Post-Bac Certificate in Conservation. This unique program offers students hands-on experience and has proven success for students seeking a career in conservation. During the meeting Jamie will giving a presentation about
There are a lot of courses on the Spring 2017 arts cross-disciplinary course listing here. This list includes not only those supported through the dean’s office, but also courses that other departments (and university units) want to offer students across the school (such as Set Building for Film and Working Your Art Degree). Below are the
Interns with The Smithsonian Associates are offered unique opportunities to learn about all aspects of educational programming for both adults and children, while contributing extensively to one of the world’s great cultural institutions. Intern projects are designed to benefit both the Institution and complement the intern’s own interests, skills, and experience. Internships are open to
VCUarts has a memo of understanding with the National Institute of Design in Baroda, India. This internationally recognized design institution can provide incredible opportunities for international travel and learning that will nicely dovetail with programming at VCUarts. Dean Seipel visited last year and was truly impressed by the campus, the classrooms and the caliber of
Matt Woolman, our Executive Director of Entrepreneurship has been working on this certificate for a long time. He’s a pro at identifying need, and finding partners to fill it. In this case, it’s creating a program to help you bring your skills to the next level. The Advanced Media Production Technology (AMPT) certificate program is
The Global Education Office offers a number of funding opportunities to encourage VCU students to pursue a portion of their academic studies abroad. More funding information, including a list of national study abroad scholarships, can be found in the Funding Options section of the Education Abroad website. For the 2015-2016 academic year, GEO is
Great opportunity for you to get advice about graduate school from those that are fully entrenched. It’s a lifestyle that’s impossible to understand just by imagining it. 2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program Announcement and Call for Applications The Graduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program
Below is a downright fantastic list of cross-disciplinary courses available to you in the School of the Arts. For up to date information including class times, head on over to the Schedule of Classes here. Product Development for Museum Shops Andrea Alvarez CRN: 340000; ARTS 391-006 Did you miss out on last year’s
2015-2016 Graduate School Mentorship Program Announcement and Call for Mentee Applications The Graduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2015-2016 Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMP). The GSMP matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships in order to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they consider further study