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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Hands down the best way to get in touch with me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
I am thrilled to be introducing you to Anna Umbright, Senior Assistant Director: Arts, Design, & Entrepreneurship, at VCU Career Services. This is a long title to say, in a nutshell, that if you need advice, support and help with anything career-related, she’s a great contact. Nervous about networking? No problem. Not sure how to
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:
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
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April Career Events THIS WEEK Careers in the Commons: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Tuesday, April 10, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Outside the Commons Theater, University Student Commons Meet & Greet: Savage Apparel Tuesday, April 10, 3 – 5 p.m. VCU Career Services University Student Commons, Room 143 UPS First Step Interview Session Wednesday, April 11,
Join us March 16th 10 – 11 am in Pollak 201, for a virtual information session on the Procter & Gamble P&G Design Co-op Internship Program. This session will be helpful for students regardless of their stage of opportunity searching, from slightly curious to downright serious. During this session, Diane Powers, P&G Design, will give you an overview of P&G Design, the co-op
I am also a procrastinator. Which is why this post, which I should have emailed you out about last week is now in your inboxes today. Monday. Sometimes I can outsmart myself, but sometimes I can not. This is an example of a failed attempt at not being my own worst enemy. Jeanette’s advice below
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Opportunities through HireVCURams are always changing. You can access a full listing of opportunities here (link), but I’ve curated a nice listing that I think you’ll find particularly engaging below. In the meantime, I’m always available for scheduled appointments or drop in office hours. We can discuss landing your first post-graduation opportunity, search for something part-time