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.
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
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).
Our sister campus in Doha, Qatar offers a highly interdisciplinary design MFA. Overseen by a robust group of international faculty, students are offered 1-2 fully funded trips a year that are tailored to the content of the courses. Students stay in education city in state of the art dorms and can take courses at other
Our friends at the da Vinci Center for Innovation have asked for this message about their latest challenge to get into your hands. If you’re interested in energy, education and healthcare, read on! The da Vinci Center for Innovation has officially launched our Innovation Challenges! All students (professional, graduate, and undergraduate) are invited to submit
Animator and Comic writer/illustrator Dash Shaw will be giving a free 1 hour workshop on Friday October 12th at 2pm at the Richmond Public Library 101 E. Franklin St as part of the Richmond Zine Fest. Dash Shaw is the creator of the film My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea. He is also
On Friday, November 9, VCUarts will be hosting a market for current art students selling their art and work at The Depot. This event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to start their holiday shopping by supporting the next generation of artists. All student vendors must apply for a complimentary booth,
Tasmeem Doha is an international design conference held at our sister campus in Qatar! As part of the conference, students are invited to lead a workshop for attendees which is a fantastic flipped model! If you would like more information please read on, or attend the information session on November 7, 12pm, room 152 in the
Inspired by the special exhibition, Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen, the VMFA invites college students to the museum for a night of art making, ice cream, and music provided by DJ Trantic Music. This event will be taking place in the Marble Hall, Evan Court Galleries, and the 21st Century Galleries. Thursday,
If you are interested in being engaged in Richmond’s entrepreneurial vibe, read on! Richmond has a rich history of entrepreneurialism and a vibrant, thriving ecosystem today. It is time to tell our story. This is the story of the creators, the founders, the makers and the vast resources that support them in their journey –