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.
VCUarts is now accepting applications for our two research and innovation grants! You can now apply for both the Undergraduate Research Grant as well as the James R. Gregory Prize with one application. Deadline: November 2nd. All you need to know about these two fantastic opportunities can be found here. Regardless of what stage you
VCUarts is hosting a watch party for the New York Foundation for the Arts webinar The Funding Landscape: Making Fundraising Work for You. The webinar viewing is open to all; current undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff and alumni. If you’re curious about other supports NYFA offers, it’s pretty extensive but you can jump in here. Fundraising
There is a giant list of undergraduate research opportunities here at VCU, but I’ve curated it to a few that would be of particular interest to you as students in the arts. Please read on, there is a really good chance one of these can help you fund your work here, or overseas! **NEW** Undergraduate
The Dean’s International Study Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline is extended to 11:59pm on February 12, 2018. If you’ve never written a grant, if you want feedback or need answers to questions, please come to one of two info sessions. Wednesday 1/24 3:30pm, Pollak room 201 Friday 1/26 3:00pm, Pollak 201 Enjoy
The VCU Pre-Accelerator is the university’s premier offering for high growth and high potential student startups and founders. The goal of the VCU Pre-Accelerator is to identify and support individuals, teams, and ideas through the early stages of idea formation and business development. Students benefit from a $30,000 fund, a wide array of industry mentors,
Questions? Email Matt Woolman, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship in the Center for the Creative Economy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy and good luck! Submit your application for admission into ARTS 353 here. Please note that you will still need to register for the course, the online form does not register you.
The Undergraduate Research Grant is open and accepting applications. If you’re interested in applying, I encourage you to do two things: Look at past funded projects and get feedback on your application. Trust me, it’ll help! Enjoy and think big! The Undergraduate Student Research Grant program provides $25,000 in funding per year with
Division for Inclusive Excellence Student Social Justice Fund The Division has established an award to fund four student teams to create and implement innovative solutions for social justice issues during summer and fall 2017. Called the Student Social Justice Fund, this opportunity will award $2,000 to each student team and $500 for each faculty/staff mentor.
It is time again to announce our funded fellowship opportunities for undergraduates interested in conducting research during the summer of 2017! In addition to the UROP Fellowships we are again pleased to offer fellowships funded by the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Division of Community Engagement, the Global Education Office,and the Division for
The Dean’s International Study Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline for you to apply is 11:59pm on January 23rd 2017. If you want to pitch ideas, learn more about the grant, and get tips on your application, I highly highly highly recommend you attend one of my workshops, below: December 2nd, 12:00
We know and LOVE this grant. If you’re interested in applying, I encourage you to do two things: Look at past recipients projects and get feedback on your application. Trust me, it’ll help! Enjoy thinking, dreaming and applying! The Undergraduate Student Research Grant program provides $25,000 in funding per year with the purpose
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since