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.
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and Foundation celebrate men with strong academic skills, as well as leadership and volunteer service. That’s why they are offering four (4) fall scholarships – the Phi Kappa Psi Scholar-Leader Awards. The top award will be $2,000. Runner-up will be $1,000 and there will be two awards of $500 each for
The last info session was full, and Jeff Wing (Director of the National Scholarship Office) continued to get questions from arts students that were unable to attend. SO, this is one more effort to capture all interested students before the application timeline starts. Info below. 2016-2017 Fulbright Student Scholarship Information Session The School of
It’s possible that you heard that VCUarts, along with 11 other units across the university, hosted the a2ru Emerging Creatives Conference in January. a2ru is the Alliance for Arts in Research Universities. This organization is made up of just over 30 partner research institutions that have strong arts programs. The purpose of a2ru is to
Arts students are really rising up when comes to this scholarship. In short the Fulbright is a scholarship for you to live in a foreign country for a year to execute your research. The application is a process that’s not to be taken lightly, and the National Scholarship Office is here to be your guide. For the
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.
Your peer, JoJo Houff and her Foundation are at it again with the Negative Hours Grant. Love. Her message is below: Applications for the Negative Hours Labor Grant are open! Applications from grads and undergrads in any VCUarts department are welcome. This grant awards 25 hours of free labor to one student per semester. This
VCU Education Abroad is holding a Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop for students interested in applying to the Gilman International Scholarship. The workshop will be held on Friday, January 30, 12pm -2pm in the Commons Alumni Board Room. The Gilman scholarship offers awards for undergraduate students with limited financial means to pursue study abroad. The workshop will provide
Much of the reason that I share so many opportunities with you is because I don’t take lightly the financial commitment to earn a degree here at VCUarts or anywhere, really. I truly believe that the opportunities I share may not help you close that gap now, but may be a part of the puzzle later.
The VCU da Vinci Center is hosting an information session on the 2015 VCU Venture Creation Competition. Those interested in participating are encouraged to attend. The registration deadline (and deadline for Venture Descriptions) is Monday, February 2 at noon. Questions? No problem, please email Dr. Kahn at email@example.com. Thinking about putting your idea forward? Excellent. Matt Woolman, Executive
I love this time of year! University grant season for Summer 2015 research. Arts students have been tremendously successful with some of these grants in the past, particularly the last one (the UROP Fellowship) and I see no changes to that in the immediate future! In addition to the UROP Fellowship and our fellowships funded
Nice message below from Jessica (and GREAT poster by your peer, Emma Taggart)! Green Unity does a lot of great work on campus, so I hope you can go out and support them (and have a good time, two birds with one stone). My name is Jessica Shim and I am a member and leader
Money for your next big idea! What: VCU Innovation Gateway has kicked off its second annual Next Big Idea Challenge. The competition is for anyone at VCU who has an innovative idea for, or is already working on development of a new technology, product, service or company. Why: We want to celebrate and showcase VCU’s innovative community. Who: This online competition