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.
Check this great opportunity to learn about mental wellness, meet peers, and get some free pizza! Visit the Commons Plaza on September 24th from 10:30am – 2:30pm to take part in ALIVE! Check out more information at counseling.vcu.edu and don’t forget to pick up your free t-shirt! Check this great opportunity to learn about mental
VCU has signed an agreement with Adobe, to greatly reduce the student price of the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite to $60 a year! Whether you’re a creative that uses applications from the Adobe suite every day, or someone that is looking to have a baseline literacy with these platforms, I can say that this
I honestly think that the Career Center is a great untapped resource here at VCU. This office can help you find your footing with internship and job searches, or help figure out what you want to do with your skills, knowledge and talents after you graduate. It’s here for you, might as well use it!
A great message to care, be aware, and support each other from our friends at The Well is below. It’s been pretty amazing to see things pop up all over campus in support of mental and behavioral health on campus (yard signs, table tents, yoga in Monroe Park). Like taking care of our physical selves,
It’s not too late to apply for an faculty-led study abroad trip this summer. As of yesterday (March 27) there was still space in these great options below, but please make sure you have a fast conversation with your advisor to make sure any credits drop where you need. Enjoy! VCU’s direct enroll program at
This is one of the many reasons I love working at an art school in a research institution. Funding and research opportunities like these! Please read on to learn about how you can get a financial boost to take your ideas from your head to real life. Absolutely hands down, please attend an information session,
The VCU College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new specialization in fundamentals of computing open to VCU undergraduates regardless of their school, college or major. To earn the specialization, students must complete four courses. The first course will be offered in spring 2019, CMSC 191 Computers and Programming, an online course
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
The School of the Arts and the National Scholarship Office (NSO) are hosting two upcoming Fulbright information sessions. If you are interested in learning more about the Fulbright US Student Scholarship program, please join us at either session: Wednesday, March 14 at 2pm, Pollak 201 Wednesday, April 11 at 3pm, Pollak 201 Each session will
Join us Friday November 17th at 1pm in Pollak 201 for a virtual information session with Darius Epps from Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. During his talk, Darius will share information about Wolf Trap, internship and apprentice options, the application process and what it’s like to work at this culturally rich venue for
This May, our Commencement crowd will look a little different than in years past as we unveil updated academic regalia. The attached image features the refreshed options for bachelor, masters and academic doctorate students. Our new regalia will show VCU pride in graduation photos as well as at Commencement ceremonies across the world by
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