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.
The Dean’s International Research Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline for submissions is Friday January 24th, 2020. Please read the criteria carefully, and make sure you meet all requirements. It’s also handy to peruse the list of past recipients, there is a lot of inspiration to feed off of and get your
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Annual Craft + Design show is just around the corner and recruiting volunteers! Craft + Design is Nov. 22-24th at Main Street Station. Now in its 55th year, C + D is a museum-quality show that has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary craft. Shoppers spend
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
VCUarts has a wonderful research and innovation portfolio. Most of the options are listed here on this site, but they each have a different focus that may not be clear at first glance. To learn all about the opportunities for you to apply your skills, talents and knowledge into something bigger, please join a team
Check out this new organization for students interested in television! Details below! Quake TV is a new VCU film org that creates the culture! We make TV shows and interview artists around campus. As we head into the Fall semester, Quake has a great opportunity for students. We’re building a community for VCU based on
I’m excited to share some great work study positions in the School of the Arts as well as the ICA for this upcoming 2019-2020 academic year! This is a great opportunity for you as students to find employment and receive experience working within an academic setting. Note, these positions are for students that have been
As many of you know, VCU is a research institution, which means we support faculty and student research in a variety of ways. I’m excited to share a fantastic program that matches students with faculty that are looking for research assistants to assist them with their work! This is a great chance for you as
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
The VCUarts Admissions Office is looking for enthusiastic arts students to join our team of student tour guides. Tour guides lead prospective students, parents and other guests on tours of VCUarts facilities while talking about their personal experiences as a student. Tour guides typically give 1-2 tours per week, and provide administrative support to the
Calls for entry are now open for Strathmore’s upcoming exhibitions, Timber and The 29th Annual Juried Exhibition: Home. We hope you will consider submitting works for consideration! TIMBER Strathmore invites artists to submit original wood-based artwork for the upcoming exhibition Timber, taking place September 3 to October 20, 2019. Open to artists creating functional and/or conceptual
The Fulbright is an incredible opportunity for graduates to conduct research internationally with financial support. It may sound like a crazy impossible thing, but arts students really are tremendously successful in this opportunity. The process is long, but is tremendously supportive which results in very strong applications. Please consider it, it’s wonderful! More from our
The Friends of the VCU Libraries invites students and alumni of the previous five years (2014 – 2018) to submit their own designs for a tee shirt. The design prompt is: What is your interpretation of the VCU Libraries? Judging criteria will include: Creative execution Interpretation of the VCU Libraries Effectiveness for tee shirt designForm