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.
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
I am just over the moon thrilled that one of our Painting & Printmaking alumna, Carita Marrow, reached out to us. Carita is now the Diversity & Inclusion Talent Program Manager at Adobe and wants to share a pretty killer opportunity with you. This is for people that have a degree in-hand, but early career. This
I think this is an interesting opportunity for anyone that is deft at design and illustration and is looking to make a little money over winter break. Please reach out to Doug Albersonalbertson100@gmail.com with any questions. Enjoy! Doug Albertson of Master Electrical is seeking a design student to render detailed images of electrical panels that
Anthem is encouraging associates to use the stairs vs. elevators by enhancing the experience with some art within the stairwell. There are 4-6 areas that we would like to add art to. The deadline to submit art and design proposals is 1/2/19 and the deadline for work to be completed or installed at Anthem
As Virginia Commonwealth University marks its 50th anniversary in 2018-19, the VCU Libraries invites students to submit their own vision or artistic articulation of “50” for a special anniversary exhibition on the Cabell Screen. Work can take the form of still images (photography or illustration), gifs or short videos. The Cabell Screen has no sound.
The Dean’s International Study Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline for submissions is Friday January 25th, 2019. Please read the criteria carefully, and make sure you meet all requirements before submitting. If you’ve never written a grant or you want feedback or need answers to questions, please come to one of two