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 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
Part-time School of Medicine Web Assistant VCU School of Medicine Web Services is seeking to hire a part-time student worker to assist with ongoing website support, website maintenance, and website management needs for its portfolio of 30+ websites. Duties and responsibilities include: · Working with and supporting the needs of School of Medicine Web Services
Our friends at the da Vinci Center for Innovation have asked for this message about their latest challenge to get into your hands. If you’re interested in energy, education and healthcare, read on! The da Vinci Center for Innovation has officially launched our Innovation Challenges! All students (professional, graduate, and undergraduate) are invited to submit
The Depot soundstage / cyc wall will be back up and taking reservation requests from VCUarts students and faculty on October 15th. Reservation requests can be made via the soundstage request form found on the VCUarts website under – About -> Facilities -> The Depot. The reservation request form has been updated to include the color
On Friday, November 9, VCUarts will be hosting a market for current art students selling their art and work at The Depot. This event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to start their holiday shopping by supporting the next generation of artists. All student vendors must apply for a complimentary booth,
Tasmeem Doha is an international design conference held at our sister campus in Qatar! As part of the conference, students are invited to lead a workshop for attendees which is a fantastic flipped model! If you would like more information please read on, or attend the information session on November 7, 12pm, room 152 in the