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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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.
As part of their larger portfolio (including Fulbright) the National Scholarship Office at VCU recruits potential candidates for the Summer 2019 Critical Language Scholarship competition. This scholarship and opportunity is for American students to be embedded in what is defined as a critical language so that they may grow and learn the language quickly and
The Storefront for Community Design, in partnership with VCU’s School of the Arts, is hosting a design competition to shape the future of Richmond. Called Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion, the competition asks participants to reconsider Monument Avenue’s role as a historic urban boulevard, its viability as a 5.4 mile interurban connector, its presence in
2018-2019 Graduate School Mentorship Program Announcement and Call for Applications The Graduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMP). The GSMP matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships in order to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they consider further study
Our friends at Auctus, the campus journal of undergraduate research asked me to share this message below. Enjoy! Auctus is accepting submissions of creative scholarship in a broad range of media. Auctus’ mission is to provide a curated showcase of exceptional undergraduate work. We are currently seeking submissions for the creative section (as well
The Dean’s International Study Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline is extended to 11:59pm on February 12, 2018. If you’ve never written a grant, if you want feedback or need answers to questions, please come to one of two info sessions. Wednesday 1/24 3:30pm, Pollak room 201 Friday 1/26 3:00pm, Pollak 201 Enjoy
The VCU Pre-Accelerator is the university’s premier offering for high growth and high potential student startups and founders. The goal of the VCU Pre-Accelerator is to identify and support individuals, teams, and ideas through the early stages of idea formation and business development. Students benefit from a $30,000 fund, a wide array of industry mentors,
Questions? Email Matt Woolman, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship in the Center for the Creative Economy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy and good luck! Submit your application for admission into ARTS 353 here. Please note that you will still need to register for the course, the online form does not register you.
Ghosts are real, and they are everywhere. They are artificial, natural, and something in between all at once. Ghosts are immune to time, existing in the past, present, and future. Deposits of energy that we are able to catch glimpses of in ourselves and environment. How are ghosts created? Are they energy left by
If you’re thinking about an Undergraduate Research Grant, or you’re definitely applying, I strongly advise you to attend one of two grant writing and information sessions hosted by Andrew Ilnicki, Director of Academic Technology and myself. Writing a grant that is clear and streamlined is tricky, but possible with a few tips. The last thing
November is going to kick off with a flurry of activities around Islamic art and culture! The Islamic Art Symposium will be hosted by the VMFA November 2-4, Qatar Day is November 1st, and The Anderson will have a full suite of artists as well, including YOU. Please see the call below for a juried
It is so exciting for me to have Alex come and speak to students about his experience studying at the National Institute of Design in India last spring semester. Alex was our first VCUarts student to study at NID, so he’s done a lot of trailblazing for us. If you are interested in studying in