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.
Enjoying your time here at VCUarts? Think it would be cool if you could tell your former high school art class about it and get a $200 scholarship? Then the VCUarts Arts Advocacy Program is for you! VCUarts Arts Advocacy Program (aka the Boomerang Program) helps high school students learn about our programs while offering
For anyone that is looking for an interesting course to fill out your schedule, you may want to peruse the attached lists of courses open to non-majors. If you have any questions at all about how these will fulfill requirements, please reach out to your advisor! Fall 2019 Arts Classes Open to Non-Majors
I’m pleased to let students know VCUarts is now accepting applications for the scholarships below! All application materials should be submitted by end of day Monday, September 30th, 2019. Detailed information can be found at arts.vcu.edu/scholarships. The links provided below will take you directly to each online application. Good luck! $1,210 Covington Scholarship Open to
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
VCUarts is now accepting applications to the Boomerang program. This is the perfect opportunity for you to go back to your high school and tell art students all about VCUarts and your experience here. You’ll get a $200 scholarship for participating! What is the Boomerang Program? The Boomerang Program is an outreach initiative designed for
The George & Nancy Woltz scholarship is a need-based* scholarship open to undergraduate juniors** in seven departments: Communication Arts, Craft & Materials Studies, Graphic Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting & Printmaking, Photo/Film and Sculpture. Online applications, including essay of 2 or less pages, will be accepted through Monday, October 15th. http://arts.vcu.edu/scholarships/woltz-scholarship/ Student must have a FAFSA on file; be a junior entering
We are currently accepting applications for the John Roos, Covington and William B. Clopton Scholarships. Please take a moment to review these award opportunities that are open to full-time VCUarts students. Applications must be submitted online using the links below by midnight September 30th, 2018 to be considered. Recipients will be notified in early November
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
The VCU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has opened their scholarships for submission. For application instructions please follow the link here. Please forward all applications by February 14 and questions to Dr. Christina Lindholm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy applications can be dropped at the VCUarts Dean’s Office, room 201 of Pollak.
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 international opportunities for creative projects through the Fulbright US Student Scholarship program, please join us at either: Tuesday, April 18, 3:30p, Pollak 201 Friday, April 28, 2p, Pollak 201
VCUarts is currently accepting applications for the John Roos, Covington and William B. Clopton Scholarships. Please take a moment to review these award opportunities that are open to full-time VCUarts students. Applications must be submitted online using the links below by end of day Friday, March 3, 2017, to be considered. Contact your department with
Applications for the 2017 Education Abroad Scholarships are now open. These include the Airfare Voucher Award, Presidential International Education Award, and Randi Buerlein Scholarship. Details on eligibility and application requirements are posted on our website here. Please contact Erin Robson (email@example.com) if you have any questions about the scholarships or issues submitting applications. Applications are