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.
1708 Gallery is looking for a bunch of volunteers to help with lantern-making for workshops around the city leading up to InLight Richmond. The dates, times and locations are listed below! Let Erin Willett (email@example.com) or Kerry Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you’re able to help! Lantern making volunteer times: November 1st, 5:30 – 8pm –
I am thrilled to be introducing you to Anna Umbright, Senior Assistant Director: Arts, Design, & Entrepreneurship, at VCU Career Services. This is a long title to say, in a nutshell, that if you need advice, support and help with anything career-related, she’s a great contact. Nervous about networking? No problem. Not sure how to
Assistant Professor and iCubed Research Fellow Paul Rucker leads a series of workshops at the Institute for Contemporary Art Professional Development for Artists Grants: September 21, 2019 from 1-3pm This seminar will demystify the process by providing emerging, mid-career, and established artists with the skills, knowledge, and language needed to write a successful grant. Residencies:
Great internship opportunity for those of you that have some base level interface design chops and are looking to learn and grow in this area. This is brought to you via the Center for the Creative Economy (first floor of the Depot) User Experience / User Interface (UX/UI) Design Internship Looking for an internship
In an effort to centralize some of the one-off short term freelance opportunities that come to campus from the community at large, our friends at VCU Career Services have created an area in Handshake for these one-off short term opportunities. To find them, you will need to make a profile in Handshake if you haven’t
Please join us for an information session on the VCUarts research and grant opportunities on September 10th in the SGA Senate Chambers (also called the Forum Room) in the Commons. A map is here, but the space is near University Career Services and the convenience store. Regardless of who you are, or what your major
COME PRINT SOME AWESOME VCUarts SWAG!!! As part of Weeks of Welcome, VCUarts will be rolling up the Studio Two Three mobile printmaking studio to the front entrance of the Anderson (907 1/2 West Franklin) on September 17 from 11-1. We’ll have stacks of totes and bandanas at the ready for you to hand print
The Wellness Resource Center (also called The Well) is providing a new opportunity for students, centered on building resiliency. For many of us, this does not come naturally, and can take some practice and refinement. Now as as good of a time as any to start! An overview of this opportunity is below, and if
Metropolitan Gallery is an organization that VCU has worked with in the past to purchase and install work within campus buildings. Given the caliber of work here on campus they would like to open more opportunities for students to submit work for purchase. If you are interested, please read below and reach out to Ellen
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
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