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.
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
The Center for the Creative Economy, located in the back of the first floor of the Depot, has been around for quite some time, but the new rubric ‘CREA’ is brand spanking new! Now you can search for all of their courses in their own designation on the schedule of classes. I know many of
This is one of the many reasons I love working at an art school in a research institution. Funding and research opportunities like these! Please read on to learn about how you can get a financial boost to take your ideas from your head to real life. Absolutely hands down, please attend an information session,
As you’re settling in to classes this first week, you may have noticed some new yellow boards in some of the arts buildings. These boards are part of a new posting procedure that went into effect January 1, 2019. Full details can be found here. Thank you for helping us keep our spaces tidy and
Internship Support Grants are open and rolling! Click the link to apply, read the requirements, and better understand the mission of this funding. Internships are a proven pathway into the world of work, whatever that means for you. It’s an opportunity to better understand a field or a specific organization, make connections (and have ah-hah!
The Wellness Resource Center, to further the efforts of our JED Campus initiatives, is convening a University-wide Student Mental Health Advisory Board to assist in the development of educational campaigns for students. These campaigns will be focused on increasing resilience and coping strategies, increasing help seeking for mental health and reducing the stigma related
Monday October 15 is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia for the November 6th elections. Check your status at vote.org VA Online voter registration Virginia offers online voter registration. You should know: you need a Virginia ID and a Social Security number to use Virginia’s online voter registration system. If you don’t have
A VCUarts alumni, Brett Payne reached out to me to let me know that the Marin Agency is looking to purchase student artwork for up to $1500. Please reach out to Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, it sounds like they are open to 3D work in addition to 2D, which includes proposals for murals inside
Please see the note below from Dr. Daphne Rankin, Associate Vice Provost. If you are a first generation student, congratulations! It’s an honor that you’ve achieved this bold step here with us at VCUarts! The Division of Strategic Enrollment Management has launched an initiative focused on promoting the success of our first-generation college students–defined as
April Career Events THIS WEEK Careers in the Commons: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Tuesday, April 10, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Outside the Commons Theater, University Student Commons Meet & Greet: Savage Apparel Tuesday, April 10, 3 – 5 p.m. VCU Career Services University Student Commons, Room 143 UPS First Step Interview Session Wednesday, April 11,