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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Hands down the best way to get in touch with me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
VCU Career Services hosts annual Communications, Media and Creative Fair on Nov. 4 Searching for an internship or a job? Attend the third annual Communications, Media and Creative Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 12 pm until 3 pm in the University Student Commons’ Richmond Salons. Employers from media, design and advertising will discuss internship, full- and
Customers walk into Project1 on the corner of Broad and Staples Mill on a regular basis, asking where they can buy the work of VCUarts students. Until now there hasn’t been a clean answer. For that reason, Project 1 is providing space to show and sell the work of current students and alumni that is appropriate
VCUarts has a new series called Catapult. Catapult is a series of events that are brought to you with the intention of helping you propel yourself into life after college. Whatever that means for you. The first event of this academic year is the VCUarts International Opportunity Fair. We did this last year, and it was
You know Carla-Mae from a previous post. She and her team at VCU Libraries have created this really fantastic series of important events for you. I don’t think I can say anything more than what is shared with you below other than understanding copyright laws are really important these days. Might as well arm yourself
The VCU Sculpture Department is hosting a Blood Drive benefitting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Please spread the word and consider joining us: Blood Drive Thursday, September 17 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fine Arts Building lobby 1000 W. Broad Street Walk-ins welcome! Or make an appointment at https://vadonor.org. There will be snacks and t-shirts for
If you didn’t link into a great work study job from my first round of posts, there is still time! Jobs are still open in the Depot, below. Depot Technology Assistants: The Depot, VCUarts Interdisciplinary Building, is looking for highly motivated and responsible student workers to assist the Depot Technologist in the staffing and maintenance
If you missed the opening, you can meet up with some of our proud alumni and view the great work at the closing reception Friday August 27th, 5-7pm. Details are here via FaceBook, and an image is below.
I’m excited to be piloting a new project with Jeanette Hickl, Career Consultant and liason to VCUarts. Every week (with the exception perhaps of holidays) I’ll be posting new content from Jeanette and her world from across campus in the Commons. The content will be focused on you, the world of work, and how you fit
VCUarts design talent is on Illustria’s radar. They were on campus twice last year and are really looking to build connections. VCUarts alumni are everywhere and one or two have landed at this company. (Woop! Woop!) Information on jobs and internships are below. Good luck! Illustria empowers great ideas by making design accessible. We’re
Calling all music lovers! You don’t have to be a Music major or minor to join an ensemble, take a class, or see a concert. Below is a list of classes and ensembles open to all students. Please note: classes marked with an asterisk require an audition or the permission of the instructor to enroll.
Words can not express how much I love this. Like over the moon love this. How many times have you said to yourself ‘I could do_______ if only I had the space’? I say that to myself all the time. Now’s your chance to grab some free space over the summer in the beautiful Depot