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Judith Rudge ’05

Judith Rudge

Judith Rudge

Judith Rudge

Donor Q&A

Tell us about your career. What does a typical workday look like for you?

I lead talent acquisition and talent management for Comcast's Western New England region. I've progressively been in the recruiting industry since graduating from Dickinson. A typical day involves strategy sessions with our leadership teams on how to attract more women and diverse candidates to our openings and coaching my team on how to create the best candidate experience possible. It's fast-paced and incredibly satisfying when you do see a candidate a few years later really blossom as an employee.

Can you speak to how Dickinson’s useful liberal-arts education helped you in your life?

There are too many useful things to name about my education at Dickinson. I'm a strong writer. I present my thoughts and tactical plans with our leadership teams seamlessly—and I have no fear in my heart. Dickinson made me fearless. I'm quite literally the product of a good Dickinson education and faculty who fostered a coaching culture.

What inspired your gift to Dickinson?

I give to many causes that speak to my own value system, and giving to Dickinson makes me feel connected to the success of the next generation who will lead our companies and country.

Why do you feel that it is important to give back to Dickinson?

Someone gave to Dickinson to make my own dreams a reality. I'm paying it forward in my work and also giving back to keep the circle of goodwill and giving going.

What is your favorite memory from your time at Dickinson?

That's a tough question. I ran track. I was part of Posse. I joined way too many clubs. Favorite memory is probably from my Beginning Swimming class where Coach Richards did the final class at the end of the semester and I realized unwittingly that I was really treading water, with no help! I learned how to swim! It made me cry with joy that day.

Can you tell us about what you do outside of work—hobbies, interests, etc.?

I'm currently excited to serve on two boards, Nutmeg Big Brother Big Sister in Hartford Connecticut, and CWEALF (Connecticut Women Education & Legal Fund). I cycle, and I'm obsessing with growing hydrangeas in my garden.

What is one piece of advice you would give to today’s students?

Spend your summers wisely. Those internships, whether they are paid or unpaid, will make a huge difference once it's time to apply for that first gig outside of college.


Published August 5, 2020