Q&A with recruiter Julianne Hudson

By: Wallace Whitfield Staff Writer

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1. What brought you to RC and why do you choose to work here? “My friend, Rachel Taylor, graduated from here back in 2016 and she invited me to come to campus. One of her professors was having people over for dinner and I thought it was cool…. David Anderson, soccer coach, asked if I would like to work here.”

2.  What is the easiest and hardest part of your job? The easiest is “being with all my coworkers. The hardest part is when a student financially can't go here—when there is nothing else you can do to get them here because of something else outside the job.”

3.  What is the most rewarding part of your job? “Making students feel known even if they don’t choose us. For example, I had a student who recently lost her mom and she couldn’t get here during the week, so I came in on a Saturday to help her with a tour of the campus.”

4.  What do you do outside of your job to stay sane and relieve stress? “I think the only way I stay sane is because of God.”

5.  Where did you grow up? “Macomb, Michigan. I would have rather grown up not in the suburbs.”

6.  What’s your favorite thing to do in the Rochester area? “Going to the different coffee shops in the downtown area.”

7. What is your most prized possession? “My family. The experiences I’ve had with having a family that cares about me.”

8.  What’s your most embarrassing moment? “When I tried out for the high school team, I got on the team and I played for a year. I had the ball and I was dribbling down the court and made a lay up on the wrong side. My family was there and they were like covering their faces. I was wondering why no one was blocking me.”

9.  What is the biggest obstacle you had to overcome? “My uncle passed away from alcoholism. It was a huge moment in my life like choosing what route. Am I going to follow in the footsteps part of my family was or follow a different path. I think the biggest obstacle was learning the beauty of life; learning that there is going to be great losses in life but how are you going to respond to them.”

10.  Who is your biggest influence? “I would have to say my parents, but more so, my mom because my mom was a stay at home mom. She went through a lot of different things in her life and just the way she remained faithful.”