Prize another step on a stellar career ladder
LAW student Madeleine Rudge has her eyes set on the future and now she’s received a bursary to help her on her way.
Ms Rudge, 23, was awarded the 2015 Women’s Network bursary by Maurice Blackburn Townsville, where she will complete work experience as part of the prize. She will also receive $ 1000, which she plans to use to fund her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Ms Rudge is in her final year of a Bachelor of Law/ Arts at James Cook University and the bursary would hopefully help her take the next step once she graduates.
“It’s come at just the right time,” she said. “I really want to pursue a career in indigenous community development so that could take me anywhere.”
The Townsville local said she’s open to staying in the city or going elsewhere to find work next year.
Ms Rudge has been volunteering at the Townsville courts and said it was great gaining extra insight into the legal profession.
“You see the justice system through the perspective of the court users,” she said. “It’s a system real people go to to solve their real life problems.”
Ms Rudge also volunteers with indigenous initiatives such as ARTIE, a program working with high school students.
BIG GOALS: JCU’s Madeleine Rudge will do work experience with Maurice Blackburn's Rene Flores and get a $ 1000 bursary.