Dartmouth Engineering

Stephanie (Mayer) Rudick

Current Employer
Job Title
Strategy & Operations, Immersive Computing

During my Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Tufts University and Masters of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering, I worked in both engineering at M.I.T's Lincoln Laboratory (part of the Department of Defense) and consulting at Monitor Group (now a part of Deloitte). Upon graduation from Dartmouth in 2009, I joined Opera Solutions, a small consulting firm with a focus on analytics, which allowed me work in a variety of industries and disciplines, continue to develop my business acumen and participate in the early days of an emerging trend, big data. In 2011, with a significant share of my experience in the financial services, I joined Merrill Lynch's strategy team, where I focused on pricing, organizational design, and business intelligence strategy. In 2013, interested in returning to my engineering roots and passionate about emerging technologies, I joined Google's Cloud business, which was still relatively nascent. In Clould, I performed a number of roles and ran a few different teams in the strategy and operations space, spending time on topics such as organizational structure, international strategy, key performance metrics, and branding. In 2017, after the maturation of the Cloud business, I transitioned to Google's Immersive Computing team which engineers the platforms for our AR and VR technology and products such as Google Lens and Tiltbrush.

Previous Work Experience
Merrill Lynch, Strategy Associate, 2011-2013 Opera Solutions, Consultant, 2009-2011
MEM Internship Company Name
Monitor Group (Now Deloitte)
MEM Internship Title
Summer Consultant
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
I chose the Dartmouth MEM because of the university's prestige, program's structure/academic rigor and the campus culture.
What was the most valuable part of your MEM internship experience?
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
The Dartmouth MEM exposed me to host of business disciplines which I would have otherwise not experienced, and allowed to dramatically diversify my skill set, but also build unpon my technical background. The coursework in business (e.g. finance/accounting, strategy, operations), the hands on experience with analysis / analytics, and the team project work integrated into all of the classes not only enabled me to secure a job in my desired field, but also laid the foundation for success in my first (and subsequent) roles.
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
It's difficult to pin down one memory - there were so many! But overall, I'll never forget the fun and collegial feeling of spending time with friends & peers in our Murdough study area between classes - there was also a new topic to debate, class assignments to partner on, story to share and fun to be had.
How would you summarize your Dartmouth MEM experience?
Door opening