John-Taylor Corley is a landscape architecture major from Poplarville, Mississippi. He anticipates graduating in May 2018. The people are what he misses most about home. He comes from a small town of roughly 2,000 people, where everyone knows everyone. We asked John-Taylor to list his favorite thing about MSU. "There are too many things I love about MSU to narrow it down to one favorite. But, I will say the professors make the university what it is today. They make me want to be the best that I possibly can be and encourage me to step out of my comfort zone to become better than before. Without the support of my professors, I would not be where I am today." John-Taylor says he likes the fact that the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has many essential resources. "As a student, I am offered an unbelievably wide range of resources and connections through CALS, whether it is scholarships, opportunities to tell incoming students about my MSU experiences, or connecting with alumni." In John-Taylor's free time, you can find him with a freshly brewed cup of coffee headed to travel into his next adventure around the world. "With graduation fast approaching, I am still trying to figure out what I want to be doing. I am considering applying for graduate school in urban design, but the thought of being able to graduate and start earning a paycheck is also in the back of my mind. I am currently interning for a Landscape Architecture firm in Memphis. Hopefully, after this experience, I will have a better idea in mind by next May."
How to Become a Bulldog
- Apply to MSU.
- Make sure you submit the $40 application fee, official transcript, your official test scores (ACT & SAT), and any college coursework you have completed.
- Fill out the Scholarship resume and submit by December 1st for Competitive scholarships, August 1st for Leadership & Service Scholarships.
- Fill out your housing application by April 1st.
- Come to Academic Insight.
- Complete the FASFA.
- Register for Orientation.
- Welcome to the family!