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Mississippi State University is defined by its many success stories â€” and who better to tell these stories than the people who are living them every day.
That's the purpose of The MSU Experience, a series of photographs and videos in which members of the campus community explain why they've chosen MSU as the place for learning, discovery, and personal and career success.
"The MSU Experience gives viewers a sense of what it's like to be a part of the university through the eyes of a diverse cross-section of students, faculty and staff," said Sid Salter, MSUâ€™s â€Žchief communications officer. "Their stories prove that no matter who you are or where you come from, Mississippi State is a place where you can find more opportunities to lead, participate and excel.â€ť
The MSU Experience is the latest in a series of communications tools that tie into a soon-to-be-launched branding initiative highlighting the many ways MSU is driven to make a difference. Strengths include diversity, cross-campus collaboration and a supportive and nurturing environment for students.
Other tools include a new social media hub, a revamped website and www.WeRingTrue.com, an innovative social media initiative that reinforces MSU's standing as a world-class academic research university.
This fall, Mississippi State is welcoming the largest and most academically advanced freshman class in its history. With an enrollment of more than 20,000, Mississippiâ€™s leading university comprises students from all 50 states and 88 countries.
Student-led teams at Mississippi State are involved in a number of research and development projects with state, national and global impacts. They are working to get unmanned aerial systems flying safely in the nationâ€™s airspace, designing the car of the future, and generating solutions to world hunger, to name just a few.
"Being a leader is reflected in everything we do, including how we tell our stories and promote our accomplishments to prospective students," Salter said. "The people of Mississippi State are our ambassadors to the world, and The MSU Experience is another tool they can use to promote the great things happening here every day."
The MSU Experience is available at msuexperience.msstate.edu.
Learn more about Mississippi State and sign up for the #WeRingTrue program at www.WeRingTrue.com.