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Taylor Pettit
Taylor Pettit
Professional Golf Management
“I was given an environment to turn classroom material into real life experiences while being able to network with top industry leaders.”
  • Business Major: Professional Golf Management / Marketing
  • Graduation Date: December 2014
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Current Position: Assistant Golf Professional, Olympia Fields Country Club
  • On the Job: Our staff is responsible for managing the daily golf operations of a high-end private 36-hole country club.
Why did you choose to attend Mississippi State University?

The atmosphere surrounding the university is absolutely incredible. Immediately after stepping foot on campus I knew attending Mississippi State was going to be the best decision of my life.

How did you select business as your major?

Golf was always a huge part of my life growing up. My father was a golf professional for many years and he suggested that this would be a great way to turn my passion for golf into a lifelong career.

How did the College of Business prepare you for your career?

The required internships for the PGA Golf Management program were huge for my personal and professional development. I was given an environment to turn classroom material into real life experiences while being able to network with top industry leaders! Successful internships are what employers look for in the graduates that they hire and the College of Business helped me to secure them.