Finding Greatness: Brison Mills

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 12:00 AM
Categories: Students | Finding Greatness | Pressroom | School of Information Technology

Dublin, GA


Active in student government and Dublin Campus activities, Brison Mills is a senior IT major at Middle Georgia State University and a U.S. Army veteran.

Full Name: Brison Mills.

Hometown and Residence: East Dublin.

High School: East Laurens High, where he participated in track and field and cross country.

Family: Brothers Ezra Mills and Clayton Mills.

Employment: Full-time student.

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Engineering.

Class Rank: Senior.

Primary Campus: Dublin.

Activities: Anime club, CAB (Campus Activity Board), SGA (Student Government Association).

Career Goals: “I want to be a software engineer and work for NASA. I want my work to have an impact for the good of humanity and help us continue to reach for the stars.”

He chose Middle Georgia State University because …”I had just gotten out of the military and I wanted to go back to school to get my degree. My mother was also sick at the time so I thought it would be best to come back home and go to school in the area. That way I could look after her and go to school at the same time.”

The greatest thing he discovered about Middle Georgia State was …"The people. Most importantly, the staff. The staff at the Dublin Campus are amazing at not just their jobs but with helping students, period. If you need advice they are great people to go to. I enjoy hanging out with them and just talking.”

His greatest academic experience as a Middle Georgia State student has been … “That’s a tough one. There have been so many. I had a great experience when I went with other SGA members to Dahlonega, Ga., where we went through team-building and leadership exercises. I was able to meet so many new people and learn so much. Life is made up of smaller experiences so you should have as many as possible.”

To him, “greatness” means … “Some people define greatness by winning a tournament or getting a lot of money and becoming famous. Those things are amazing, I hope to have some of those things in my life. But at the end of the day I think that greatness just means being happy with whatever you do. You might have a lot of money and all of those other things that I mentioned but if you aren’t happy, what’s the point?”

In five years … “Another tough one. I would love to be working for NASA but the question is, how do I get there? After I finish my degree I will more than likely find a job as a software engineer at a tech company. There are a couple that I am currently looking at that I think are really good. I will probably stay there for three to four years before I try to get on at NASA. That’s my plan so far.”