Something I discovered in my freshman year is that your college experience is what you make it. It sounds cliche, but it’s very true. It’s not like simply moving to college and living in a dorm will magically change your life.
If you stay in your room and play video games all day, what’s that going to do for you? If you don’t get involved and be active on campus, then of course your college experience is going to be terrible.
As I mentioned in a previous post, grades are important. They are probably the number one priority for college specifically. The whole reason you’re here isn’t to party hard, get wasted, and repeat (although that might be a good portion of your college experience). It’s to obtain a higher education so that you might be a better part of society.
So where am I going with this? It’s important to be well-rounded in college as well. It’s not like you can give up everything once you’re done applying to college. If you’re a mechanical engineer, doing hyper-loop, steel bridge competitions, and formula one is great. It’s awesome. But do something on the side as well. Swing dancing, belly dancing, fencing, Greek life, anything.
If not for yourself, do it for your resume.