Bryant here form the CareerVillage team. Thank you for your question! I'm wondering if your question is more focused on making the most out of the college experience, or more about making sure that college leads you to a successful life/career.
I'll specifically address making the most of your college experience. I've shared the following advice on CareerVillage before but I think it definitely applies here to your question:
As a teacher, I always told my high school students that college is exactly what you make of it. My advice for you start doing on day 1 to get the most out of your college experience. You'll see that college gives you a great amount of freedom and independence that you may be experiencing for the first time in your life (especially in a school setting). Take this freedom and seek out all opportunities available to you! Go to office hours, talk to your professors, make a commitment to attend all of your classes and study sessions, seek out tutoring, form study groups with friends/in your dorms etc. etc.
Things like undergraduate research opportunities, chances to work closely with professors and other faculty (Maybe in the lab or out in the field), and extra curricular activities ( ie. student publications or clubs and service programs) are great ways to start expanding your educational and professional network while in college. It's always good to have an idea of how you want to be involved with your university because being involved is a great way to get your name out there! Getting involved is an awesome way to best prepare for landing a career once you earn your college degree. Once you begin college, you will inevitably find brand new things that peak your interest that you may want to get involved with, which is great! Seize these opportunities to leave college with a vast network of contacts, mentors, colleagues, and friends that you can use to support your career path.
It's so easy for students to not seek out different opportunities and stay in their comfort zone because there isn't anyone telling them that they have to. My advice for you, seek out as much as you can from your college/university and you will undoubtedly have a great experience.
Best of luck as you continue to explore college opportunities!