Whats one thing you wish you knew going into college regarding engineering?
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And most importantly it's not just what you know, but who you know. Start building your network, getting to know people and growing those relationships. Get an internship to learn what the job you want to actually involves. Be ready to change, the one thing that is common is that change is good, get into the mode of continuous learning.
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I think that in addition to all of the answers so far (which are all excellent) one of the unsung skills is learning how to operate in a group. In my experience, it is a very rare situation where you operate completely alone building from end to end. Instead, you are almost always part of a team, so learning how to work with others, give and take responsibilities, and how to quickly identify and fill gaps is incredibly important. The group work you have in University is a great learning bed for how to deal with those dynamics.
Best of luck
Socially, I would say definitely get to know people and step outside of your comfort zone. There's a lot of amazing opportunities in college that you may not find anywhere else, so don't let those pass you by.