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How can I make my college experience the most beneficial?

best classes to take, how to get involved,

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Luc’s Answer

I recommend joining clubs to broaden your experience outside of the classroom and explore different areas of activity. Most people build their careers in areas adjacent to the field in which they studied. Club participation is one of the best way to explore these areas, build a network of like minded individuals and improve your resume. I personally love to hire students who demonstrated an ability to explore outside of their classes.
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Katherine’s Answer

If you know what career you might want to pursue, use your time wisely while in school. Make sure you get all of your required classes into your schedule and take electives in areas of interest to help you gain knowledge you need to get the internships you want. Join student organizations that will help you learn about your area of career interest and also allow you to show your skills as a student leader. Join some social student organizations too (related to culture, connecting on hobbies, etc).

The classes you take will be more specific to your personal and career interests. Take electives that help you gain more knowledge for your future career (if you're studying business management, you might want to take a class in marketing and human resource management, but learning a foreign language could be helpful too if you want to work at a global company!).

Katherine recommends the following next steps:

Participate in student organizations related to your career interest and connect with your peers
Gain student leadership experience
Gain work experience through internships/part-time jobs
Take electives that can be useful in your future career
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Anthony’s Answer

Do something to stay active socially too, unless it is really easy at your school. A sorority might be a good idea, if you have the money for that. Go to your Guidance Counselor as much as you need. Enjoy your first 2 years as when you get to 3000 level classes (Jr. year), you will only have time for studying.
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