MY ADVICE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Learned the hard way
  1. Go to office hours
    I know it's terrifying to hang out with your TA's or professors one-on-one. But those study abroad/ grad school recommendations won't write themselves. Also if your grade is on the cusp, many instructors will round up for students who show effort. If you are kicking ass, go. If you are struggling and bombed the first assignment. Just go.