Maya Neal

Director of Recruitment & Retention

Hometown: 
Savannah, Georgia
Major: 
Architecture

Best advice for an incoming student: 
You read it here first, but this is most certainly not the last place — take time to learn what your passions are outside of the classroom. Your experiences outside of the classroom are just as important as what you will learn in class. Whether it is a club sport, research, or Co-op, the unique opportunity to define your own path at Tech is unique. That being said you need to make sure to have a balance of extracurriculars and coursework. What I have found most helpful is to make a google calendar each semester (created a few weeks before the beginning of the semester). Cross-referencing with the GT Calendar for important dates of registration, add/drop class, OIE deadlines, etc... add your classes, and then your extracurricular commitments. It may seem overwhelming, but you can show the layout in a 3-day format, add pins from google maps, and even sync your friend's calendars.

Why should you come to Wreck Camp?: 
I would not be where I am today without the friends I have made through this program! Wreck Camp is the opportunity to start your college experience open to the idea of new possibilities. Any fears you may have coming to college there are many students who feel the same way. Wreck Camp provides you a time to make lasting friendships, a community of friendly faces around campus, and upperclassmen mentors/friends. It is a program fueled by the passion of students to help students get the most out of their college experience.