Best advice for an incoming student:
My best advice for an incoming student was actually given to me during my first semester at Tech, and I still think it was one of the best pieces of advice I was given as a first year. My advice is to find three things to do at Georgia Tech outside of classes during your first year. When you start getting into the semester, you will find that classes can be challenging and you might be tempted to stay inside studying all day. However, I found that my first year was enhanced when I found activities that kept me active, social, and engaged with the GT campus. In high school, I felt like everyone pushed me to be involved with every club offered. In college, it's just not possible to do that. Therefore, find three things that you are truly passionate about and that make you happy. For example, mine were greek life, getting involved with my major, and going to the gym. I was not only staying healthy and social, but I was finding ways to learn more about myself and Georgia Tech. You will quickly find that making time for these things will make you a better student and a happier person. If you need help finding activities or clubs to join, try looking on the Georgia Tech organization page or at the CRC intramural opportunities. Georgia Tech has so many things for you to do from playing sports, knitting on the Clough stairs, eating lettuce in a competition, and also joining business organizations, orientation programs, and even pre-health organizations. You will never be bored at Tech!
Why should you come to Wreck Camp?:Out of everything I've done at Georgia Tech, Wreck Camp has been one of the best, most memorable experiences I've ever had. At Wreck Camp, you will meet friends that stay with you through college. You will meet mentors who will support you, encourage you, and help you feel comfortable at GT. You will learn not only about everything Georgia Tech has to offer, but you will also learn about yourself. When people ask me to describe Wreck Camp, I get this brilliant, happy, excited feeling in my chest that is hard to put into words. I tell them, "it's fun, crazy, emotional, excitement, educational, and most of all, unforgettable," but even then, those words can't do it justice. As a rising senior, I promise you that you won't regret signing up. This experience will bring you into a network of some of the most caring, humorous, dedicated people you will ever meet. You should come to Wreck Camp because you will be connected to a long line of students who have shared this camp with so many others before you. You should sign up because you will never get to have this experience again, and I know so many people who wish they had done it. You should join us at Wreck Camp because we want to meet you and help you on your journey through Georgia Tech. No matter who you are or where you come from, we are here for you and so excited to see you at camp!