Your two goals in college are to develop your social skills and to graduate with a 3.7+ GPA.
Why is college so important for the development of social skills?
College is the last time you will be in a “bubble”. During freshmen and sophomore year, you live in dorms surrounded by people who are in your stage of life and are all eager to meet each other. Even by junior year, you can feel the bubble pop as kids move off-campus, friend circles become more concrete, and social mobility becomes impossible.
College is your last chance to take advantage of the similarity to your peers who are sleeping on the same floor as you, eating in the same dining hall as you, and taking the same classes as you.
When you are working, you tend to make friends in the same industry and same income bracket as you (the rich and poor freshmen sleep in the same dorms, eat the same food, and take the same classes).
During grad school, some students could be engaged, married, or married with kids. Other students could be coming straight from undergrad, from working a few years, or choosing to transition careers.
College is the last time you will feel an overwhelming sense of similarity with the people you see every day. Take advantage of it by being social and meeting people.
Maintaining a 3.7+ GPA is important to pass resume filters for jobs and to attend a top-MBA program (a 2-year vacation which you wanna attend on a scholarship, so you can socialize and build businesses).
This is easy.
Top jobs filter resumes based on GPAs (anything less than a 3.5 is in the trash — especially through online submissions).
MBA programs want applicants with high GPAs so they can be ranked higher. They’ll only give you a scholarship (aka “invest in you”) if you’re a top applicant. Top applicants have good GPAs.
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