Bailey Little

Staff

Hometown: 
Flowery Branch, GA
Major: 
Civil Engineering
Year: 
2017

Best advice for an incoming student: 
Decide what is important to you and what you'd like to get out of Tech (or your time in college in general) and prioritize the top three-ish. It is easy to become almost too focused on academics here, but that would be a waste of all of the other incredible opportunities Tech has outside of the classroom. I think to be the best student you can be and to get a truly fulfilling experience out of Tech, you should have a small variety of interests without spreading yourself too thin. A good rule of thumb is one focus that keeps your grades up, one focus that keeps you healthy, and one focus that brings you joy. As a high school student that did everything (which I'm sure many incoming students can relate to), I found it incredibly refreshing to be able to prioritize and focus on what was truly important to me rather than just going through the motions for the sake of being involved.

Why should you come to Wreck Camp?: 
Georgia Tech is an incredible institute filled with countless opportunities, and it can, understandably, be overwhelming to be a new student here. The caliber of students, faculty, curriculum, research, etc. surrounding you at all times is simultaneously very inspiring and very intimidating. Wreck Camp is a great chance to get acquainted with the awesome resources Tech has to offer, get to know a camp full of current students you can get to know and work with, and learn all of the deep rooted traditions that connect Tech students across generations. Wreck Camp does a great job of making what could seem a little scary seem very exciting instead. Through Wreck Camp, new students can ease their transition process while also meeting new people and having a blast!