Maddie Sibilia

Director of Participant Recruitment

Hometown: 
Sugar Hill, Ga
Major: 
Aerospace Engineering
Year: 
2018

Best advice for an incoming student: 
Challenge yourself! Whether it be joining a club you'd never thought you'd join, taking a really difficult class, or striking up a conversation with a stranger, you will learn and grow the most by getting out of your comfort zone. There are endless ways in which Tech will teach you that you are more capable than you imagined, but it's up to you to take advantage of every opportunity you have and every situation you find yourself in. Push yourself, push expectations, push limits, and you will find yourself thriving! But also remember that there is so much more to Tech and to life than a grade on a test - get enough sleep, bond over late night pizza with friends, sing the fight songs proudly, and be passionate about what you do.

Why should you come to Wreck Camp?: 
Wreck Camp is the best three days of the year! I was a camper back in 2014, and knew almost nobody at camp; but because of that, I was pushed to get out of my comfort zone and get to know some of my fellow incoming students. Wreck Camp gave me peers to tackle my first year at Tech with, older friends and mentors to help guide and support me, and an appreciation and love for Georgia Tech that I may not have gained otherwise. Our Institute is so wonderfully diverse in every sense of the word, and each year since I was a camper, I've learned something new about its student body, something new about myself, and countless more reasons to love Georgia Tech. Wreck Camp was hands-down the best start to college I could have ever asked for, and it continues to be the best way to start each new year!