If I only knew then …

Graduate school is all about research, so if you are planning on going to graduate school then you should get involve in research as early in your undergraduate career as possible. You can do so by taking an independent study with a faculty member at your institution, or by attending at least one summer research program. Research experience will: 1) give you a taste of grad school, 2) improve your chances of getting into your top choices, as well as, receiving fellowships and scholarships, and 3) develop scientific writing skills. In summary, if you are not currently doing research, then you must do something about it.