One of the more impactful, but easiest ways that I think anyone can make a difference is to talk to someone who is younger about their future. This does not mean a serious five hour conversation or anything, it can simply be a ten fifteen minute conversation over coffee. I honestly wish that I had asked an upper classmen about how they ended up choosing what they are pursuing in college or even why they are going to the college that they are going to. I honestly never really thought to ask for guidance, not that I was stubborn and thought I knew everything, but it never crossed my mind as to how valuable their experiences and advise might be.
If I could choose again, I probably might not have gone to University of Pennsylvania. I am in no way saying I do not like the school, but I feel that maybe there might be a school that would be more fitting for my personality and what I want to do with my life. Many people at my school seem like they want to work for large companies and corporations or go to law and medicine. Right now, I do not know if that is the path for me, but since so many large companies come to Penn, I feel like I might have to go that road and it will make my parents happy.