"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity."| A UPenn Student's Advice on Balancing Life

We had the opportunity of interviewing Uday Tripathi, a student at the University of Pennsylvania about: Balanced Life Uday is: The President of MUSE Consulting, The President of Engineers in Medicine, An Engineering Teaching Assistant, Co-Founder of Golden Gate Editing (college application consultant), Valedictorian of his class in high school, Scorer of 5s on all of 8 of his AP exams, A Merit Semifinalist, and a Scholar Athlete. Uday shares with us: " I wish I had relaxed a little more and taken advantage of new opportunities more..." "No matter how hard school got, getting on the baseball field always cleared my mind and gave me a couple of hours every day where I could reset and get back into a mindset that would let me perform well academically...." Q: What is one thing you wish you knew while you were in high school? A: I wish I had relaxed a little more and taken advantage of new opportunities more - I was wrapped up in the idea that every single quiz in high school would determine what college I would get into and how my future would play out. Looking back, I could have gotten the same results with far less effort and taken advantage of fun activities more (e.g. homecoming skits, dance competitions, etc.). I definitely had my fair share of fun in high school (I definitely didn’t lock myself in my room all the time to study), but I could have had more if I had just chilled out a little bit. I definitely have relaxed more in college and have been very happy with how my experience has turned out. Q: Our aspirations can lead to us sometimes sacrificing our physical or mental health. Were you able to keep them in shape? If so, how? A: Sports have always been a huge part of my life, especially in high school. No matter how hard school got, getting on the baseball field always cleared my mind and gave me a couple of hours every day where I could reset and get back into a mindset that would let me perform well academically. Even now, I find playing pickup basketball and lifting weights in college has kept me grounded in a similar fashion and has acted as my escape whenever I am stressed. Learn more about Uday and his experience on his LinkedIn account. Think you know someone or are someone that can give some advice? Fill out this form here! Have more questions based on what you’ve read? Submit them here!

"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity."| A UPenn Student's Advice on Balancing Life

We had the opportunity of interviewing Uday Tripathi, a student at the University of Pennsylvania about: Balanced Life Uday is: The...