Trying to plan out my first year in college. I was thinking of becoming a research assistant at my school, mostly so my resume is not completely blank (obviously I'll have some clubs here and there). How impressive is this role? Should I pursue it or keep my focus on having a high GPA? The extra money would be nice, but not a necessity.
Also, I have a dilemma about my plans for next summer. Will be either 1. study abroad & research project or 2. finance internship (most likely a regional boutique or non-IB role ). Apparently, recruiting for junior SA starts as early as sophomore spring, so I figure a freshmen year internship would be helpful...but I'd rather have a little more fun and do something unique.