As a student, i think, there is nothing you can do to excel as an engineer someday except to study. Try to acquire as much knowledge as you can especially those related to the field you want embark on. Learn first the basics. Try to be updated to new research finding, inventions, etc. Study the different processes or means of production: at least the technical part. Be engage on many activities or projects which will give you some realization and also management and leadership skills. This is what i'm trying to do so far.. I believe it is the right way and i hope it would pay off someday. i agree to johnny. study to learn not to pass. Looking forward for your replies.... ty.