Engineering Major Transfer
I got into a local state university and even have scholarships, but I want to transfer to a UC (Berkeley, LA, or SD), Cornell, Columbia, or CalTech/MIT (emphasis on reach). My question is not if there is a chance for me getting in (I've read the stickies), but what I need to show the application readers in terms of extracurricular activities.
My selected major is computer science and engineering. I've tried some on-the-side projects with programming and mechanical engineering. I really want to appear like a good transfer applicant, but I'm not fully sure what types of extracurricular activities in college would help me.
Does anyone have recommendations? Ideas?
P.S. I'm still in HS (Senior), but I want to get a head start. I blew off my application like an moron until near the deadlines, so I want to avoid that this time. I'm trying to transfer into the UCs after college freshman year and if I'm not satisfied with the UCs, I will try the Ivies sophomore/junior year.
P.P.S I'm asking for advice, not hate. Please keep the "you should have put in more time" replies to a minimum if possible. I've had to live with my decisions and regret. I get it. Thank you.