Hello, I have a friend and she is very troubled. She is studying mechanical engineering in Turkey's top 10 to 15th university. She wants to change her school but she needs to study for the university exams again which steals one year of her life. She believes that graduating from her school will kill her admission chances for top gradschools. (Top 30-50 in US) She also doesn't like the envoirment in her school she says that noone cares about engineering they are all here to graduate and get a job. She finished her first year with a 3.2 GPA (she didn't study or care she is depressed she didn't do well in university exams last year) I am trying to convince her that with a fine GPA and GRE score and undergrad research she can do very well. What should she do and what are research opportunities for an undergraduate student outside of school she needs some advice from relevant people to her my words doesn't mean a thing. Also she feels like she can fail in university exams again, which will destroy her.