Hi, I am a triple major (physics/astronomy/linguistics) at the end of my freshman year. I haven't really decided on a particular career path, but I have a very strong and genuine interest in these subjects. After reading some of the threads where other physics and astronomy majors posted their qualifications, I realized that I am nowhere near their level; I am worried that, because I go to a very large public university, I won't stand out and will miss some very good opportunities as a result. So, my question is directed towards other, more experienced students: What would YOU recommend a student like me do to appear desirable to research and graduate programs? Is there anything that you wish that YOU had done but didn't when you were in my position? What are the best programming languages to learn, and what year did you get involved in undergraduate research? Thank you very much to anyone who answers this log question.