What is the best advice I can give my student?

Answer: 

This is a loaded question but assuming that the question refers to academics the best advice is: “GO TO CLASS.” Followed closely by; take notes, complete your homework, ask questions, participate in discussions and find a good group of classmates to study with. Interestingly, once a student is attending class he tends to be out and about doing other positive things like meeting new people, participating in intramural sports and joining student groups, all of which round out his education and connect him with others in the community.