Take advantage of the small student to faculty ratio. It is amazing how the professors at UPB find the time to work with individual students.
Also, don’t think that just because UPB is in a small northeast Pennsylvania town that you won’t be competitive on a global scale. Check out what graduates from this university have accomplished. Your choice to attend this university is the best decision you could have made for your future.
Also, if you don’t know that you have selected the right field of study, don’t wait to find out though dissatisfaction in what you are doing three years into your program. Speak to your advisor or someone in the dean’s office and make a good decision early on in the game. There is no shame is changing majors to best meet your strengths.