Branden, I cannot personally answer your last question, because for me 'life after college' was more college life after college. In other words I became an academic (doctoral student, then PDF, and then the professorial route). I hope that others can answer you. You have done well to join the Atheist Physicists group. Try asking questions there.
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Thanks kalliope, and to answer your question, i'm young and Harvard seems like a good university to go to. I would also go to schools that your saying,just wherever life takes me, do you know Any other good universities that i might be able to get into? As of now, im in the 8th grade and taking geometry and all advanced classes with a 4.0 gpa, when i get to high school, ill already be in algebra 2, taking avid, and some other stuff of what i choose, i want to have a full schedule and leadership classes such as csf or (at eastside high school) a lion leader.
Branden, to answer your questions I begin by saying that you have picked a most difficult subject and you have chosen a top university.
Therefore, the major difficult problem is getting in---namely passing the interviews and entrance examinations.
Therefore again, while specialising in physics read widely on all school subjects during the coming years in order to show that you are an all rounder, while within physics study every aspect of physics that you are able to encounter. Read the science magazines and the e-magazines. Learn more than you are being taught in class. Be generally familiar with everything scientific. In addition, specialise deeply in something that will look outstanding on paper on your CV and can be raised at interviews. Make yourself look different in some way from the other candidates. This is what I did when I applied and got into Oxford University age 17 all those years ago when it seemed impossible for what otherwise looked like another ordinary guy. I wish you well. You being a young atheist already shows that you are inherently smarter than many of your peers.