How to be a successful student

Write a technical paper

https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~mernst/advice/write-technical-paper.html

Schedule a meeting

https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~mernst/advice/schedule-meeting.html

Get your professor to help you: suggest places to apply, recommend you to friends from industry, advise you as to the best summer(s) to get an outside job.

Advice on Research and Writing

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/mleone/web/how-to.html

Use intuitions to ask questions, not to answer them.