If you are going to a 4 year college, get involved in Formula SAE. It will give you the most hands on approach to learning design, fabrication, manufacturing, and working on a true team. Anyone one can do Formula. I'm studying construction management and have learned how to apply actual class room topics to building a car. And if I can build a car, how much harder is it going to be to work on a building? AAE, AE, ME, EE, EET, MET, ME, blah blah blah. If you are going to college, this is the best way to learn a ton about alot of mechanical things.
Project: 89 RS => AX/RR