Welcome the the wonderful world of magic. I am sure you will hear from many, many experienced magicians on this forum with some great advice. As you are just starting out, you have a HUGE advantage that the vast majority of us didn't have....the opportunity to get tons of advice on a forum like this.
Let me start the topic by telling you something you probably don't want to hear. IMHO, Magic is NOT about the "cool" tricks. Magic is a performance art. It's not the tricks, it's the performer and their ability to entertain an audience.
I am sure you will receive much great advice from some of the best minds in the business. Best of luck to you and congratulations on your upcoming graduation.