P. S. She is a bit shy, so this info could be important to know also.
Most Helpful Girl
Ask her questions in regards to her personal life. Show interest in the things she says, subtly compliment her.
Most Helpful Guy
Working on your general conversation skills will help. Bring up topics you know you have in common. Ask about school, her family, interests, music, food, hobbies, etc.
It doesn't always have to be conversation either. Go do something. There's always stuff to do in college. If you don't want to go anywhere, heck, just challenge her to a game of Scrabble. Tell her you bet you can kick her ass in Scrabble and see if she takes the bait.