Re: New to Hookah Pro and the Hookah community
Welcome. Your best bet is to read the forums and take from it what you will. Also experience is the best teacher.
Asking for all the advice we could offer to you is like asking the same of a college professor.
Situationally I can say that since you don't have a place of your own I would grab quick light coals. Golden or 3 Kings are pretty good. If you happen to use a coil burner than get some bulk natural. The naturals a cheap and work pretty ok.
Figure out a local shop and shop around if there are more than one.