By Fiona Wilcox
Chair, Teens Take Charge Advisory Council
Hi, everyone! My name is Fiona Wilcox, and I’m the chair of the Teens Take Charge Advisory
Council. I am currently a freshman at University of Oregon, majoring in Psychology. There are two months left of school — how the heck did that happen so fast?!? — and I like to think I’ve learned some wisdom along the way.
Over the next few months, I want to dish out some advice to students heading to college in the fall. College is different from high school; there’s no escaping that fact. In many respects, I was very prepared, and in others, not so much. College is an incredible experience, but there are some things you’ve got to know before you go, otherwise it can be like navigating a foreign country without a map!
In this series of blog posts, I will discuss various aspects of college life, from ‘adulting’ to accessibility accommodations; some topics will be specific to hydrocephalus, and others will be more general. My college is a residential campus with nearly 25,000 students, so my specific experiences do not hold for everyone, but I think the lessons I share will!
Stay tuned for more, and I hope you enjoy and learn something from what I have to share!
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