DIY Finals Care Package

DIY Finals Care Package

In the next few weeks, many college students will begin to prep for finals. Back in undergrad, I loved opening my mailbox to find a package slip. It would turn out to be a finals care package from my parents stuffed with all the essentials.

Finals Care Package

My parents would often send out a finals care package to my other cousins around the time of their finals, too. They would stuff these packages with all of my favorite things: M&Ms, granola bars, trail mix, gum, and a handwritten letter to get me through long hours in the library or the edit room. These packages were a god-send. By senior year, I came to depend on these care package to fuel me through projects and exams.

Fatima and I were reminiscing about finals week and all of the memories we shared with friends in the library. Our friend Stephanie would be able to snag a great spot in the back of the library with the prime desk space. Eight to ten of us would crowd around and camp out all week. We would rotate our seats as we would cycle in and out of our finals. It started off serious with everyone working and writing papers, and then turn into FaceTime video conferencing with the people sitting next to us. Slowly, the week would go on and the group would get smaller as our friends finished their finals.

Finals Care Package

We looked forward to the occasional breaks like the flash mob that started in the student center, walked over the unispan and ended up in the library. Finals week was filled with some great memories.

With just three weeks left in my MBA program, I am at the finish line of a long, three-year race. While we don’t have a traditional ‘finals week,’ these next few weeks will feel just like that since this is my last class. These few weeks will be dedicated to a major research project. Cue the stress eating.

Finals Care Package

We sat down and brainstormed what a combined finals week care package would look like today. It’s filled with all of the essentials anyone would want:

Finals Care Package

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Finals Care Package

DIY Finals Care Package