The typical undergrad receives care packages full of candy, maybe a roll of quarters, fuzzy slippers, grandma’s cookies…etc, etc. Once you’re in grad school care packages change. You’re no longer seen as a candy popping, fuzzy slipper wearing undergrad, you are a “professional”…sort of.
A professional in the sense that you’ve moved on from the undergraduate career and now you only believe in serious things, preferably serious things related to your field of study.
I got a care package from my parents last week. These are the contents:
Student Loans forms…alot of them
Modern Steel Construction magazines from the last two months
Civil Engineering magazine
American Society of Civil Engineering monthly newsletter
This post is dredged with sarcasm, but thanks mom & dad. As you know, I do actually read these magazines (although my department now provides me with a monthly issue of MSC).
but you can throw in some cookies and maybe some gummy bears next time as well…