Back by popular demand, guest blogger Jon Vickers from nursing shares the seasonal fashions our students might be sporting this month.
It’s that time of year again. Finals week is fast approaching and the collective tension on campus is rising each day. As the semester draws to a close, one may start to notice more and more students dressing for their chosen profession as part of their education. Many of us don’t have the opportunity to “dress the part.” Here are some things they may be thinking about, and while it is important not to judge a book by its cover, each degree and person has unique challenges … and identifying characteristics.
What I’m wearing: Scrubs.
What does it say about me: I want to be a nurse, and bodily fluids don’t really bother me.
Why am I stressed around finals: Two words: State boards.
What I’m Wearing: My very best suit/pantsuit with the most muted colors possible.
Why I’m wearing it: I have a huge presentation worth 60 percent of my total grade for a professor who acts like he is on that show Shark Tank … and I secretly love wearing a power tie.
Why I’m stressed out during finals: Stress? Ha! Stress is my middle name. I thrive on stress, that’s why I’m a business major. Don’t you know, coffee is for closers!
What I’m going to college for: Construction Management
Why am I stressed around finals: Who knew building bridges involved so much math?
What does it say about me: I value expression, the ability to be creative and to convey emotion and passion. Oh, how wonderful it is to tell a three-dimensional story on a two-dimensional surface … and I freaking love coffee.
Why I’m stressed during finals: How the $*%# are you supposed to draw love?? Where’s my coffee?
What I’m wearing: Sweater Vests
Why am I wearing a sweater vest: Nobody knows, I could be a rocket scientist, I could be a stay-at-home dad, I could be a professional basketball player. I’m crazy man and you have NO IDEA!
Why I’m stressed around finals: Because my torso is burning up but my arms are freezing!
What does it say about me: Student Athlete just leaving practice.
Why I’m stressed around finals: We have to go where, to play what team? And I have to get what grades? You want me to practice how much? And work out when? AHHHH!!!
Where you will find me: Second floor of EIT, baby.
Why I’m stressed: Who decided to release HALO around the same time as finals!!!
My outfit: Pajamas (feet optional) that give me a level of comfort not unlike Linus and his blanket.
Where you might find me: Roaming near Starbucks, or passed out in a quiet, cozy spot in the library. Or you won’t, because I’m holed up in my room studying.
Why I’m stressed: It’s finals week. What do you expect? Bring chocolate and cheese, quick!