Senior year of college is a challenging and emotional time for students, filled with confusion, exploration and preparation. While completing a thesis project is essential for obtaining a degree, many students find it overwhelming due to the competing demands of job hunting or post-graduation preparation. The word ‘thesis’ itself can induce anxiety and feelings of inadequacy, making it daunting to select a topic and complete the project.
The Thesis Kit is a thesis project questioning the term ‘thesis’ itself. It presents the thesis as an opportunity for creative exploration and personal growth, rather than a solitary and daunting task. The kit is packaged in a playful box filled with fun items, intended to motivate and inspire seniors as they embark on the next phase of their careers. The kit uses messy handwriting and hand-drawn illustrations that juxtapose with clean bold typeface to convey the personal voice and thoughts on the thesis process, reflecting the anxiety and stress of senior students.
The Thesis Kit offers a humorous and satirical approach to the thesis process, encouraging students to approach their work with a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of purpose. It fosters a sense of camaraderie and shared experience among students who may feel lost or overwhelmed in their senior year. The kit provides a lighthearted break from the stresses of the thesis process, allowing students to relax and approach their work with a positive mindset.