Published on 05 Nov 2017. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar
“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer”
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca
While it is common for everyone to give gifts to their loved ones and appreciate their achievements, you can make it more special & meaningful by setting your intention right. Gifts that are offered without any intention or purpose will be just a showcasing object and will not reflect any value or proposition.
This will be truer if you are going to gift an engineering student who is already stressed for infinite reasons. It doesn’t matter if you are going to gift him/ her for their birthday/ achievements or just casually, you should identify the intention of your gift and need to concentrate on how the gift is going to motivate them further. Your gift should be a motivation for the student and should encourage them to achieve more heights and success.
Giving the right gift to an engineer is not easy, it needs a special effort from you. Here are some tips that will help you in identifying the right gift,
For an engineering student, what matters is his/her ability to ‘ENGINEEER’ things!
If you want to gift an engineering student who you think will become a great engineer in future, you should give him/ her something that will take them closer in achieving their dream.
It need not be something that is very expensive, you can gift them very simple things which will increase their curiosity towards engineering and help them carve a successful career.
For instance, you can gift them a project kit which will not only be fun for them to do but also help them in acquiring additional skills and knowledge. By doing so, you are letting them know that you believe in them and want them to be a successful engineer who can make this world a better place.
Some of the gifts that you can give are:
Although these gifts seems little nerdy, they are actually not. These are the things that will define an engineer and brings the best out of them. By gifting the above mentioned to an engineering student, you will motivate them a lot and also get a satisfied feeling that you did something good which will help them in their future prospects.
Think of what gifts do you give to a 1-3 year old baby? Do you give gifts that will encourage them to play, recognize colors and sounds and make them walk improving their motor skills and coordination? It is in the same way that you should gift an engineering student something that encourages them to improve their innovation skills and creativity.
Well this is not the entire list, there are still lot of things that can be gifted to an engineering student.
So what do you think is the best gift for an engineering student? Do comment below with your suggestions.