Blog Off: Barden ’15 vs. Delbridge ’16

It's never ogre with the CDO.

It’s never ogre with the CDO.

We like to stay pretty competitive here at The Thrill, and a Blog Off is one way we can definitively prove that one of us is objectively a better blogger (dare we say, a better person).  So we leave it to you, the reader, to decide in a blind taste test who is really better as we square off on various topics.

This week, Matt Delbridge ’16 and Joe Barden ’15 tackle a much contended topic: the personal sounding emails from the CDO. A little creepy? Maybe. Pleasant, life affirming and effective? Most definitely. Which side will prevail? Only you can decide.  Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Jobs the CDO Will Not Help You Find

Job is all like: “How does OTPHJ work if I don’t have pants?”

Hand jobs and the dude named Job in the bible. These are two types of jobs the CDO will never find you. But hey, one of them probably never existed. Which one very likely depends upon the quality of your sex life. Regardless, whether you’re graduating this year or just looking for some summer employment, you should expect that the CDO will not find you the following varieties of employment:

1. Sperm donor. With minimal degree requirements, applicants are merely expected to have a firm grip and quick hands for this entry-level job to go just swimmingly. Many recent grads have commented, “It semens to me that if this doesn’t scream ‘Symplicity’, I don’t know what the CDO is into these days.”  Continue reading

How to Be a Grown-Up: Meeting with the CDO for Real Life

Close enough.

It’s no secret that the CDO can be an über unattainable idea of a place. What do they do? Who are they? Why does Scott Layson call himself the CDOgre? Why are his emails so freaking sneaky? Well, I can’t answer the ones about Scott Layson being the biggest trickster in my life but The Thrill IS here to explain how to make the best out of your visit to the CDO so that you can go on to the career or grad school of your tiny dreams.

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10 o’clock list: Things I Would Buy With the $300 From the CDO Contest

Furniture not included

Furniture not included

As you might have already learned from the allstu, the Career Development Office is holding a contest. The prize: a $300 Amazon Gift Card. That’s right: $300 to spend on anything you want from Amazon. Maybe your order will even be delivered to you by drone. $300 is a lot of money, and you wouldn’t want to waste it on anything stupid, so I’ve compiled this handy list of some awesome products you can buy on Amazon for $300.

  1. An outdoor playhouse. Skip the housing lottery next year by taking your living arrangements into your own hands! Protip: don’t just park this crazy-cool crib in a permanent location. Skip the walk to class by camping out by the academic buildings! Going to a party on the other end of campus? Drop this baby outside and be warm in bed afterwards while your friends are walking home in the cold. Continue reading