With the help of OSU’s military certifying officials and other support services, Bryan enrolled in the fisheries and wildlife sciences degree program online where he’s learning to take what he enjoys doing most and apply it toward a future lifelong career giving back to his local community in Central Oregon.
Ecampus business administration Todd Van Hess says what he’s learning in class is already making him a better employee – and in turn, a better prospective leader in the future. “I learn something new every term. I thought I knew all of the answers, but the course work definitely sheds a lot of light on some of the bigger picture items.”
“We make it possible for people to pursue their dreams and aspirations through education. Most of these folks are place bound or working full time and they wouldn’t be able to further their education otherwise,” says OSU Ecampus Marketing Manager Dan Miles.
Beginning this fall, a new endowed scholarship aims to support aspiring teachers participating in an innovative partnership between OSU and the Beaverton School District.
What started as a part-time college job for Kyle Whitehouse – and something she calls a stroke of “luck” – has since become a lifelong career built largely on helping Oregon State University students succeed. Her 15 years at Oregon State have seen her take on roles as a career counselor, academic advisor, instructor of OSU Ecampus online courses, and more.
Justin Wolford took awhile to discover that teaching computer science was his desired profession. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications, then enrolled at Oregon State to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science. After an internship at NASA, he soon realized that he liked teaching more than research, so he exited the CS program after earning his master’s. Now he’s an instructor in OSU’s highly popular, online post-baccalaureate computer science program.
While many students say flexibility is what drives them to enroll in on-campus classes during summer term, others say their motivation includes additional perks unique to OSU Summer Session.
Kristy Trevino’s investment – time and money – in the field of chemistry was significant. She zig-zagged the country and devoted a decade of her life to studying the science and several more years capitalizing career-wise on her academic success. She was a chemist because chemistry is what she’d always done. Until one day it wasn’t.
OSU’s College of Education will provide training for up to 80 Oregon teachers who work with students learning English under a new $2.5 million federal grant.
In the 2015-16 academic year, more than 480 OSU student-athletes across all sports – over 80 percent – took at least one OSU Ecampus online class to supplement their on-campus studies.