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Kristen Dhuse, 2017 OSU Ecampus graduate, with her family

Plans change. Your career goals don’t have to.

One of the most important items in any parent’s toolkit is the ability to adapt to unexpected change. It’s how we get another meal on the table within minutes of our children spilling their mac and cheese on the floor. Kristen Dhuse discovered the importance of parental improvisation as soon as she and her husband, Ryan, learned they were expecting a child in 2014. Kristen was a successful engineer in the greater Seattle area and had devised a plan to put her professional life on hold while she returned to school in hopes of becoming a software developer.

On the right track: Hard work and online learning with OSU Ecampus help this family to a better life

When Albert Diaz gets home and his kids are asleep, he’ll study alongside the only Oregon State student he has met face-to-face: his wife, Samantha, a psychology major. She was the first in the family to enroll with OSU Ecampus. They have never set foot on the Oregon State campus. They both decided to apply to OSU — and become a full-fledged Beaver Nation family — thanks to a Google search. The Diaz family is a fitting example of the benefits of the university’s wildly successful distance education efforts.

Randy Ocampo, Ecampus computer science academic advisor

Behind the scenes with Randy Ocampo

Randy Ocampo knows only one way to live life: full tilt, full time. He spends his days working as an academic advisor to students in the Oregon State Ecampus online postbaccalaureate computer science program. How does he fill the rest of his hours? He has an always-on-the-go family at home, he’s pursuing his MBA on campus with Oregon State, and when he’s not consumed by those two aspects of his life, he’s an avid photographer, paints custom cars, does mixed martial arts and the list goes on.

Behind the scenes with Justin Wolford

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.

OSU Ecampus computer science students making a difference in the tech industry

Post-baccalaureate students studying computer science online through Oregon State Ecampus discuss benefits, questions and concerns regarding the program with faculty members at the Computer Science Career Showcase.