2009 Ecampus Graduates

Kyla Knudson - Pursuing her passion

B.S. Natural Resources
Fairfax, VA

Kyla Knudson

What does completing your degree mean to you? How do you feel it will improve your life and career?
Completing my degree in natural resources is one of my greatest accomplishments to date. As an older student returning to university after having been in the workforce for almost 10 years, it was an incredibly daunting task when I first began! However, after three and a half years of working full time and taking two classes every term, I'm thrilled to have made it! I have recommended OSU Ecampus to several of my friends also considering a return to school as the availability of classes, work at your own pace and personal advisor make completing your degree very achievable.

A Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources will help me make the career change from business to the natural resources field I have been yearning for over the past 10 years!

Why did you choose to complete your degree online through OSU Extended Campus? What did you like about this method of education?
As I work full time and travel extensively for my job, I needed a university that offered all courses online so that I could work at my own pace, during my free time and I could still keep on top of coursework. The flexiblity this method of education offers is unsurpassed along with OSU's course options for distance learning. For any future studies, this is the method of education I would select again. It was intimidating to think of going back to school, but OSU made it so easy and user-friendly, I never had to worry about administrative issues in completing my degree, I simply had to focus on the coursework which was such a relief.

Did you have an instructor or advisor who was influential in helping you succeed as a distance student?

Marge Victor was my advisor and was a tremendous help. She was able to guide me through all the courses I needed to complete my degree with ease and proficiency that put my mind at ease while I was trying to manage work and school simultaneously. Her frequent words of encouragement helped me see that I was indeed making headway towards my goal.

What will your Ecampus degree allow you to do that you were unable to do before?
Completing my Ecampus degree is one step towards my goal to making a career change. On a personal note, earning a degree in a field I am so passionate about helps complete me as a person. This degree is symbolic of the person I want to be. I learned so much over the past three and a half years that was of such personal interest to me, the class work and time necessary to complete the work never felt burdensome. I will proudly hang this degree on my wall in plain sight as it will be a reminder to me that anyone can do anything with a little courage and dedication.

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