2011 OSU Ecampus graduates

Robert Wohlers – Better with age, like a fine wine  

B.S. Natural Resources
Grants Pass, Ore.

What does completing your degree mean to you? How do you feel it will improve your life and career?
I am 34 years old and attempted to complete my bachelor's degree when I was younger. At that point in my life, I did not have the level of commitment that I do now. I definitely struggled through a few terms due to the heavy class load and working full-time. Now that I have my degree, I have a great sense of accomplishment both personally and professionally.

Why did you choose to complete your degree online through OSU Extended Campus? What did you like about this method of education?
I was able to continue to work full-time and support my family while getting the education needed to move up in my career. I also have moved out of the Corvallis area, and the Ecampus program allowed me to continue my education through OSU, which was very important to me.

Did you have an instructor or advisor who was influential in helping you succeed as a distance student?
All of my instructors were very professional and attentive in my needs and education as a distance student.

What will your Ecampus degree allow you to do that you were unable to do before?
Before, I had some work experience in the natural resources area, but many positions required a degree. I am now able to apply for positions with natural resource agencies at both the federal and state level.

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