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Oregon State military ambassadors can help you earn your degree online

Individual photos of four Oregon State University Ecampus military ambassadors

These military ambassadors earned their degrees online with OSU Ecampus. Now they share their valuable insights to help others succeed as students while living the military lifestyle.

Connect directly with military service members, veterans and spouses who succeeded as online students

By Tyler Hansen
June 17, 2020

Fact 1: Earning a college degree online is challenging.

Fact 2: Earning a college degree online while in the military presents challenges that very few people understand.

At Oregon State University Ecampus, we can’t tell you about an experience that we haven’t lived ourselves. But we can put you in touch with military service members, veterans and spouses who have.

That’s why we created the Oregon State Ecampus military ambassadors program that lets you chat directly with military-connected personnel who found the right work/life balance to earn their degrees online.

The ambassadors program is just one element of the wide-ranging support services for military students who learn online with Oregon State. These OSU alumni know exactly what it takes to juggle the demands of the military lifestyle and their degree requirements.

Military ambassadors’ areas of expertise

You can connect directly with an ambassador as they share valuable insights into what it’s like to be an online learner and how to succeed academically.

  • Time management
  • Work-life balance
  • Connecting with military classmates
  • Deployment and moving while in the military
  • Online learning vs. on-campus learning
  • Military support from Oregon State

“Being in the Air Force, being a single parent of two kids under 5 and going to school full time was difficult. I had to learn very fast how to better manage my time,” said Taniah Johnson, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and OSU Ecampus graduate in human development and family sciences. “The time management skills I learned at Oregon State have also helped me tremendously in my military career.”

A military-friendly institution with faculty who care

OSU Ecampus has a long, successful track record of supporting active duty military, veterans and their families. U.S. News & World Report ranks Oregon State No. 3 in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

One major reason that Oregon State Ecampus is so well-respected by military personnel is because the OSU faculty who teach online are deeply invested in helping their students succeed and making them feel like they’re a part of the university community.

“I never felt like I couldn’t ask a question. I never felt like I wouldn’t receive an answer. I think that was really important too because that way you really build this relationship with the instructor,” said Janine Romero, a liberal studies graduate whose husband serves in the Air Force. “I feel like the instructors here, they know who I am, and it’s because I was able to engage with them as often as I did.”

Take advantage of Oregon State’s military ambassador program and talk with people who have been in your shoes and can help you develop a plan to earn your degree online.

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