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The basics of online learning from an OSU Ecampus student

Online classes: The basics for beginners

When I first started thinking about going to school online, I was completely clueless as to what I should expect. Of course, I knew what the internet was and the basics of how to use a computer, but I felt pretty intimidated about online classes because I honestly had no idea how earning a degree from a distance worked. Even if I was anxious and a little embarrassed about my lack of online skills, I was determined to finish my degree.

3 reasons to earn a business and communications microcredential online

The field of business and communications is rapidly evolving. And employers need people with the relevant and in-demand skills to meet organizational needs. Enter: microcredentials. In a few short courses, you can gain skills in business and communications and earn a digital badge to signify to employers your unique skills.

Taking wildlife research to the next level with online data analytics master’s program

Brent Wolf is a wildlife research biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He’s also a student in Oregon State’s online data analytics master’s program. He was drawn to the program as a way to get a leg up in his current role, and so far it has paid off. “Going for the M.S. in Data Analytics has opened some doors for me that were previously closed,” he said.

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘Consider where you want to go, not where you are’

Justin Nelson says the topics covered in Oregon State’s online environmental sciences master’s degree program are ideal for helping students who want to change careers “break into new markets and industries.” Earning a professional science master’s led Justin to a new role working in corporate sustainability strategy.

Tuition benefit from Guild Education gives workers ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to learn online

Marcus Mateus is one of a growing number of working professionals in the United States enrolling online with Oregon State thanks to collaborations with organizations like Guild Education that offer their employees and members a tuition benefit. Mateus calls it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for workers like him who now have affordable access to an Oregon State education online.

Oregon State history master’s student uses her education to bring the past to life

“I’m currently working with a few historical cemeteries to create an interactive walking experience that educates participants on the area’s history,” said history master’s degree student Jessica Sue Cole. “Bringing stories to life of those who’ve gone before us and sharing that information in a way that engages people with the past — it’s the most rewarding job I can imagine.”

Data analytics alumna: Oregon State has ‘all the tools’ for student success online

Audrey Dickinson was working as an engineer at HP in Corvallis when she realized that a better understanding of data would make her work even more impactful. Oregon State’s two-year online M.S. in Data Analytics gave her the flexibility to earn her credentials while still working full time at HP. “There are a lot of great professors and the coursework was very valuable. Right away, I applied things that I was learning to my real-life job,” she said.

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘Education is an investment in yourself, and you are worth it’

“Here’s my advice to anyone who is considering going back to school: Go for it! There is no better time than now. In five, 10, 15 or 20 years, the only regret you will have will be the opportunities you did not take. Education is an investment in yourself, and you are worth it. OSU Ecampus was user-friendly, with great support.” — Matt Bowling, Oregon State Ecampus graduate

Oregon State’s online computer science program leads to professional success

“I primarily wanted to better myself by furthering my education and doing the work I love,” Eric Rouse says. “Now, I’m half-owner of the company that I work for. Completing my computer science degree at OSU Ecampus helped create the career of my dreams.”

Oregon State online public policy grad working for ‘an entire generation of children’

Matt Pennon knew firsthand the joys of fostering children; he and his husband built their family by fostering five kids in six years. He was also no stranger to the challenges. And thanks to employees in Santa Barbara County’s Department of Social Services who saw his potential — and the opportunity to gain relevant skills online with Oregon State — Pennon has successfully parlayed those experiences into a career offering families like his essential training and assistance.