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Category Archives: Ecampus Students

Get ahead of the game: plan for summer term

Whether you would like to complete an entire year’s worth of language requirements in one term or you’re planning around a summer vacation, Oregon State University’s unique summer session term allows you to design your schedule your way.

The first-class ticket to a degree: Oregon State Ecampus

For Calais Bickford-St. Pierre, pursuing a degree online was her passport, and Oregon State University Ecampus was her first-class ticket.

The first in a legacy of many

The past does not dictate the possibilities for one’s future. Erin Mathias knows this firsthand. She enrolled online in the Ecampus fisheries and wildlife sciences program to pursue her dream career, becoming the role model she needed when she was younger and serving as inspiration to her siblings and African American girls who want to enter STEM fields.

From the file room to the boardroom

Twelve years ago, Ingrid Scheel burned out in an engineering program and worked part time filing papers at a small fiber optic technology firm. You wouldn’t have predicted her future success. But now Ingrid holds two college degrees. Those papers she used to file? Now she signs them as the company’s vice president. And to keep the firm on the leading edge of producing hair-thin micro sensors, she’s pursuing an engineering management master’s degree 100% online with Oregon State University Ecampus.

Moving up – and lifting up others along the way

After she dropped out of high school to meet the demands of parenthood, Rachel Hensley’s passions for community and cultural engagement led her to rediscover her educational path through Oregon State University Ecampus’ anthropology program. After an Oregon State faculty-led study abroad trip to Guatemala, Rachel’s set her sights on pursuing a law degree that will allow her to work toward international human rights.

Person at computer while on a teleconference

Investing in the future of online education

Who better to help make recommendations about online education than students actually enrolled in the programs? Oregon State’s resounding answer: no one. With their eyes on the emergent future of online learning, Ecampus faculty and students are leaving their mark as members of the Oregon State University Online Education Committee.

Breaking the mold

What if part of your teacher education included an intensive, 2-year residency inside a public school where you co-taught with – and were mentored by – a seasoned teacher from day one? (Think medical school residencies, but in schools instead of hospitals.) A newly-launched, graduate program is doing this, and more.

Going the distance

Ecampus anthropology student Victoria Keenan is investing time and travel into her education, pursuing internship opportunities on the Oregon State campus, despite the distance.

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.

How long do you pursue your goals? As long as it takes

How old were you when you discovered your dream job? Many of us are still trying to figure it out. Not Jason Deger. He knew at a young age – thanks to camping trips with his dad in national parks – that he would someday be a park ranger. It wasn’t a matter of debate. It was a matter of time. And it took years. But he never wavered in his pursuit.