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As an online learner, self-doubt is no match for your academic advisor

The self-doubt that Ashley Hatleberg felt while pursuing a degree online with Oregon State put her in good company. Many students who learn online — particularly those who are returning to school after some time away — feel that same sense of doubt. But as is the case with countless other OSU Ecampus students, Hatleberg had her worries erased thanks to the expert guidance of her academic advisor.

Learn online with Oregon State and receive unmatched student support

Without the constant support of her academic advisor, Ashley Hatleberg said she would have quit school. It’s as simple as that. But while pursuing her natural resources degree online with Oregon State, quitting was never a real option. That’s because her academic advisor was with her every step of the way — helping Hatleberg to manage her academic plans, overcome obstacles and connect with a variety of student resources.

OSU Ecampus honors faculty, staff for commitment to online learning and students

The Oregon State Ecampus Awards showcase OSU Ecampus faculty and staff commitment to online education, student success and course development. Through innovation, iteration and integrity, these Ecampus partners take on life’s biggest challenge: shaping this world’s future through education.

OSU Ecampus puts student success first

Our students connect regularly with a strong community of classmates, instructors and on-campus support staff – because at OSU Ecampus, we put student success at the forefront of all we do. We provide access to resources like social groups, online forums and one-on-one conversations because those connections do more than just facilitate course projects. They establish a sense of belonging for students.

Randy Ocampo, Ecampus computer science academic advisor, smiles in an office decorated with pictures.

Behind the scenes with Randy Ocampo, computer science academic advisor

Randy Ocampo knows only one way to live life: full tilt, full time. He spends his days working as an academic advisor to students in the Oregon State Ecampus online postbaccalaureate computer science program. How does he fill the rest of his hours? He has an always-on-the-go family at home, he’s pursuing his MBA on campus with Oregon State, and when he’s not consumed by those two aspects of his life, he’s an avid photographer, paints custom cars, does mixed martial arts and the list goes on.

Getting started at OSU Ecampus

We know returning to school is a big decision. There are a lot of things to consider before deciding to apply. If you choose to move forward with applying to Oregon State Ecampus, there are several key steps to take care of after you are admitted.

Behind the scenes with Beau Baca, liberal arts academic advisor

Learning primarily happens in a classroom, whether online or on campus, but Beau Baca’s period as a full-time instructor helped him realize that student success is aided when students come to class with a clearer vision. That’s why he transitioned to academic advising, a role he began in Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts in February 2014.

Todd Van Hess pushes his daughter on a swing that hangs from a tree in their yard.

Full-time everything? No problem.

Ecampus business administration student Todd Van Hess says what he’s learning in class is already making him a better employee – and in turn, a better prospective leader in the future. “I learn something new every term. I thought I knew all of the answers, but the course work definitely sheds a lot of light on some of the bigger picture items.”