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Josh Griffie, a business administration online student with Oregon State University Ecampus, sits on a boardwalk.

Business administration online student ‘always dreaming’ of his next move

This is a story about Josh Griffie, whose life plans have been disrupted so frequently that he can only laugh when asked where he finds the strength to keep going. He’s finishing his Oregon State business administration bachelor’s degree online through OSU Ecampus, and he’s doing it while coping with chronic health issues, job loss and the general turmoil caused by COVID-19. “One of my biggest strengths is my ability to adapt, dream and persevere,” he says.

Oregon State University Ecampus graduate Caitlin Brooks, then a police officer in central Oregon, holds a white dog

Online business degree takes grad from fighting crime to launching a business

For Caitlin Brooks, furthering her education enabled her to launch her own fitness apparel business. But her journey to reaching that point wasn’t easy given her full-time job and the other challenges she encountered. The quality, support and flexibility offered online by OSU Ecampus became essential to her success.

Business professionals in an office with computers

Business fundamentals online graduate certificate backed by real-world expertise

Oregon State University’s new online Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals provides students with that foundational knowledge by delivering courses taught by faculty with extensive, practical business experience. The combination of relevant online coursework and expert instruction is a pathway to diverse career opportunities in any industry.

Todd Van Hess, Oregon State Ecampus business administration graduate

Leading by example: Going back to college as a parent

Like all good dads, Todd Van Hess wants the best for his three children. He knows that their best chance to lead successful lives is for them to earn college degrees when the time comes. And like all good dads, Todd knows that if he’s going to hold his kids to a certain standard, he needs to lead by example. Last June, he supplied the best example possible when he walked across a stage at Oregon State University’s annual commencement ceremony and accepted his diploma after earning his degree online through Oregon State Ecampus.

Ecampus alumna Calais Bickford-St. Pierre sits sideways on a long, curved wooden bench. She is looking down at a silver tablet that rests against her knees.

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.

Eric Broadfoot sits on a wooden bench with his wife, Courtney, and on his lap facing him sits his son, Jack.

It’s time to take control of your future. Just like Eric Broadfoot did.

“I decided to go back to school to earn my degree because my wife, Courtney, and I got married and we were having a child, and I wanted to move up in the company I was working for,” says economics alum Eric Broadfoot. “Given all of those aspects, I knew it was very important to finish my education.”