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Jason Deger, an Oregon State Ecampus environmental sciences alum, is standing on the Oregon State Corvallis campus in the Valley Library quad on his graduation day. He is gesturing with open palms near his abdomen as he speaks.

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.

Matthew Baird speaks with an instructor at the Ecampus graduation reception.

Military students share their advice | Oregon State Ecampus

Michael Magstadt, Alyssa Halstead and Matthew Baird all served in the United States Armed Forces, and all three earned their degrees online through Oregon State University. They met the challenge of pursuing an education while serving their country, and here they share words of wisdom and encouragement to fellow service members and veterans.