Student Success Coaching - For Current Undergraduate Ecampus Students

Success coaching

Everyone is welcome. Students choosing online education often juggle multiple commitments, and starting a new degree program can be overwhelming. Whether you’re struggling to find balance, need help refining study skills or want a little extra motivation, Oregon State Ecampus student success coaches are just a phone call or email away. Your success is our No. 1 goal. (Pictured above is Ecampus student Heather Reding and Ecampus student success coach Bethany Ulman. While most of their conversations are via phone or email, the two got the unique opportunity to meet in person.)

What is success coaching?

Formerly known as success counseling (same service, new name), success coaching is an academic counseling service for undergraduate Ecampus students. Success coaches work in partnership with students to improve academic skills, to identify support resources, and to address obstacles to academic success at OSU. Success coaching is individualized, strengths-based and holistic.

How can a success coach help me?

Success coaching allows students to actively reflect on their current circumstances and to evaluate strategies that support and/or undermine their academic success. Common discussion topics include:

  • Time management
  • Procrastination
  • Prioritization
  • Work-life balance
  • Academic skill development
  • Stress management
  • Goal-setting
  • Motivation
  • Identifying and utilizing support resources

What happens in a success coaching appointment?

A success coaching phone or Skype appointment typically lasts 30-45 minutes. During the appointment, your success coach will engage you in a discussion of your strengths, challenges, and academic goals. You will explore issues that impact your academic success and identify strategies and resources that can support you in your educational goals. Success coaches are not able to provide advice or suggestions regarding curriculum or degree progress. Students with questions regarding those areas are encouraged to also connect with their academic advisor.

Request a success coaching appointment

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Meet the Ecampus Success Team

Our Ecampus success coaches are committed to working with the specific needs of the Ecampus student population. They are trained to listen and ask thought-provoking questions to promote self-reflection and to support students in planning for success at OSU. Find your success coach listed by major below:

Bethany Ulman

Bethany Ulman
Human development and family sciences
Public health

Brittni Racek

Brittni Racek
Business administration

Eddie Rodriguez

Eddie Rodriguez
Crop and soil science
Environmental sciences
Geography and geospatial science
Natural resources

Rebeka Phelps

Rebeka Phelps
Agricultural sciences
Environmental economics and policy
Fisheries and wildlife sciences
Rangeland science


Contact any success coach
Liberal studies
Political science
University Exploratory Studies Program
Women, gender, and sexuality studies
World languages