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OSU CS Online Degree Graduate Story: Matt Staten

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OSU CS Online Degree Graduate Story: Matt Staten


My name is Matt Staten
and I got my first degree in anthropology in 2010. Archeology jobs are hard to come by,
outside of the summer months and I was already competing with a whole bunch
of people who had been in the industry for 25 years. So I was working a lot of odd jobs,
things that were good at the time but weren’t really getting me anywhere
with my life, with a career. Right now I work at a car wash
and I’ve been there for a couple of years, and it’s been a good job to me. I like the people I work with
and it’s done good things for me, I’ve been able to pay my bills,
but again it’s not what I want to do with the rest of my life. E-Campus has afforded me,
and this particular program has afforded me this opportunity to
work while I’m going to school, work according to my own schedule,
and really be successful because I can do it my way. So after a year of some
admittedly difficult classes, and some struggles,
I have graduated with a degree in computer science, a bachelor’s
degree in computer science, and I’m going to be working for
Huron Consulting Group this summer. I was able to land the job before
I had even graduated, before I even knew
I was going to be finished. I was able to know that after I graduate
I’m going to have a future secured for myself, I’ll have a good income. I’m going to be getting married this summer. I’ll be able to take care of a lot of the
finances for the wedding, I won’t have to rely on my parents or
her parents for a lot of that stuff. I can do it myself,
which is a really gratifying feeling to know that
you’ve worked so hard for something and you can do it on your own,
and you can do all of these things that you never thought you’d be able to do. And I’ve really has a lot of
help from the E-Campus staff with that. As successful as I’ve been,
I couldn’t have done it without some key people,
and I owe them a lot, I owe them everything.

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2 thoughts on “OSU CS Online Degree Graduate Story: Matt Staten”

  1. craqqer says:

    CS degree in one year? Dam

  2. thereisaloop says:

    this post bacc program requires 60 credits, how could you finish in a year?

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