UMC Home / Online Programs / Testimonials


Is Online Learning for Me?

Hear what others have to say about learning online at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

international business

Amber Oestreich is an overachiever. She holds two jobs, is pursuing her BS in International Business, and recently fit in a study abroad trip to South Africa. She shares how she juggles her responsibilities and what her future may hold.
“I absolutely love having my education online,” Oestreich says. “It allows me to have the flexibility to do my work in my own time and to explore topics that I am interested in more in-depth.”  Read more >>>

Roy Thurston, a student enrolled in the online major in Quality Management, discusses his experience as an online student at the University of Minnesota Crookston. He also shares how he made the decision to enroll. He completed his degree in 2018 while maintaining his position at New Flyer of America, a bus manufacturing company in Crookston, Minn.

Kristi Nelson, 2014, graduate of the Applied Studies program, talks about her online experience.

Abbey Wemimo, 2013, Business Management Major, talks about his experience with taking classes online from the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Alisha Hillstrom 2012
Alisha Hillstrom, 2012, talks about her experience as an online Business Management major in the Fall 2011 Torch article "Online Learning Leads to Visit"PDF File Icon.

Joe and Rochen Cretesio with their son
Online Bachelor of Manufacturing Management (BMM) graduate Joe Cretesio, 2011, and his wife Rochen, 2012, talk about their experience with U of M Crookston online in "Never Stop Dreaming" PDF File Icon from the Summer 2012 article in the Torch magazine. Joe says, "The people that I worked with at Crookston were so helpful, and I had the support I needed to make the transition to life working full time and attending class."

Jill Lucas and family
Jill Lucas, 2010, graduated from the Bachelor of Applied Health (BAH) online program. "When I found out I could get my online degree from the University of Minnesota, I knew it was the route I wanted to go...," says Lucas. Read her article "'Old School' Online"PDF File Icon  in the Spring 2010 Torch magazine.