Q&A With OCCC Alum Camry Kreymer
Ashton: What is your name?
Camry: My name is Camry Kreymer.
Ashton: When did you attend OCCC?
Camry: I attended spring of 2016. And then, I believe, spring of 2017. So I went there for a year.
Ashton: What did you study while you were there?
Camry: I did my basics. I think I changed my major a few times, but I never got to any specific area of study there yet.
Ashton: Why did you choose OCCC?
Camry: I had a few friends who had gone there, and I had heard really good things about it. I was a little scared to start right off at university and I thought it would be a better option for saving money.
Ashton: What stood out to you about your experience at OCCC?
Camry: Probably how accessible everything was. I don’t know if it is still the same way. But going and waiting in line for the advisors and being able to set up your schedule on the computer. I really liked that a lot. So it made everything, I don’t know, it just made it really easy to set your schedule up. And it wasn’t intimidating. So yeah.
Ashton: Do you feel like OCCC gave you a good start to your college education?
Camry: Definitely, it was a really good transition period between high school and university. And I think it would have been extremely difficult to go straight to university. It just kind of provided an environment that was kind of half like high school kind of half like university. A little bit in between you know. Everybody from all different walks of life, all different ages, were there. So you didn’t feel out of place no matter what. It was so diverse at OCCC so I think it was awesome. I wouldn’t have done it differently if I went back.
Ashton: Would you recommend OCCC to people coming out of high school and starting their college experience?
Camry: Absolutely! It’ll save you a lot of money. I didn’t get my degree there, but I did get my basics there. It saved me thousands and thousands of dollars. It’s a really good transition period, like I said, between high school and university. And then the other thing too is if you’re struggling to get your ACT score up, that was something that happened to me, and you can’t get into a university. What you can do is go get your associates or do your basics and then transfer to a university and they won’t be looking at your ACT or SAT scores, because you’ve already entered a college. At least that’s how it was when I started. If you go straight into university your test score, I think, has to be like a 24 or 23. But if you do that, then you’re a transfer student and it’s a little different and the administration process is much easier. So I would absolutely recommend it.