Corrine LaFrance plans to work her way around the world. LaFrance is a Business Administration major who came to OCC after graduating from Skaneateles High School in 2013.
While she was in high school she met two people who became her professional inspiration. “I job shadowed a couple that worked in foreign embassies. The husband was in national defense, the wife worked with cultural studies. I was fascinated with what they did. I love traveling. Doing what they do would be perfect for me.” LaFrance plans to transfer to Grove City College where she will major in International Business.
During her time on campus she enjoyed everything OCC had to offer. LaFrance was a member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa, the Business Club, the Women’s Soccer team, the Track Club, the National Society of Leadership Success and was a tutor at the new Learning Center. “I loved tutoring in math. I’m very good at it and I enjoyed helping others.”
Despite her global aspirations LaFrance is happy she started her college education so close to home, especially when she speaks with students who wound up transferring here. “I met people in my major who started at four-year colleges. They told me the work here was harder but there were more people here willing to assist you. Between helpful teachers and the Learning Center they did better here.”