Emily Oehmke graduated from L’Anse Creuse North High School just last May, but already has nearly two years of college completed and is ready to transfer to Michigan State University in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree. It’s been a fast track to success for this former competitive runner and it all started with Early College of Macomb.
“It was the best decision I have ever made,” says Oehmke. “Since I started taking classes here at such a young age (15), I didn’t know what I wanted to go into. I took many entry level business classes and that helped me decide that business was right for me.”
Macomb also helped Oehmke refine her choice to fit the demands of today’s business world, narrowing her focus to global supply chain management.
“It’s a highly sought after degree that Macomb now offers,” says Oehmke, a member of Macomb’s Supply Chain Management Club. “Instead of spending more time at my high school and taking non-core classes, I was here starting to learn the basics of business. That alone got me so motivated and excited for my future.”
But that’s not to say that Oehmke wasn’t active with her high school. She served on student council all four years and was student council and class president her senior year. She was also a member of its student advisory committee, and track and cross country team – until sidelined by an injury. An overachiever in her own right, Oehkme was nevertheless awed by her fellow classmates at Macomb.
“Some of the smartest, most successful individuals attend Macomb. These students work full time and take classes at the same time. They are way more prepared for whatever their future may bring because of that,” says Oehmke. “They are also smart because of all the money they are saving!”