Numi Tesfay

Business Management and Professional Sales | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Building Confidence

Numi Tesfay speaks with a self-assured confidence. Maybe it’s because the Manchester junior is from the metropolitan city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she attended a French school with international students and learned to speak four languages along the way.

Maybe, too, it’s Manchester. A double major in business management and professional sales, Numi found career inspiration in Professor Joe Messer’s Principles of Management course. After graduation, she plans to return home to help grow the family business. “You can build something based on what you love,” says Numi. “I want to take my mom’s company and make it a bigger thing.”


Manchester Activities Council  Secretary, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, College of Business Club Professional Development Director,  Student Budget Board Committee, African Students Association 'Historian'

Favorite Hangouts

KenapocoMocha Coffee Shop, Peace Garden/ Memorial Garden by the Intercultural Center, Chapel Meditation room.

Recommended Faculty

Professor Messer; Professor Morales.

Recommended Classes

Innovation with Professor Messer

What People May Not Know About MU

Manchester may be a small campus but its full of opportunities, thanks to the wonderful staff and faculty that are always willing to help out.

Advice for Students Looking at MU 

Life sometimes comes at you fast, one day your in high school thinking when is this going to be over and the next thing you know, You're in college.Once in college you're try to figure out how to do things. At Manchester, there are so many individuals from faculty members to staff, to students, that will help you figure out things, and shape you into someone magnificent and successful.

“At Manchester you have a whole new family that you can rely on.”

New friends. New family.
Inside and outside of class, Numi discovered a supportive community at Manchester, which she calls her “home away from home.” And here, just like back home in Ethiopia, her family and friends hail from around the globe. “At Manchester you have a whole new family that you can rely on,” she says.

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