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Arielle O'Neal

by Brooklyn Schumm | Dec 05, 2022
Arielle O

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Arielle O'Neal (she/her), I am a junior marketing major, and I am from Bluffton, Ohio.

What are you involved in on campus?

I am a social media intern, a student in the college of business, and on the volleyball team. 

Why do you enjoy playing volleyball?

I enjoyed playing volleyball because of the team atmosphere. Being a part of an organization striving to better players mentally and physically pushed me to become a better person both as a teammate and outside the world.

Why did you choose Manchester University?

I chose Manchester University because it felt like home. It is very similar to how my hometown looks, and it gave me relief knowing I was somewhere safe and comfortable.

What is your favorite thing about Manchester?

My favorite thing about Manchester is the staff and faculty. They strive to give every student here a fair chance to become the best version of themselves.

What do you see yourself doing after Manchester?

I see myself stepping into marketing and building my way up the corporate ladder.

Who is your favorite professor you have had?

My favorite professor is Dr. Alicia Dailey.

What is your favorite class you have taken at Manchester?

My favorite class was Social Work.

What's a Manchester bucket list item you'd like to check off?

Catching a Squirrel!

What advice would you give to an incoming Manchester student?

Don't expect to ride college out. Without the effort you put into your classes and jobs, your time here will become incredibly stressful. Use your opportunities wisely.

What is something that someone wouldn't know just by looking at you?

Something someone wouldn't know by looking at me is that I have multiple awards/records in powerlifting.

What is your favorite Manchester Memory?

My favorite Manchester Memory is my first year Manchester Madness.

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