Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Jamecia Manuel

Pre-nursing student from Jackson, MSphoto of Jamecia Manuel


Why did you decide to purse this health profession?  I am the type of person who loves to help others in any way that I can. Therefore, I decided to pursue a career in nursing because that is what it is all about, helping others, making them smile, and making their day just a little bit better.  

What is your major and why did you choose it?  Allied Health Studies. I chose Allied Health Studies because even if I decide to change my career path, I would still have taken almost all the courses for any other health profession. It is a very versatile major. 

How has the HPAO helped youI believe HPAO helped me actually get serious about my career path. Before I began visiting HPAO, I was lost. After I started working there I learned something new about my career almost everyday. I was also exposed to things that I would soon be experiencing as well such as nursing school applications, acceptance letters, mock interviews and more. This gave me a sense of urgency to make sure I had everything I need in order at all times. 

What is your most memorable experience working with the HPAO?  Definitely working there. Everyday I went to work it was an uplifting experience. There was never a dull moment. Always laughs and always a lot of love in the room. 

What are your career goalsI plan to become a traveling pediatric nurse and eventually a pediatric nurse practitioner. 

What is your favorite restaurant in Oxford? Taylor Grocery 

What are you happiest doing when not working or study?  When I am not working or studying, I like to get a nice meal and go to a park or lake to read, eat, and relax.