Sequoia Burdette

  • Class

  • Program

    Social Work ( School of Applied Sciences )
  • Hometown

    Sanatobia, MS (South)
  • Involvement

  • About

    Hi! I'm a BSW student from Senatobia, MS and I plan to work in a juvenile delinquent program or become a school social worker. The first piece of advice I would offer to an incoming freshman would be to make sure you have passion for helping others. After that, buy a planner, refer to your class syllabus, and get to know your advisors and teachers.
Professional portrait of Sequoia.

Why did you choose to attend UM? 

I chose to enroll at the University of Mississippi because of M.O.S.T 2019, it really helped me choose my decision with a 3-day college experience but also having fun. Its strong academic programs, a beautiful campus, and a vibrant student community. It's a place where you can pursue your passions and create lifelong memories!  

When and why did you choose your major/minor? 

I chose social work because Im passionate about helping others and making a positive impact in peoples lives.  

What are your career goals? 

To be the best social worker I can be, whether it's helping people or advocating. 

Is there a professor who has been particularly helpful to you? 

Dr. Teresa Lefmann 

What has been a particularly meaningful way you have engaged in a community? (Either on or off campus? 

Simply just joining the student organizations that the university offer such as ESTEEM, Black Student Union, and Student Social Work Organization.

What do you like to do outside of school (hobbies/interests)? 

  1.  Create DIYs activities  
  2. Shop either online or in store 
  3. Watch Tiktok 

What are you binge watching/reading/listening to? 

Keeping up with the Kardashians  

What is your favorite place to eat in Oxford? 

Obys or Lost Pizza Co.  

What are some dream travel destinations (and why?) 

Dubai because of its stunning architecture, luxurious resorts, vibrant nightlife, and world class shopping.

What’s your favorite place to study on or off campus and why? 

Downstairs in the library on the third floor, very quiet and ducked off  

Why is your department a special place? 

The Department of Social Work provides a supportive and inclusive environment for students to learn and grow 

What are your 3 favorite things about your major/department at UM?

  1. Very broad, has a lot of career opportunities 
  2. Understanding the importance of communication and clarification in the social work-client relationship 
  3. The constant learning and growth that comes with the profession