Claire Zido

Claire Zido

Sociology, 2012

Minor: Healthcare Administration

Activities: Order of Omega, Beta Phi Gamma, Habitat for Humanity, Admissions Tour Guide, Alcohol Awareness Week Planning Committee, Hand in Hand Planning Committee

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School: Woodland Hills High School

Most Influential Professor: I came to Lycoming undecided about my major. Dr. McCall taught the Introduction to Sociology class that I took freshmen year. She was always animated and the class was really interactive – she always had my attention. After that class, I declared my Sociology major.

Favorite Part of Class: I think the subject matter is so interesting. Ever since I took my first Sociology class, I have a different frame of mind. Everyone watches people, but I find myself observing and wondering what drives their behavior and the way they communicate with peers and superiors.

Getting Involved: It gives you so much experience. I’ve had the opportunities to try new things, meet new people, learned to manage events and committees in addition to how to work independently, as well as a member of a team. Overall, I’ve gained leadership experience as a result of getting involved on campus.

Advice: It’s not a bad thing to come here undecided – don’t feel pressured to declare a major. Once you get here, try a little bit of everything and you’ll find what you enjoy.