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Sociology Student has B.I.G. Summer Internship

James Crean
James Crean, senior sociology major, completed an internship this summer with the Business Innovation Group (BIG) in Statesboro and learned a lot about conducting research and the relationship between the local government, businesses, and the community:

As an upcoming senior Sociology major and Economics minor, my experience at the Business Innovation Group (B.I.G.) provided the understanding how what I’ve learned can be applied in real communities. Working under the research team at B.I.G., I had the opportunity to talk to members of government, contribute to projects for neighboring counties and businesses, and became familiar with IRB’s and the research process. With most projects emphasizing the promotion of economic (re)development in southeastern Georgia, the goal in my contributions normally worked with using the sociological perspective to address the multivariate relationship between local government, businesses, and residents.

If you’re interested in learning more about potential sociology internships, please contact Dr. April Schueths, Sociology Internship Coordinator and Associate Professor at


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