After graduating from the University of Michigan, I was eager to find a full time position to continue working in research while also developing my professional skills. An informational interview with SSG led to a temporary, and then permanent, position. ver since then, I have considered myself extremely lucky to be part of this small and constantly evolving downtown company. Our work centers around designing and implementing evidence-based, high-quality survey research grounded in methodological insights; and our clients come to us from a broad range of fields within the social sciences (in both academia and government).
Working at SSG has been a unique and valuable experience-- I am constantly learning and getting involved in every aspect of the research process. My responsibilities on a typical day could include such varied tasks as helping a client to develop a custom study management system, working on experimental designs, creating custom reports, programming survey instruments, or overseeing quality control processes. Our focus on sound research methodology has allowed me to stay at the forefront of new research as well, and I have been fortunate to present at several national conferences in the past few years. But even though our reach extends across the country (and in a few cases, the world!), one of my favorite parts of working at SSG is that it is a local small business, actively contributing to the Ann Arbor community.
||Survey Sciences Group
University of Michigan, Communication Studies (Honors), Political Science, Ann Arbor, MI
||Gabriel Richard High School, Riverview, MI