Intern Blog

Downtown Living

Mar 16, 2018

Category: Kent State University

As my internship with Cohen & Company comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on these past couple months. I moved up to Cleveland in the beginning of January so that I would be closer to work and not have to commute over an hour ever day of the internship. Looking back at it, I definitely made the right choice. This was the first time that I got to experience the “big city.” I come from a small town near the Kent area called Tallmadge. So as you might imagine living in downtown Cleveland is a little bit different. I went from living with my parents in a nice two story home to living on the 7th floor of a high rise apartment. The change has been awesome so far because it is the first time that I have lived on my own. And it has been a really good learning experience.

Also, working downtown has been very different than what I am use to but in a good way. For starts I walk to work. This might not sound like a good thing because of how unpredictable Ohio weather can be, but I would much rather walk through a snow storm for 10 minutes rather than drive through one for an hour. Also, working downtown has been awesome because I have got to go to so many cool places for lunch that are in walking distance of the office. Now that busy season is slowing down for us, almost every day at least 3-4 of the interns in IIS will head out and take a nice lunch break somewhere nearby.

Overall, this new experience for me will be one that I will never forget and I am grateful for this awesome opportunity.