Getting Comfortable Working in Quarantine
Mar 05, 2021
It’s hard to believe that I am coming into the 9th week of my internship. I feel like I’ve grown so much during this busy season; having the opportunity to learn and build relationships has been a huge part of my experience. Even though Covid has played a large role this year, it did not take away the amazing aspects of Cohen and Co.
Going into this year, I was wondering how I would be able to stay busy, meet people, and learn to the full extent that I would if we were in person. It kind of scared me that most of the time I would be stuck at home without the ability to have the workspace environment. I soon learned, however, that I would still be able to experience this internship to the fullest. Everyone I had the opportunity to work with was so willing to help and show me how to work efficiently during this time. There was never a point where I felt like I was left out to dry; I felt like I was playing a part in every project that I was in. Sure, work got tough here and there, but I was able to ask about anything if I was stuck. I was even able to come into the office a few times and meet the great people I had been in communication with from my computer.
I’d say the biggest thing I have learned from this experience was the aspect of asking questions and putting myself out there. There were a ton of questions I had throughout the process and I continue to ask questions every day. It is an important thing to get a grasp on what you are doing and why you might be doing a particular job, and my supervisors were always so helpful in guiding me. The best part of this too is you could instant message anyone in the office through Jabber and get responses back almost instantly. It takes a little bit to get comfortable with asking so many questions, but there is always someone to help.
This process has been long, but I would not have traded it for anything else. I’ve learned a totally different aspect of accounting from this experience and I am so happy I can take part in it.