Intern Blog

Investment Industry Experience

Jul 10, 2017

Category: The Ohio State University

This past week all of the Investment Industry Services employees gathered in the Cleveland office for training. While our intern training in Milwaukee was a great introduction into the industry and the firm, it was great to gather with the entire division for three days and learn about some relevant regulation changes and current events that are affecting the investment industry right now. Several presenters discussed problems they have encountered in their audits and how they addressed them, as well as thoughtful questions to ask when something in the audit doesn’t seem right. We talked about the firm’s roots in client service and culture, with an engaging and informative panel of some of the founding members of Cohen. We were also introduced to some new technology software and data concepts that we will utilize moving forward to stay on top of the constantly changing audit world. Lastly, the Cleveland and Milwaukee interns met up again for lunch one day to go over any questions or clarifications after the first month on the job. It was interesting to see how everyone’s different jobs were progressing and was nice to meet up again as an intern class.

Wednesday night the entire training group, as well as Youngstown interns and incoming employees for the fall, attended the Indians game. It was a great way to meet employees we didn’t have the chance to talk with much yet, as well as get to know the people on our engagement teams better. We had the entire section to ourselves for a great night of weather and an Indians win. Cohen & Company's name even made an appearance on a big screen along the first base line, which made an appearance in the picture above. Thanks to everyone for a great week together!

I have really enjoyed my time at Cohen so far and truly was able to experience the tremendous company culture and focus on continuous learning the last few weeks. We are about halfway done with the internship, and I can’t wait for the second half.