Intern Blog

Pittsburgh Experience

Mar 07, 2018

Category: Youngstown State University

It’s hard to believe that I’m already more than half way done with my internship at Cohen & Company. Two short months ago, I started my internship as a PCS tax intern in the Pittsburgh office. The amount I’ve learned in these two short months is truly incredible. I’ve not only learned how to complete tax returns and other accounting methods, but also how to work in a large firm environment and how to conduct myself as a business professional.

When I researched Cohen before my interview last fall, I noticed the firm really put an emphasis on “culture”. Never working for a large firm before, I wondered how much culture really mattered. It was pretty obvious from the start of my internship that culture really does matter and that Cohen has a great work environment, with truly great people.

The first thing that stuck out to me during my first day in Cohen’s Pittsburgh office was the tight bond in the office. Having only 18 people in the office allows each and every person to establish a relationship with each other. Initially, being the only intern in the Pittsburgh office felt a little intimidating. That feeling was wiped away as soon as I walked through the door on my first day. Practically everyone in our office, including partners, approached me and talked to me on a personal level, making me feel comfortable from the start.

I can already tell this three-month experience will play a huge roll in the rest of my career as a business professional. I’m truly glad to be a part of Cohen’s team and excited to see where this first step of my career takes me.