Intern Blog

Tackling the Learning Curve

Mar 02, 2018

Category: Stevenson University

Beginning my last year at Stevenson University, I knew I wanted to intern with a growing accounting firm. Luckily, I was given an opportunity to intern with Cohen & Company.
What is most valuable to me is the exposure I have to all three areas between individual, operating, and funds. I am exposed to a variety of tax returns such as 1040s, 1041s, and 1065s. At first, I did not feel properly prepared with the work that I was producing. Now that I overcame that obstacle, I realize that each day is an opportunity to learn something new and to improve my professional skills. Although each tax return may have a learning curve at first, seeking help from a manager or another staff accountant is easy to do because of our open-door policy.
One of my favorite aspects about interning at Cohen & Company is their flexibility with my schedule. Although going to school full time, maintaining an internship and a Resident Assistant position on campus was overwhelming at times, Cohen & Company allowed me to be successful and grow while continuing my studies. I am grateful for being paired with a manager who is not only genuine and approachable, but also focuses on prioritization.