Intern Blog

Why Cohen & Company?

Feb 03, 2018

Category: Baldwin Wallace University

Nearly a year ago I began my internship, and potentially future career, search. As you could imagine this was not an easy task by any means. For starters, there are more accounting firms than one could even imagine. And to make the search even harder, just about every firm believes they are the “best”. Now don’t get me wrong, every firm has their specialties and one could easily make a case for any firm out there. But when searching for a workplace you don’t want to hear that every firm is perfect. You need some aspect that stands out. Something that makes you say “yes, this one!”

Well, as I’m sure you can already guess, my “yes, this one!” came the second I began looking at Cohen & Company’s website. As much as I wish I could tell you the exact sentence that stood out to me, I can’t. It wasn’t just one specific item that made me want to work at Cohen. Instead, an accumulation of the look and sound of the website, a gut feeling you could say.

After researching Cohen and hearing nothing but positive comments from others at my school, I decided to apply for an internship at Cohen, and only Cohen. My interview process was more than pleasing, as I felt nothing but positivity and friendliness from everyone I met. During my second interview I was able to visit Cohen & Company’s headquarters in downtown Cleveland, and trust me when I say the office is no typical accounting firm. With colored walls, standing desks, and a ping pong table, I instantly felt welcomed and knew I found the place I wanted to begin my career.

Now that I am a few weeks into my internship I can happily say that the gut feeling I had when searching for a firm almost a year ago was 100% right. Along with the workplace environment being everything I had hoped for, the actual work has been extremely rewarding and beneficial. I can say with certainty that my internship at Cohen & Company will be an experience I never forget.