I’m writing this on the flight home from my very first work trip to Milwaukee. Yes, nearing the halfway point of my internship, I had the opportunity to visit the Milwaukee office and meet the team I have been virtually working with since the beginning.
When asked if taking the trip was something I would be interested in, I knew the chance to not only see another office, but also meet more members of the Cohen & Company team would be an amazing experience.
Everything I thought the trip was going to include — the people, the city adventures and the Marquette basketball game — exceeded my expectations. It was incredible to see all that Milwaukee has to offer.
It was also a chance to work as a team, ask questions and get feedback in person for everything I was working on. At no point did I feel like an intern. I was just another member of the team, completing work that actually has an impact on the overall audit.
I started this internship with very little experience in accounting, coming from a background in education. When deciding to pursue my master’s, I knew an internship was an important aspect. When I met people at Cohen & Company, I knew that was where I wanted to begin my journey.
I have seen Cohen & Company’s foundational principle of “Great People First” at work in every aspect I have encountered in my internship. Everyone wants you to succeed and is willing to answer questions and help in any way they can.
It’s hard to put yourself out there in a hybrid work environment, but another thing this trip showed me is how valuable and fun it is to connect with the people you work with and to make the most of the time you have during your internship.
Try everything, ask questions, meet people and visit Milwaukee if you have the chance!
Courtney Weese, The University of Akron
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