Written by: Jake Vogel
Hey everybody! Glad to see this site has been getting a good amount of activity. I am writing this entry a little later in the week due to my travel agenda for my first week. At Cohen & Company, the training process occurs throughout the first week and exposes the intern class to a few offices. Being from the location which is the furthest from the main office, I have been the unfortunate victim of traveling all across Northeast Ohio. I started in the downtown Cleveland office on Monday morning at 9 o’clock which meant leaving Columbus at roughly 6:30! I was fortunate enough to stay at the Wyndham for two nights and was treated to numerous delicious Cleveland restaurants.
The great part about the hotel was it was right across the street from the office. Being able to wake up at 8 instead of 5:30 on the 2nd day was a great surprise! After Cleveland I was on my way to Akron for the first time, where I was staying at the Radisson. This was my first time seeing the Akron office and after a day of training it was back to the hotel before I left the following morning for my final stop of the week – Youngstown. This was also my first time to Youngstown. Finally, at the end of the work week I was back on the road for a nice 3 hour drive home to Columbus. However, while training I found out I will be working on an engagement very soon. In fact, this Sunday (6/21) I will be driving back up to Cleveland for a 7PM flight to Richmond, Virginia where I will be working on a SAS 70 Audit until Thursday. This engagement is one of the services offered by the entity of Cohen I will be working with mostly – Cohen Fund Audit Services (CFAS) .
This week has officially been my first introduction to the concept of “living out of a suitcase”. The most frustrating part is that I was exposed to all of these training materials this past winter when I interned part-time. However, the principles and shortcuts serve as great reminders and refreshers. Either way, I am definitely looking forward to getting back to work and eventually making it into my home office back in Columbus. I am sure that my next entry will discuss my trip to Virginia and any interesting things that came up while performing field work. As mentioned by other bloggers, if any of you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me:
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