I worked at Cohen Group as an intern (Less than a year)
- Interesting work - opportunity to work on and contribute to a wide variety of client teams in various industries, ranging from aerospace to pharmaceuticals. Felt that work was meaningful; almost no administrative tasks to do with.
- Robust mentorship - significant investment in interns by management and plentiful opportunities to interact with senior staff. Interns - particularly those with graduate degrees - are sometimes hired as full-time employees afterwards.
- Summer speaker series - extremely rare opportunities to speak to standing senators, current ambassadors, and other DC luminaries was provided over the course of the internship
- Friendliness - people were quite friendly and warm
- Free snacks in pantry
The workload fluctuates from week to week - lulls in work are sometimes followed by a deluge of projects
Advice to Management
Keep it up! I know that the interns really appreciate the effort to invest in them.
I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Cohen Group (Washington, DC).
I was contacted after applying online to do a phone interview the following week. After the phone screening, I was brought in for two separate in-person interviews, where I met the group I would be working with, as well as HR. The interviews themselves appeared to go well, and I followed up each time with a note of thanks, as well as any follow-up information they asked for. However, after being told I should be hearing an answer in the following weeks, I didn't hear back for over a month. When attempting to contact those I had interviewed, I just received the standard "we are still deliberating" response (note: this went on for another month), with a promise that they would get back to me soon with an answer. Eventually I just gave up trying to get a straightforward answer from them. Extremely unprofessional as well as rude to keep a candidate dangling like that rather than just being honest and forthright about going with another applicant.
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