February 1, 2024

Employee Spotlight – Sophie Cohen

Meet Sophie Cohen - Talent Acquisition Associate

Employee Spotlight – Sophie Cohen

Tell us a little about yourself
As a double graduate of the University of Maine, with both my undergrad degree and an MBA under my belt, I’ve settled into a cozy life in Freeport. Here, I share my home with my boyfriend and our golden retriever, who’s always up for a game of fetch, and our two mischievous cats that never fail to entertain us. My heart beats for Boston sports; whether it’s the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins, or the Patriots, I’m all in, cheering loudly from my living room or the stands. Traveling is my escape; I’m on a perpetual quest for new sights, sounds, and tastes, always eager to explore the next great restaurant on my list. And when I’m at home, you’ll find me in the kitchen, apron on, experimenting with new recipes and flavors, turning each meal into an adventure of its own. Life is about savoring every moment, whether it’s a thrilling game or a perfectly seasoned dish, and I’m here to enjoy it all.

How has your career grown since starting at Marcum Search?
At Marcum I have not only learned more about accounting and recruiting, but also how to properly communicate messages, goals, and tasks to people in an efficient manner. Being able to grab the attention of others through technology is not always easy, but I have had some really good managers here teach me tactics and methods, and as a result have been able to make placements. As a remote employee, time management and knowing what is expected has become a strength that I think will hold true in the future years.

My favorite quote is
“Everything happens for a reason.”

Three words to describe myself
Enthused, eager, balanced

My perfect day is
Waking up to some good coffee and going on a ride with my dog, Apollo. During the day I enjoy a variety of things, but always like to end it with a nice cooked meal, followed by an action comedy movie, or by watching the Celtics or Patriots.

Advice for my 16 year old self
Don’t give up too early and keep your foot on the gas until there is no other option. You might think you have a good grasp on things, but in ten years so much can change that you never predicted. Most importantly, take a risk if you truly feel deep down that the outcome is meant for you.

Number 1 on my bucket list
Design my own house to be built.

The person who had the biggest impact on my life is
There hasn’t been just one person, but a combination of my parents and one of my grandfathers (although all of my family has in some way). One taught me patience and respect; one taught me to fight for what I want; and one taught me perseverance.

In my career I am most proud of
I am most proud of the fact that despite thinking my career path was set, I was able to transition when I realized the initial plan wasn’t the one for me. Through multiple internships, part time jobs, and college classes, I think I have finally found the right path.

A funny or memorable experience from your career or personal life?
This is a hard one–so many things to reminisce over. What probably wins is when I received that final MBA grade. To know that the rest of my learning and schooling was up to me made me excited because it meant I could truly design the rest of my career and life. Completing my MBA would give me a lot of options, and now I get to focus on the best detailed path forward.