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Justin C

- Research Program Mentor

Industry expert at University of Notre Dame


Corporate Finance, Investments, Business Valuation, Personal Finance


My name is Justin Cohen, and I have experience in corporate finance, business valuation, investing, portfolio management, and other areas within the broad umbrella of finance. I graduated three years ago from the University of Notre Dame where I studied finance and Spanish and worked as both a teaching and research assistant. In my professional career, I spent two years working at Ernst and Young in their corporate finance and transactions group, and have been working in an institutional investing role for approximately a year. I have passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst program, and have experience tutoring students virtually. Outside of my love of finance, I am an avid reader, musician (guitar and saxophone), and athlete (running and basketball). Both my parents were / are teachers, and I love breaking down something complicated and making it extraordinarily simple, even for someone with limited experience. One of the areas in which I am most passionate is de-mystifying finance and investing into bite-size pieces that are simple, understandable, and actionable, and I believe many people just need some basic help to radically improve their own knowledge and abilities.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Printing Money

Nearly every business operates within a specified "model", which include marketplaces, subscriptions, advertising, direct-to-consumer, and many more. Over time, these models have evolved based on the demands of customers and dynamics of the supply chain. Based on the profitability and staying power of the most iconic and well-known businesses, what are the business models that have the highest probability of allowing businesses to effectively "print money", another way of articulating their tremendous ability to generate profit for shareholders and lead to favorable outcomes for all stakeholders involved?

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Work experience

Ernst and Young (2018 - 2020)
Boston Children's Hospital Investment Office (2020 - Current)
Investment Analyst


University of Notre Dame
BA Bachelor of Arts (2018)

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