I work in Corporate Audit, evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the company’s risk management.
Depending on the audit I am working on, I have to travel to the location where the client is located. The past 8 months I have spent 90% of my time in Seattle, WA. My day starts meeting with my audit team, we review our plan for the day, hold scheduled meetings with the client, provide status to management and work on documenting the information gathered. My job requires flexibility & adaptability, analytical & problem solving, communications verbal / written), time mgmt and leadership skills.
Here's the first step for college students
You need to find a mentor. For me, Boeing actually assigned me a mentor when I first joined the company, but you can find mentors as early as when you're in school. All you need to do is think about where you'd like to be in ten to fifteen years, then identify someone who's currently in that role, and seek them out for advice. I think that having mentors has been the most beneficial thing to my career: they believed in me and encouraged me to apply to new positions and to get new certifications.
"We don't want you to succeed here."