Conduct research, investigate workflows to provide recommendations, ensure regulations and standards are in compliance.
A cup of coffee -->creating and sharing a telephony report that advises line of business' telephone call activities/trends for claim adjusters --> supplying auto line of business with report that advises them of claims closing ratios -->Completing research and Financial Self Assessment (FSA) analysis for our field office (basically auditing claim files to ensure compliance is being met), consulting with business leaders to review FSA successes, opportunities, andreports for optimizing workflows.
Continue to read books that will help shape your thought process, enthusiasm and development towards your job. Participate in a leadership training of some sort that will also help to enhance your professional and personal development. Always seek feedback from your leaders on a regular basis so you can make valuable contributions to your team/organization. Always strive to do better than the last time. Use resources such as Google/YouTube to learn new methods or ways to optimize a task.
Here's the first step for everyone
An internship program such as Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment)
"Are you sure this is cut out for you? You may not be able to finish and get stuck in a office filing papers."
Have a curious mind! I was willing and open to step out and explore because I had never participated in a internship before so I had no idea what to expect until I joined Travelers EDGE and received guidance. It is my personal goal to strive for success in everything I do and am involved in. Another great value was to pair myself with mentors who I believed were genuine, had my best interest at heart and truly contributed to my development. Stay focused, determined, resilient and work hard!
I used to save coins/loose change as I got them and at the end of the year cashed them out. Seek grants if possible. I tried to purchase my text books used. Participate in an internship (paid if possible) to save towards tuition/living expenses.