1. Don’t be afraid to talk with people. Make the first move and find time to talk with co-workers and supervisors.
2. Ask for things to do. Do not wait to be given an assignment. Take the initiative to solve a problem, research a solution, start a discussion.
3. Learn all you can about the industry in which you work. Talk with people in different departments and areas. If allowed, speak with clients and vendors.
4. Read everything you can get your hands on. Ask your supervisor for reading material beyond the standard "training manual."
5. Don’t gripe about grunt work. Everyone does it. Use the opportunity to learn how the small tasks fit into the bigger picture of the business.
6. Take advantage of the fact that you are a student. Everyone wants to help a student learn. Ask questions, access opportunities.
7. Find a mentor. Learn from people who are the superstar performers, the most respected members of the organization.
8. Get in the loop. Decisions are not always made in a conference room. Tap into the "informal" resources of the company – eat lunch in the cafeteria, join the bowling league, participate in the book club.
9. Ask to attend meetings, training sessions, and events. You may not be allowed to go to everything, but more often than not, you’ll be welcomed.
10. Never, ever burn a bridge. You never know when you will see someone again.
Taken with permission from MonsterTrak.com. Written by Bradley Richardson.