Whenever you see an opportunity, take an initiative to make an impact. The more engaged you are, the more you are going to learn and contribute. Be self-motivated instead of having your lead or manager tell you what you need to do. Don’t wait for permission, always be curious and proceed with the best intentions. Make an effort to know your team members, set up 1:1 meeting, go for lunches, coffee together and exchange thoughts or ideas. Help your team members to organize events, volunteer if you get a chance and show up at company events. You are going to miss a huge opportunity to grow if you just work quietly behind the monitors.