Coal Trading Internship / Learning???ST
So...just graduated early (December) from a pretty solid school. Have a job lined up with a BB commodity trading desk, starting in March. I had made plans to travel in my spare time, but those kind of fell thru (low on cash & don't really want to travel alone while all my buddies are still in school).
That being said, I've been interested in the coal industry for some time now, and one of the larger coal companies in the US is headquartered in my hometown, and I found a guy on linkedin who is responsible for their hedging activities. I'm probably going to be hella bored unless I find something to do with my time over these next few months, so I was thinking of carpetbombing him and seeing if he would let me work with him, even if its unpaid and part-time. Also, one day I'd like to return to work in my hometown, so I figured it might be kind of cool to meet a few people at the company and see if it is somewhere that I could see myself working in 5-10 years. Anyways, I was wondering:
A) Do you think the coal company would be open to my proposal, especially if they know that I'm going to be working for someone else come March?
B) Do you think my employer (BB) would get pissed?
C) Anyone want to give me some money so I can travel?
Any thoughts appreciated. Also, if you're still in school and don't have anything meaningful to say, or are just retarded and don't have anything meaningful to say, just please don't answer.