I've been contacting alumni lately and had a lot of help. I've contacted very few (just started) non-alumns but can't help but feel I'm doing something wrong.
I usually keep my emails shorts. I usually introduce myself, explain my recent experience in 1 sentence and ask if I can speak to them briefly regarding advice and their backgrounds.
What would you guys do or adjust? How do you enthrall non-alumns into talking to you?